[asa] Conference of Possible Interest

From: David Opderbeck <dopderbeck@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jan 11 2008 - 13:02:28 EST

This conference may be of interest to list members:

 ***A Joint Meeting of*
*the Society for Pentecostal Studies and *
*the Wesleyan Theological Society*

March 13-15, 2008
Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

*Call for Papers*

*Sighs, Signs, and Significance: *
*Pentecostal and Wesleyan Explorations of Science and Creation*

Pentecostals and Wesleyans have affirmed that God is Creator and that in God
we live, and move, and have our being. The two theological traditions have
also acknowledged that science provides significant hypotheses and data with
which Christians must work to understand their experiences and to articulate
well their affirmations about the world that God has created. Yet there has
been little sustained engagement between either tradition with the
theological questions raised by modern science.

In the third joint meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the
Wesleyan Theological Society, we invite paper proposals that explore facets
of the theology-and-science dialogue and of Pentecostal and Wesleyan
approaches to theology of creation. Here is a sampling of topics that
society members might address:

   - Biblical perspectives on theology of creation
   - Major figures (e.g., Augustine, Aquinas, Wesley, G. T. Haywood) in
   the Christian tradition as they responded to the opportunities and
   challenges of science;
   - Christian anthropology, the mind-body relation, and the nature of
   the human spirit;
   - The Cognitive sciences, mind, and spirit;
   - Pastoral practice in light of the psychological and sociological
   - Spiritual gifts and the charisms in light of modern science;
   - Christian discernment, including discernment of spirits, in the
   context of a theology of creation;
   - Divine action and the work of the Holy Spirit in light of modern
   - Pentecostal and Wesleyan perspectives on the doctrines of creation
   out of nothing, continuing creation, evolution, and intelligent design;
   - Ecological and environmental issues in scientific, theological, and
   pneumatological perspectives;
   - Indigenous and cultural perspectives on creation, nature, and the
   - Theological and relational perspectives on the nature of time and of
   the future;
   - Methodological issues in the theology and science dialogue;

Proposals for the meeting should be 250-300 words. Authors should send their
proposals and brief biographical information to WTS session chairs (see
below) no later than *30 June 2007*.

*Biblical Studies*

Bill Malas
Eastern Nazarene College
23 East Elm Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170 *Culture and Theology* Kristina Lacelle-Peterson
houghton.edu<Kristina.lacelle-peterson@%20houghton.edu> Houghton
One Willard Dr.
Houghton, NY 14744

*Ecumenical Studies*

Don Thorsen
626-815-6000 ext. 5650

Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

*Historical Studies*

Scott Kisker

Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20016

*Intercultural Studies

David Bundy

Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182
           *Moral Theology* Joseph Bankard
619-980-3423 Northwest Nazarene University
623 Holly St
Nampa, ID 83686

*Philosophical Theology*

*Christina Smerick*
cmsmerick@yahoo.com <tjoord@nnu.edu>

Greenville College
315 E. College Ave.
Greenville IL 62246

*Practical Theology/
Christian Formation*

Dean G. Blevins

Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E. Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64131
         *Science and Theology*

Thomas Jay Oord
Northwest Nazarene University
623 Holly St
Nampa, ID 83686

*Systematic Theology*

K. Steve McCormick

Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64131

**Also see http://wesley.nnu.edu/wts for further details.

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