The topic for The 19th Annual Wheaton Theology Conference has been announced, and it is sure to be an interesting one–Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N.T. Wright. In addition to Wright, other noteworthy speakers include Markus Bockmuehl, Richard Hays, Kevin Vanhoozer and Nicholas Perrin. You can see the full lineup here.
The conference is not until April 16-17, but given the heavy hitters it may be wise to register early.
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What do you think? Reflects poorly on me, but the only name I recognize (besides Wright, duh) is Perrin… and wouldn’t he be to the left of Wright? (No pun)
So… no Piper? Carson not available? Schreiner? Just to reach around the disciplines.
well, it is during T4G.
BTW: Irony Alert
Actually the T4G conference is April 13-15, so they do not directly conflict.
To me, it is no surprise that Piper is not included. As much as we tend to esteem him (and rightly so), within the academy he is not accorded the same measure of status as guys like Carson and Schreiner. Maybe they were asked and couldn’t go. Who knows. I actually am a little more curious that Doug Moo is not on the schedule given that he is actually at Wheaton, but perhaps he has a scheduling conflict too.
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Begbie and Vanhoozer are simply at the top of their fields (theology and the arts, and hermeneutics, respectively) and working as living, breathing, integrating evangelicals. And Hays is just as accomplished. These folks have world-class reputations. (Begbie probably has the widest range). Blockmuehl is fantastic, too. But, be assured, this is quite the lineup.
I wouldn’t be surprised about not including Piper – Wheaton just had him two years ago for a week long session of talks and lectures (independent of the annual conference), so they may be to trying to add a little variety, since a large part of the conference is geared towards undergrads, most of whom would have already seen him.
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