Scripture in Global Context

The theme for the 2017 research group is Eschatology

One effect of globalization is an increasing consensus that biblical and theological discourse can no longer be a solely Western phenomenon. As Christianity continues to expand in the global South and East, demand has grown for thoughtful theological analysis that addresses the concerns of the majority of Christians. This study group, in collaboration with “Theology in Global Context” group in ETS and with Eerdmans (first three volumes on Christology, Trinity, Pneumatology are published), aims to harness this promising moment by addressing both classical and non-traditional theological loci through engagement with the best resources from non-Western Christianity, bringing them into dialog with each other and Western thought. The theme this year is Eschatology. For information contact Gene Green (gene.green@wheaton.edu) and K. K. Yeo (kkyeo@garrett.edu).


 

11/19/2017 (Sunday)
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 111 (Plaza Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

Theme: Scripture in Global Context: Theology

Gene Green, Wheaton College (Illinois), Presiding
K. K. Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding
Gene Green, Wheaton College (Illinois), Introduction (10 min)

D. Stephen Long, Southern Methodist University
Western Perspectives on Eschatology (25 min)

James Kombo, Daystar University, Kenya
African Theological Perspectives on Eschatology (25 min)

Aldrin Penaniora, Asian Theological Seminary, Philippines
Asian Theological Perspectives on Eschatology (25 min)

Alberto F. Roldán, Instituto Teológico FIET
Latin American Theological Perspectives on Eschatology: From Dispensationalism to Theology of Hope (25 min)

Break (10 min)
Discussion (30 min)


 

11/19/2017 (Sunday)
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 111 (Plaza Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

Gene Green, Wheaton College (Illinois), Presiding
K. K. Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding
K. K. Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Introduction (10 min)

Theme: Scripture in Global Context: Biblical Studies

Shirley S. Ho, China Evangelical Seminary
Asian Biblical Reflections on Eschatology (25 min)

Nelson Morales, Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA)
Latin American Biblical Reflections on Eschatology (25 min)

Terry LeBlanc, NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community
First Nations Biblical Reflections on Eschatology (25 min)

John David Ekem, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, Ghana
Interpreting Apocalyptic Texts from an African Perspective: Revelation 21:1-4 (25 min)

Break (10 min)
Discussion (30 min)