The Conference

April 27-29, 2015


The Linklater Rooms of Elphinstone Hall - King’s College -  University of Aberdeen




April 27th - Monday

12:30-1:00 // Formal welcome and opening business

1:00-2:00 // 'The Resonating Body in Triune Eternity' Markus Mühling (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

2:00-2:30 // Break

2:30-3:30 // 'Eternal Life and the Greatness of God' Christopher Holmes (University of Otago)

3:30-4:00 // Break

4:00-5:00 // ‘Eternity and Temporality: Eternal God, Creaturely Time and Eternal Life in the Theology of Karl Barth’ Tom Greggs (University of Aberdeen)


April 28th - Tuesday

9:00-10:00 // ‘God and the Passing Away of Visible Things’ Donald Wood (University of Aberdeen)

10:00-10:30 // Break

10:30-11:30 // ‘How New is New Creation? Resurrection and Creation ex nihiloSusannah Ticciati (King's College London)

11:30-12:00 // Break

12:00-1:00 // ‘Technological Immortalization and Original Mortality: Karl Barth on the Celebration of Finitude’ Robert Song (University of Durham)

1:00-2:30 // Lunch

2:30-3:30 // 'Is the “Eternal Now” Enough? Tillich, Kairos, and the Politics of Immortality' Russell Re Manning (University of Bath-Spa)

3:30-4:00 // Break

 4:00-4:45 // Postgraduate Student Papers (4 parallel sessions)

‘Evangelical conversion reconsidered: Immortality in the theology of John Wesley’ - Sean McGever (University of Aberdeen)

‘An Analytic Theological Rethinking of The Intermediate State and Eschatological Bodily Resurrection’ - J.T. Turner (University of Edinburgh)

‘Gabriel Marcel on the ontological foundation of hope and its theological implications’ - Wang Xu (Leuphana University)

'Tracing Fragments of Godless Eschatology' Katie Scholarios (University of Aberdeen)

5:00 // End of business


April 29th - Wednesday

9:00-10:00 // ‘Toward a Theology of Resurrection’ - Katherine Sonderegger (Virginia Theological Seminary)

10:00-10:30 // Break

10:30-11:30 // ‘Eucharist and Immortality: Thinking One Reformed Way’ - Paul Nimmo (University of Aberdeen)

11:30-12:00 // Break

12:00-1:00 // ‘The Enmity of Death and Judgment Unto Life’ Philip Ziegler (University of Aberdeen)

1:00-2:30 // Lunch

2:30-3:330 // Summary Panel Discussion

3:30 // Closing Remarks and End Conference