The New College School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam cordially invite you to attend the Edinburgh Bavinck Conference 1-2 September 2010 at the New College. James Eglinton, a New College PhD student who is researching Bavinck’s “use of the ‘organic,'” is facilitating the conference, and the lineup of speakers and topics looks stimulating.
The two-day schedule, which is intentionally patterned after Bavinck’s theology (i.e., theology precedes ethics), is as follows:
Wednesday, September 1st: Bavinck on Theology
- Opening Address
- by Professor David Fergusson
- Bavinck’s use of Wisdom Literature in Systematic Theology
- by Professor John Bolt
- Bavinck’s concept of the divine call to grace in relationship to Reformed Orthodoxy
- by Dr. Henk van den Belt
- Bavinck’s employment of Augustine as an antidote to Ritschl
- by Dr. Mark Elliot
- Bavinck, Barth and the Uniqueness of the Eucharist
- by Dr. Paul Nimmo
Thursday, September 2nd: Bavinck on Culture and Ethics
- Bavinck and Islam
- by Professor George Harinck
- Bavinck on ‘The Imitation of Christ’
- by Dr. Dirk van Keulen
- Bavinck and Christian Certainty
- by Professor Donald Macleod
- Nationhood in question: Welsh devolution between Rowan Williams and the Dutch Reformed tradition
- by Dr. Carys Moseley
- Proposals for short papers from postgraduate students are welcome; Contact James Eglinton.
- Registration is available online.
- Download the conference flyer (.PDF) for full details.