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 (heath.thomas@okbu.edu), 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)