Doctoral Colloquium ‘Endurance Inspired by Hope’

05 - 09 September 2022

PhD Colloquium

Doctoral Colloquium ‘Endurance Inspired by Hope’

Location : ETF Leuven

Language : English

ETF Leuven’s annual Doctoral Colloquium is an essential part of our PhD program. Students working on a dissertation gather during this week and meet with their professors, prepare for exams and present their research. Public defenses of dissertations also usually take place during this week.

You are welcome to attend one or more sessions of the public program (see schedule below).

To participate, please register by August 29, 2022 via and indicate which sessions you plan to attend. Attending the sessions is free of charge. However, there is the option to join us for a meal before or after a session. The cost for a lunch (at 13:00) is €15 and a dinner (at 18:30) is €35. Please register for meals via or +3216200895 no later than August 24, 2022.

The opening chapel on Monday from 8:45 – 9:30 and the morning devotions on the other days from 8:15 – 8:45  (on Thursday from 9:00 – 9:30) are open to the public.


Monday 5 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

Climate Change and the Christian Virtue of ‘Hope’ 
Dr. Steven van den Heuvel (ST)

The Authority and Practice of Church Leadership as Grounded in Particular Frameworks of Hope and Salvation
Prof. Dr. Jack Barentsen (PT)

Tuesday 6 September
14:30 – 16:30 Promotion: David E. Bosworth
Presentation & Defense of Dissertation: Group Boundedness in Corinth: Social Identity, Ingroup Distinction and Witness in 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
16:30 – 17:30 Reception
19:30 – 20:30 Farewell Lecture by Prof. Dr. Evert van de Poll (RM)

Two Witnesses or Three: People with a Mission in a Post-Supersessionist Perspective

20:30 – 21:30 Reception
Thursday 8 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

The Scholarly Debate on the Authenticity of the Pauline Letters: Practical Reflections on the Basic Methodological Rules
Prof. Dr. Armin Baum (NT)

Clear and Distinct Knowledge of God?
Salomon van Til (1643–1713) and the Refoundation of Natural Theology on Cartesian Principles in the Seventeenth Century
Dr. Matthias Mangold (HT)

19:30 – 21:30 Evening Honoring Prof. Dr. Andreas Beck as Outgoing Academic Dean of ETF Leuven
Theme: Endurance, Hope & Inspiration
Followed by a reception
Friday 9 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

Splitting Heirs: When the Land was Divided (Gen 10:25)
Dr. Creig Marlowe (OT)

Mission Strategy, the Move of the Spirit and African Pentecostalism
Dr. Bosco Bangura (RM)


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