In celebration of the bicentenary of Yale Divinity School and the centenary of Hans Frei’s birth, this conference will explore the nature and purpose of academic theology today through the lens of Frei’s work, reflecting on the past, present and future practice of theology at Yale in conversation with one of its most influential theologians and a range of leading contemporary thinkers who have been influenced by him. Together we will consider the contemporary significance of Frei’s central theological concerns and contributions, examining the agenda, configuration and future of theology as an academic discipline and formational ecclesial practice in the twenty-first century.
Keynote speakers include:
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Day 2 - Friday, October 28th, 2022
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Discussion Panel 2: Philosophy
• Susannah Ticciatti, Peter Ochs, Katherine Sonderegger, David Ford (mod)
10:30 – Coffee
11:00 - Discussion Panel 3: Politics
• Ben Fulford, Serene Jones, Andrea White, Vincent Lloyd Susannah Ticciati (mod)
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Discussion Panel 4: Theology, the Church and the University
• Kathryn Tanner, Serene Jones, David Kamitsuka, Mike Higton (mod)
15:00 - Coffee
15:30 - Keynote 3: Katherine Sonderegger