Divine Revelation and Human Reason in Christian Theology
Papers are invited in the fields of systematic theology, historical theology and biblical studies. Participants are encouraged to address the role of 'Divine Revelation and Human Reason in Christian Theology'. Papers from graduate students, established teachers and professional scholars are invited.
Dr. Daniel Treier is the Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. Dr. Treier's theological scholarship is not limited to, but receives wide acclaim for its attentive focus on the theological interpretation of Scripture.
Throughout Dr. Treier's writings, he shows an interest in recovering the value of Christian doctrine for informing the church's witness to the wider culture it inhabits. With a special focus on the biblical theme of wisdom, Dr. Treier brings with him a storehouse of insight for addressing the relationship between revelation and reason within Christian theology.
Along with a recent theological commentary on the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, Dr. Treier is the author of Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice (Baker Academic, 2008) and Virtue and the Voice of God: Toward Theology as Wisdom (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006). Also, forthcoming later this year is Daniel J. Treier and Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Theology and the Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account (IVP Academic).
Dr. William Abraham is the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University. He is an expert on the topics of religious epistemology and the doctrine of revelation. In his career, he demonstrates a keen focus on the "reasonableness of Christianity" in the context of a questioning, surrounding world.
Dr. Abraham takes an interest in questions that cross the divide between faith and philosophy, and between the church and the academy. He has written two monographs on the doctrine of revelation, one on the canon of Scripture, and edited an important collection of essays on The Rationality of Religious Belief.
Dr. Abraham holds two doctoral degrees, one from Asbury Theological Seminary, and the other from Oxford University.
Dr. McClean is Vice Principal of Christ College and teaches in the area of Christian Thought focusing on Systematic Theology and Ethics. He also teaches on traditional topics in the Reformed tradition, such as the Westminster Confession.
Dr. McClean was the Minister of Cowra Presbyterian Church (1995-2002), a visiting lecturer at PTC in 1994 and completed the Ministry Training Scheme at St Matthias Anglican Church (1988-1991). He is married to Elizabeth and they have two teenage children. John’s PhD deals with the idea of ‘anticipation’ in the theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg.
Dr. McClean is the convenor of the Gospel, Society and Culture Committee of the Presbyterian Church of NSW and he writes a regular ethics column in the Pulse, the PCNSW magazine.
REV. DR. MARK THOMPSON
Principal & Head of Department of Theology, Philosophy and Ethics
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