Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar

“A Critical Engagement with Oliver O’Donovan’s ‘Ethics As Theology’ Trilogy.” 

This year the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar is devoted to building out from its 2002 volume: A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically. A Dialogue with Oliver O’Donovan (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series, Volume 3). That volume engaged O’Donovan’s Desire of the Nations. This year, a stellar group of scholars from multiple disciplines will revisit and engage O’Donovan’s ongoing work in a review panel, especially his recent “Ethics as Theology” Trilogy (Self, World and Time; Finding and Seeking; Entering into Rest), with the aim of exploring some new trajectories in contemporary Christian Ethics. For questions or queries, contact the SAHS Chair, Dr. Heath A. Thomas (, or visit the Tyndale House Scripture Collective website.

  • Introduction: Heath Thomas, Oklahoma Baptist University (5 min)
  • Ian Clausen, Villanova University, Panelist (15 min)
  • Craig Bartholomew, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (Cambridge), Panelist (15 min)
  • Kristen Deede Johnson, Western Theological Seminary, Panelist (15 min)
  • Break (15 min)
  • Matthew Arbo, Oklahoma Baptist University , Panelist (15 min)
  • Amber Bowen, Trinity College, Bristol (UK) , Panelist (15 min)
  • Discussion (35 min)
  • Closing: William Olhausen, Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Member (5 min)