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To mark the centenary of the death of Dutch theologian and statesman, Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), Brisbane School of Theology will be convening a two-day conference. Five plenary sessions will examine the contours of Bavinck’s theology, two roundtables will consider Bavinck’s relevance for contemporary Christianity, and short papers will address various aspects of Bavinck’s life, thought, and legacy.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Oliver Crisp
Henk van den Belt
James Eglinton
Graham Cole
Koert van Bekkum

plenary sessions

‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Scripture’ Koert van Bekkum, Kampen Theological University

‘Herman Bavinck’s Appropriation of Reformed Sources’ Henk van den Belt, Free University of Amsterdam

‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Philosophy’ Oliver Crisp, University of St Andrews

‘Herman Bavinck as a Trinitarian Theologian’ Graham Cole, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

‘Herman Bavinck as a Politician’ James Eglinton, University of Edinburgh

‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Scripture’ Koert van Bekkum, Kampen Theological University
‘Herman Bavinck’s Appropriation of Reformed Sources’ Henk van den Belt, Free University of Amsterdam
‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Philosophy’ Oliver Crisp, University of St Andrews
‘Herman Bavinck as a Trinitarian Theologian’ Graham Cole, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
‘Herman Bavinck as a Politician’ James Eglinton, University of Edinburgh

CALL FOR PAPERS

Brisbane School of Theology invites proposals for short papers (30 minutes) addressing any aspect of Herman Bavinck’s life, thought, and legacy.

Please send an abstract of 500 words to the email address below, indicating
institutional affiliation.

Rev Dr Bruce Pass, Lecturer in Christian Thought and History
& Director of Postgraduate Studies

Brisbane School of Theology

bpass@bst.qld.edu.au

Deadline: 7 December, 2020

REGISTRATION

Earlybird registration
(before 7 February 2021)
includes lunches on both days and dinner on 5 July

Cost: $200

Full ticket price
includes lunches on both days and dinner on 5 July

Cost: $250

 

Full-time Student
includes lunches on both days and dinner on 5 July

Cost: $100

 

Closing Dinner (Optional Extra)
With Plenary Speakers on 6 July

Cost: $50

Registrations close 18 June 2021

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

The following hotels are offering discounted rates to conference delegates. All are a 20 minute walk from Brisbane School of Theology. Please contact the hotel to secure your special conference booking.

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Oliver Crisp is Professor of Analytic Theology at the University of St Andrews. He previously taught at the University Bristol, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Regent College, Vancouver, and has held postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. He is co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Christian Systematic Theology Section and senior editor of the Journal of Analytic Theology. With Michael Rea he co-edits the Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology series for Oxford University Press, and with Fred Sanders he started and oversees the Los Angeles Theology Conference. He is the author of over a hundred articles and essays, as well as the author or editor of thirty books in philosophical, systematic, and historical theology, including Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered (Cambridge, 2007), Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology (Oxford, 2009) edited with Michael Rea, Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation (Oxford, 2012), and Analyzing Doctrine: Toward. A Systematic Theology (Baylor, 2019). 

Henk van den Belt is professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculty or Religion and Theology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and Director of the Herman Bavinck Center for Reformed and Evangelical Theology at the same institution. 

He is an ordained pastor in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands and formerly worked at the universities of Utrecht and Groningen. 

He is the editor of the second volume of the Synopsis of a Purer Theology (Leiden: Brill, 2016), a Dutch critical edition of Herman Bavinck’s Geloofszekerheid (Soesterberg: Aspekt, 2016). 

He is the author of The Authority of Scripture in Reformed Theology: Truth and Trust (Leiden: Brill, 2008) and numerous articles on Reformed theology and Neo-Calvinism.

James Eglinton is the Meldrum Senior Lecturer in Reformed Theology at the University of Edinburgh. Previously James was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Theologische Universiteit Kampen.

James is the author of Bavinck: A Critical Biography (Baker Academic, 2020), and Trinity and Organism: Towards a New Reading of Herman Bavinck’s Organic Motif (Bloomsbury, 2012). He is the editor Herman Bavinck on Preaching and Preachers (Hendrickson, 2017), co-editor of Neo-Calvinism and the French Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2017), and Associate Editor of the Journal of Reformed Theology.

James contributes regularly to The Times, The Herald, The Scotsman, Christianity Today, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Nederlands Dagblad, and BBC Alba and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

Graham Cole is the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Previously, Graham was the Anglican Professor of Divinity, at Beeson Divinity School, Professor of Biblical & Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne.

He is the author of Engaging with the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers (Crossway), He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Crossway), God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom (IVP Academic), The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of the Incarnation (IVP Academic), and Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan and Demons (Crossway).

Koert van Bekkum is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Evangelical Theological Faculty Leuven and the Theological University of Kampen. He taken part in the excavation of Tel Megiddo (1998 and 2000) and was visiting scholar at the Archaeological Institute of Hebrew University Jerusalem (2000). 

From 2002-2012, he served as Associate Editor in Chief of the Nederlands Dagblad and is the author of From Conquest Coexistence: Ideology and Antiquarian Intent in the Historiography of Israel’s Settlement in Canaan (Brill, 2011). 

Koert is the co-editor of Playing with Leviathan: Interpretation and Reception of Monsters from the Biblical World (Brill, 2017) and Violence in the Hebrew Bible: Between Text and Reception (Brill, 2020). 

He has also published on the history and nature of Neo-Calvinist biblical studies and is currently editing the memoires of Cornelis van Gelderen (1872-1945).

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