Christian Doctrine

27 June -29 June, 2018

Plenary Lecture

Dr Fred Sanders ‘The Theology of Divine Blessedness’


Celebrating the completion of Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen’s 5-vol theology, A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World (Eerdmans), the Tyndale Fellowship Christian Doctrine group turns attention to this project’s ambitious contribution. One of comparative theologies, developing a constructive Christian theological vision in dialogue with the Christian tradition, science, contemporary theology in global and contextual diversity, with Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, highlighting our current religiously pluralist and secular societies, the Christian Doctrine group will be exploring various aspects of his project.

  • 2018 PAPERS

Peter Sanlon, 'Jesus was in Africa before Christianity'

Hadje Sadje, 'Reaffirming Spirit Christologies: An Attempt to Reconstruct A Filipino Christology Beyond Pentecostal and Liberation Theologies'

Jonathan M. Platter, "‘Classical Panentheism’ and the Simplicity of God: A Consideration of Kärkkainen’s Retrieval of the ‘Classical’"

Daniel Scheiderer, 'Recognizing Revelation in the Religions: An Examination of Kärkkäinen’s Proposal of Theological Plurality'

David Rollings, 'Relational Theism: Panentheism and Noncontrastive Transcendence'

Viktor Toth, 'Multidimensional Monism: A Proposal for a New Framework for Theological Anthropology'

Oliver Davies, 'Theology for All: the Way Ahead?'

Graham McFarlane, 'Kärkkäinen and the Spirit in other religions: an Evangelical perspective'

Fred Sanders, 'The Theology of Divine Blessedness'

Jonathan Black, 'Accepted in the Well-Beloved: A Pentecostal Interaction with Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen on Justification and Theosis'

Michael Spalione, 'The Visibility of the Church in Secular Societies and Religious Ecclesiologies'

Followed with a response from Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

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Early Bird Discount for bookings placed before 30 April 2018

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Booking Closes Monday 11 June 2018


Dates 27 June - 29 June, 2018

Venue Tyndale House at Wolfson


Wolfson College, Cambridge

(5 minute walk from Tyndale House)

Conference Programme [pdf]