I am excited to announce that Northeastern Seminary has teamed up with the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association in order to bring about New Creation: An Interdisciplinary Theology Conference. The theme for the conference is taken from J. Richard Middleton’s newest book, A New Heaven and A New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology and he will serve as the main presenter. Middleton is Northeastern’s Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, a renown scholar, author of The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1, and co-author of both The Transforming Vision: Shaping A Christian Worldview and Truth is Stranger Than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age with Brian Walsh [He can be seen here, here, and here discussing a theology of place].
The call is now out for papers centering on the theme of new creation:
This Call for Papers goes out to established scholars or practitioners in the theological disciplines, as well as to graduate students, post-docs, and pre-tenured faculty.
We encourage submission of high quality papers on any topic of theological relevance to the broad theme of “New Creation.” Papers should be scholarly but not highly specialized presentations of about 25 minutes, aimed at an audience of students, pastors, and faculty from across the spectrum of theological disciplines. We are interpreting theology to include biblical studies; theological readings of Scripture; historical, systematic, philosophical, moral, and pastoral theology; theology that engages culture, the church, other academic disciplines, etc.
Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length and should be accompanied by a short CV. To facilitate anonymous review of proposals, please include your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information on a separate page from your paper proposal.
Read the rest here.
I am seriously contemplating writing a paper on a theology of place using the likes of Wendell Berry, Craig Bartholomew, and Norman Wirzba. We’ll see.
Regardless if you write or not, I highly suggest you make plans to be there for this gathering. It’s on a Saturday and it is one day. Nothing should be stopping you. I hope to see you then.