Multiple Reformations and the Authority and Interpretation of Scripture

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

March 12-15, 2017 | University of Notre Dame

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Sunday, March 12

  • 7:00 pm:  Conference Keynote:  Mark Noll  "Sola Sriptura as Bane and Blessing" | McKenna Hall Auditorium
  • 8:00 pm:  Reception | Atrium, McKenna Hall

Monday, March 13

9:00 – 11:00       Session 1:  Scripture During the Age of the Reformation | 100-104 McKenna Hall

Moderator:  Randall Zachman

  • 9:00 – 9:30      Manfred Oeming: “Luther’s Interpretation of the Psalms and ‘the Center of Scripture’: the Case of Psalm 22”
  • 9:30 – 10:00    Greta Kroeker: “Erasmus and Scripture”
  • 10:10 – 10:20  Moderator discussion prompts: Randall Zachman
  • 10:20 – 11:00   Plenary Discussion
11:00 – 11:30     Break
11:30 – 1:30      Session 2:  Scriptural Authority and the Legacies of the Reformation | 100-104 McKenna Hall

Moderator:  Michael Welker

  • 11:30 – 12:00      Matthias Konradt, “Sola scriptura and historical critical exegesis.”
  • 12:00– 12:30       Paul Peterson:  “The Reformation and Scriptural Authority:  The Historical Emergence of the Teaching and its Contemporary Significance”
  • 12:40 – 12:50      Moderator discussion prompts:  Michael Welker
  • 12:50 -  1:30        Plenary Discussion
3:00 – 5:00          Session 3: The Bible, Literature and Politics                                                                                                                          

Moderator: Kathy Cummings

  • 3:00 – 3:30          Susannah Monta:  “Religion and poetry: Protestant Psalm Translators' Treatment of the Notion of the Sacrifice of Praise”
  • 3:30 – 4:00          Sandra Gustafson: "'By what warrant':  Biblical Arguments against the Colonization of the Americas"
  • 4:10 – 4:20          Moderator discussion prompts:  Kathy Cummings
  • 4:20 – 5:00          Plenary Discussion

Tuesday, March 14

10:30 – 11:30  Session 4:  Scripture and the Evangelical-Pietist Tradition | 100-104 McKenna Hall

Moderator:  Mark Noll

  • 10:30 - 11:00    Jan Stievermann & Ryan Hoselton:  “Spiritual Meaning in 18th-Century Evangelical-Pietist Exegesis.”
  • 11:00 - 11:30     Douglas Sweeney:  "The Still-Enchanted World of Jonathan Edwards' Exegesis and the Paradox of Modern Evangelical Supernaturalism"

11:40 – 11:50     Moderator prompts:  Mark Noll

11:50 – 12:30     Plenary Discussion

2:00  – 4:00         Session 5:  German “Higher Criticism” and its Reception | 100-104 McKenna Hall

Moderator: Gerald Knoppers

  • 3:00 – 3:30          Jan Gertz:  "Julius Wellhausen, Max Weber und das Alte Testament"
  • 3:30 – 4:00          John Fitzgerald:  “Reception History of Continental (German) Scholarship in America in the 19th Century
  • 4:10 – 4:20          Moderator discussion prompts:  Gerald Knoppers
  • 4:20 – 5:00          Plenary Discussion
4:00 – 4:30          Break
4:30 – 6:30:  Session 6: Scripture and Modern Moral Theology

Moderator:  Gerald McKenny

  • 4:30 – 5:00  Neil Arner:  “The Use of Scripture in 20th Century Catholic Moral Theology”          
  • 5:00 – 5:30  William Mattison III:  “The Use of Scripture in 20th Century Protestant Moral Theology”
  • 5:40 – 5:50  Moderator Prompts:  Gerald McKenny
  • 5:50 – 6:30  Plenary Discussion

 

Wednesday, March 15

8:30  – 11:00   Session 6:   Transformations of Biblical Scholarship in the 19th Century | 200-202 McKenna Hall

Moderator:  Klaus Tanner

  • 8:30 – 9:00  Friederike Nüssel:  „Martin Kähler’s Approach to Biblical Studies”
  • 9:00 – 9:30  David Lincicum:  “F. C. Baur, the Bible, and the Essence of Protestantism”
  • 9:30 – 10:00  Grant Kaplan: “Where Truth Resides: Johannes Kuhn and the Catholic Response to the Left-Wing Hegelianism of D.F. Strauss”
  • 10:10 – 10:20  Moderator prompts:  Klaus Tanner
  • 10:20 – 11:00  Plenary Discussion
11:30 – 12:00     Final wrap up discussions

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