Southern Seminary at the Evangelical Theological Society

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The 62nd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society will take place on November 17-19, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. The program schedule has been announced, and we have a good number of our faculty and students who will be presenting papers at this year’s meeting. These include:

Gregg Allison (Professor of Christian Theology), “Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Promises and Pitfalls for Evangelicals”

—Brian Arnold (Graduate), “Justification in Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho

—Matthew Barrett (Ph.D. Student), “Does Regeneration Precede Faith in 1 John?”

—Peter Beck (Graduate), “Walking in the Footsteps of Jonathan Edwards: Joseph Bellamy’s Theodicy”

—Phillip Bethancourt (Ph.D. Student), “Christocentric Compatibilism: Recovering the Christ-Centered Nature of Providence”

—Robb Brunansky (Ph.D. Student), “Salvation as Gift in the Gospel of John”

—Doug Bryant (Ph.D. Student), “George Bull and the English Reformation on Justification”

Mark Coppenger (Professor of Christian Apologetics), “Might the Golden Rule Require Torture?”

—Matthew Crawford (Ph.D. Student), “O the Sweet Exchange: Grace and Justification in the Epistle of Diognetus”

—Brian Cribb (Graduate), “Where’s the Love, Man: Investigating the Biblical Reticence of Express Love Verbally”

—Channing Crisler (Ph.D. Student), “Paul’s Use of Lament in Romans”

—Jason DeRouchie (Graduate), Moderator: “Hebrew Language and Exegesis: Oral/Aural Communicative Approaches to Biblical Hebrew”

—Matthew Godshall (Ph.D. Student), “Shaping the Narrative Identity of Jesus in Luke-Acts through the Paradigm of ‘Gift-Giving and Gift-Receiving'”

Jim Hamilton (Associate Professor of Biblical Theology), (1) “From Eden to the End: Daniel in Old Testament Salvation History,” (2) “Godliness and Gender: Relating Appropriately to All in 1 Timothy”

—Andrew Hassler (Ph.D. Student), “Legalism, Ethnocentricism, or Nomism? How One’s View of First-Century Judaism Shapes the Justification Debate”

Michael Haykin (Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality), “Spirit, Scripture, and Conversion in Cyprian’s Letters to Donatus”

Eric Johnson (Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care), “Justification by Faith, the Exemplary Declarative Speech Act: Enhancing the Distinction Between Justification and Sanctification with Speech Act Theory”

Timothy Paul Jones (Associate Professor of Leadership and Church Ministry), “How Does Faith Grow? A Critical Assessment of Current Social-Scientific Models of Faith Development”

—Will Kynes (Graduate), “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? The Ramifications of Reading Job as ‘Wisdom Literature'”

—Stefana Laing (Graduate), “East and West, Mother Knows Best: The Hagiographical Eulogies of Macrina and Monica”

—Benjamin Merkle (Graduate), “First John 5:21 as an Interpretive Key to the Epistle”

R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (President, Brown Professor of Christian Theology), Panel Discussion: “Method in Systematic Theology: John Franke and Plural Truth”

Russell Moore (Dean, Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics), Panel Discussion: “Young Scholars: Book Discussion: The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah”

—Aaron O’Kelley (Ph.D. Student), “Luther and Melancthon on Justification: Continuity or Discontinuity?”

—Joseph Pak (Graduate), “Faith that Does Not Justify”

Robert Plummer (Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation), “Stripped Naked and Running Scared (Mark 14:51-52): The Current State of Biblical Hermeneutics”

—Seth Rodriquez (Graduate), “Iron Age Arrowheads and Spearheads from Palestine”

Thomas Schreiner (Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation), (1) Plenary Session 1: “Justification: The Saving Righteousness of God in Christ”; (2) Panel Discussion on Justification

Mark Seifrid (Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation), (1) “(W)right with God? Reflections on N. T. Wright’s Vision of Justification”; (2) Panel Discussion: “Pistis Christou”

Owen Strachan (Instructor of Christian Theology and Church History, Boyce College), “Harvard University, Park Street Church, and Neo-Evangelicalism: The Paradox and Propulsion of Post-fundamentalist American Christianity”

—Jeffrey Straub (Graduate), (1) “The Legality of Slavery in the Sight of God: Baptists and their Use of Titus to Defend Slavery,” (2) “Dear Charles — The Final Enteaties of Augustus Hopkins Strong to His Wayward Son”

—Gregory Thornbury (Graduate) and Taylor Worley, “The Place of ‘Culture’ in Theology: A Prolegomena to Public Theology”

—Miles VanPelt (Graduate), Panel Discussion: “Hebrew Language and Exegesis: Oral/Aural Communicative Approaches to Biblical Hebrew”

Bruce Ware (Professor of Christian Theology), “The Extent of the Atonement: Select Support for and Benefits of a ‘Multiple Intentions’ Understanding”

—Ryan West (Ph.D. Student), “Early Quaker Religious Epistemology and Justification by Faith”

Gregory Wills (Professor of Church History), “Baptists, Open Communion, and Progressive Religion”

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).