S&T 2020 Programme available

We are happy to announce 26 papers to presented in the following seven topical sections of our workshop:

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Scripture (Tue 10:15-11:15)
  • Scripture in Social and Political Settings (Tue 11:30-12:30)
  • Patristic and Mediaeval Perspectives on Scripture (Tue 13:30-15:00)
  • Are there Multiple Senses in Scripture? (Tue 15:30-17:00)
  • Scripture and Interreligious Dialogue (Tue 17:15-18:15)
  • Scripture in Twentieth-Century Theology and beyond (Wed 8:30-13:15)
  • Scripture and (Human) Nature (Wed 14:15-16:30)

The programme may still be subject to change, and the exact place is still not determined by the EuARe.

So watch out this space!

Programme (as of 8 March 2020)

TUESDAY, 23 June

Philosophical Perspectives on Scripture


  • Wouter Bisschop, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:
    Modelling Relations between Theology and Hermeneutics
  • Bernd Harbeck-Pingel, Evangelische Hochschule Freiburg:
    Forms of Reduction and the Unity of Understanding

Scripture in Social and Political Settings


  • Beatrice Ang, University of Edinburgh:
    Power Dynamics in the Preached Word: A Case Study from the Fourth Century
  • Eric Nenkia Bien, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS), Leuven:
    Post-Truth and Contemporary Scriptural Exegesis: Proposing a Renewed Interaction between Scholarship and Devotional Life
  • Corneliu Constantineanu, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania:
    Justice and Reconciliation: The Use of Scripture in Public Theology  


Patristic and Mediaeval Perspectives on Scripture


  • Tomas Bokedal, NLA Bergen & University of Aberdeen:
    Why is the New Testament Called ‚New Testament‘?
  • Chungman Lee, Theologische Universiteit Kampen:
    Transformative progress in interpreting the Scriptures: Scripture – Theologia – Oikonomia
  • Ludger Jansen, University of Rostock & University of Passau:
    The Role of Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas’ Exegetical Works

Are there Multiple Senses in Scripture?


  • Szilvia Finta, Saint Paul Academy, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary:
    The Paradise (Pardes). The foundation of right theology: the four main types of rabbinic exegesis
  • Hans Burger, Theologische Universiteit Kampen:
    Quadriga without Neoplatonism? In search of the usefulness of the fourfold sense of Scripture in dialogue with Hans Boersma
  • Arnold Huijgen, Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn:
    Reinventing the Quadriga? Multiple senses of Scripture from a Reformed Perspective

Scripture and Interreligious Dialogue


  • Mohammad Mahdi Fallah, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran:
    The Rhetorical Interpretation of Qur’an and its Theological Implications
  • Enrico Beltramini, Notre Dame de Namur University, USA:
    Theology of Religions and Biblical Studies after Qumran. The Case of „The Unknown Christ Of Hinduism“
  • Hanoch Ben Pazi, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan:
    Rethinking of Scripture following Buber and Levinas: A Contemporary Theological Perspective of Revelation and Interreligious Dialogue



Scripture in Twentieth-Century Theology and beyond


  • Georg Fischer, University of Innsbruck:
    Karl Rahner’s Use of the Bible
  • Mark Elliott, University of Glasgow:
    The theological art of Scriptural interpretation: lessons from von Balthasar


  • Roger Revell, University of Cambridge:
    Reading for Revelation: Karl Barth on Reading the Old Testament as a Christian
  • Brandon Watson, University of Heidelberg: 
    Karl Barth’s Theological Exegesis from the Depths: Reframing Faith, Hope, and Love


  • Geert Van Oyen, Université catholique de Louvain:
    Scripture and Theology in 2020? Don’t forget Albert Schweitzer!
  • Ida Heikkilä, University of Helsinki:
    The Holy Scriptures as a Recognition- and Witnessing-Authority in the German Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Communio Sanctorum: The Church as the Communion of Saints


  • Michael Borowski, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:
    Power in Religion and Religion of Power: A “Mere Evangelical” Account for the Development of Doctrine                                                            
  • Elisabeth Maikranz, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg:
    The relation of Scripture and tradition in the light of the question of God’s revelation


Scripture and (Human) Nature


  • Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham:
    Let the floods clap their hands’: Deriving an eco-theology of participation from the Old Testament in seventeenth and eighteenth century natural philosophy and poetry
  • Willibald Sandler, University of Innsbruck:
    Dramatic Kairology: The relationship between grace and freedom in the Gospels and in the Augustinian-Pelagian controversy on external and internal grace


  • Jeanine Mukaminega, FTPB, Brussels:
    The theology/anthropology of Ezekiel 13, 17-21
  • Yiftach Fehige, University of Toronto:
    Theological Heterogeneity in Scripture and the Evolution of Sexual Reproduction
  • Michael Borowski, Tomas Bokedal, Ludger Jansen:
    Moving on – Making Plans for S&T 2021


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