Doctoral Colloquium ‘Building Bridges: Past and Present’

03 - 07 September 2018


Doctoral Colloquium ‘Building Bridges: Past and Present’

Location : ETF Leuven

Language : English

ETF’s annual doctoral week is an essential part of our PhD program. Students meet their fellow students and professors, prepare for exams and present their research. ETF professors and internationally recognized visiting scholars give public lectures and public defenses of dissertations take place.

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

Register your attendance via until August 27, 2018. Please indicate which sessions you plan to attend. There is the possibility to join us for the meals before or after the sessions. The sessions are free of charge; however we do charge for the meals: €13,5 for lunch (at 13:00) and €30,5 for dinner (at 18:30). Please register for meals via no later than August 22, 2018.

Morning devotions from 8:15 – 8:45 will be led by Dr. Athanasios Despotis and are open to the public.

Monday 3 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

The Pastor as Entrepreneur? An Investigation of the Use and Value of “Entrepreneur” as Metaphor for Pastoral Leadership
Prof. Dr. Jack Barentsen (PT)

Criteria for True and False Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible
Prof. Dr. Heiko Wenzel (OT)

Tuesday 4 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

Doing Justice to Justification: Bridge-building Attempts between Catholics and Protestants during the Reformation
Prof. Dr. Andreas Beck (HT)

Christian Theology and the Capabilities Approach to Development: Reconsidering Bonhoeffer and Nussbaum
Dr. Steven van den Heuvel (ST)

Defining Nominal Christianity and Mapping the Field: Elements of the Lausanne Global Consultation on Nominalism in Rome, 10-14 March 2018
Prof. Dr. Evert van de Poll (RM)

14:30 – 16:15 Promotion: Clemens Wassermann (NT)

Presentation & Defense of Dissertation: Das vierte Evangelium aus Sicht der semitischen Sprachen. Ein linguistischer Beitrag zur Klärung der johanneischen Frage

16:15 – 17:00 Reception
19:30 – 20:30 Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jacobus (Kobus) Kok (NT)
Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity
20:30 – 21:30 Reception
Wednesday 5 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

God’s People in Recent Western and Classical theology: Supersessionism and Its Rejection Evaluated
Prof. Dr. Nico den Bok (ST)

A Bridge Too Far: Have Evangelical Versions Respected or Reformed the Hebrew Bible?
Prof. Dr. W. Creighton Marlowe (OT)

Thursday 6 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

I Alone Am Left: The Elijah Motif and the Remnant in Luke-Acts
Dr. Jeremy Otten (NT)

The Ancient Near Eastern Context of the Old Testament and the Globalization of Christianity
Prof. Dr. Koert van Bekkum (OT)

14:30 – 16:15 Promotion: Hans Ulrich Reifler (RM)

Presentation & Defense of DissertationZur Missiologie Fredrik Fransons (1852–1908): Eschatologie, Missionsmethodik und Transnationale Vernetzung

16:15 – 17:15 Reception
19:30 – 20:30 Evening Honoring Prof. Dr. Patrick Nullens as Outgoing Rector of ETF Leuven

Theme: Deeply Rooted, Widely Branched

20:30 – 21:30 Reception
Friday 7 September
12:00 – 13:00 Faculty Lectures (parallel sessions)

‘We all share the same values, right?’ How the Belgian State Seeks to Inject Liberal-Secular Values into Minority Religions’ Communities of Faith
Dr. Jelle Creemers (RM)

The Council of Dort, 1618 – 2018, and the Future
Prof. Dr. Antonie Vos (HT)


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