WCECS Colloquium: Imagining the Eschatological State

2017 Colloquium

Imagining the Eschatological State

co-sponsored by
The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, Wheaton College
The Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine, Mundelein Seminary
and the Chicago Theological Initiative

Friday, March 24th

9:30–12:00
•Beth Felker Jones (Wheaton): “Shaping the eschatological imagination”
•Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago): “Augustine’s Attack on Apocalypticism”
•Brent Waters (Garrett-Evangelical Seminary): “Ethics as if there was Hell to Pay: Living this Life in Light of the Afterlife”

12:00—2:00 Lunch

2:00—4:30
•Marcus Plested (Marquette University): “Palamas on the Eschatological State”
•Thomas McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School): “De Regnum Immobile: A Theological Interpretation of Hebrews 12”
•Cyril O’Regan (University of Notre Dame): “Eschatology: Theological Poetics and the Rules of Iconic Extension”

5:00–7:00 Dinner

7:30–9:00 Public Lecture
•“Historical Memory and the Eschatological Vision of God’s Glory in Irenaeus”
Khaled Anatolios (University of Notre Dame)
***FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

Saturday, March 25th

9:30–12:00
•Rita George-Trvtkovic (Benedictine University): “Apologia for Heaven in Medieval Christian Polemics against Islam”
•Paul L. Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas): “Universal Salvation in Pavel Florensky and Sergius Bulgakov”
•Keith Starkenburg (Trinity Christian College): “How to Say That the Creation Is Resurrected: God’s Glory between I Corinthians 15 and Revelation 21 and 22

12:00–1:30Lunch

1:30–4:00
•Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent (Marquette): “Enslaved Saints and the Eschaton”
•Brian Daley SJ (Notre Dame): “The Character of the Risen Body according to Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine”
•Gregory Lee (Wheaton): “’Even Our Thoughts Will Be Made Open to Each Other’: Augustinian Speculations on Eschatological Mediation”

SEATING IS LIMITED! If you are interested in attending, please send an email to jack.bates@my.wheaton.edu

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