This Web Page contains information about the 37th Annual Atlantic Theological Conference, which was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 21 to June 24, 2017. This conference was held in conjunction with (and immediately following) an academic conference at Dalhousie University, with the title "Wisdom belongs to God". Although the 2017 Atlantic Theological Conference is now past, complete information concerning the conference will continue to be available here online, for a time, for the benefit of those who may want to review information about the conference, and for those who may wish to gain a general picture of these annual conferences which have been held now for over thirty-five years. Information about how to purchase books containing the papers presented at these conferences is available from St. Peter Publications. See the St. Peter Publications Home Page, and especially the "Catalogue Page".
Advance Notice: The 2018 Conference will take place in New Brunswick.
Dates: Sunday, June 24 (evening), to Wednesday June 27 (noon).
TOPIC: To be announced.
Speakers and further details to be announced.
ATLANTIC THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE
The 37th Annual
Wednesday, June 21 (evening)
to Saturday, June 24 (noon)
University of King's College,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
God Every Day and Everywhere
Founded in 1981, the Atlantic Theological Conference brings together people from all walks of life to hear papers and participate in discussions on issues of enduring theological importance.
This year's Conference is called "God Every Day and Everywhere". This topic will be considered as understood in the ancient classical world, the Patristic period, the Medieval period, and the contemporary world.
The 2017 Conference will be held at The University of King's College, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Conference sessions will take place in the KTS Lecture Hall, 2nd floor, New Academic Building, while all worship services connected with the conference will be held in the college chapel, with the exception of the Choral Eucharist which will take place at St. George's (Round) Church, 2222 Brunswick Street.
The Atlantic Theological Conference has no official church sponsorship and is funded through registration fees and individual donations. For those attending the entire conference, a $60 registration fee is applicable. Those intending to attend individual sessions are asked to pay $10 per session. Those who attend only one session may attend for free, but are asked to contribute a donation towards the cost of the conference. Students are welcome to attend all sessions for free. All participants are asked to register.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2017 Atlantic Theological Conference is being held in conjunction with (and immediately following) an academic conference at Dalhousie University, with the title "Wisdom belongs to God". This event will take place from the evening of Sunday, June 18th to the afternoon of Wednesday, June 21st 2017. Those attending the Atlantic Theological Conference (June 21-24) are invited to come a few days early in order also to attend the conference at Dalhousie.
For additional information about the Atlantic Theological Conference, or if you have any questions, general e-mail inquiries may be directed to St. Peter Publications at [email protected].
Note: The 2017 Conference brochure and registration form is available here for download in both MSWord and PDF format:
MSWord PDF format
The following information gives details on the schedule & papers
for the 2017 Atlantic Theological Conference:
The 2017 ConferenceWednesday, June 21
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Registration (in King's College Chapel)
5:00 p.m. Sung Evensong (in King's College Chapel)
7:00 p.m. First Paper:
The Trinitarian structure of Aristotle's living God and its mortal imitations
- Dr. Eli Diamond, PhD (Northwestern), Associate Professor of Classics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
- Virginia Wilmhoff, MA(Manchester), MDiv student, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, N.S.
NOTE: A reception will follow the evening session.
Thursday morning June 22
10:00 a.m. Second Paper:
Augustine's Trinitarian Cosmos
- Dr. Wayne Hankey, DPhil (Oxon), Professor of Classics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
- Elizabeth King, M.A. (Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.),
Thursday evening June 22
7:00 p.m. Third Paper:
Unum necessarium: Meister Eckhart, the Ground and Theology in the Vernacular
- Evan King, M.A. (Dalhousie), Doctoral student and Lecturer, Cambridge University, UK
- Nathan McAllister, M.A. (Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.)
Friday morning, June 23
10 a.m. Fourth Paper:
Contemporary Islamic Theologies
- Dr. Patrick Graham, MA (Dalhousie), DCL (King's), Author and journalist
- Dr. Stephen Blackwood, Ph.D. (Emory University), President of Ralston College, Savannah, Georgia
Friday evening, June 23
6:00 p.m. Conference Eucharist for the Eve of St. John the Baptist's Day
- Solemn Choral Eucharist, St. George's Church, 2222 Brunswick St., Halifax
Sermon: The Rev'd Gordon Neish, Priest-in-charge, Parish of Clements, N.S.
Saturday morning June 24
10:00 a.m. Fifth Paper:
Charles Williams' Theoanthropos, the God-man
- Dr. Douglas Hedley, PhD (Ludwig Maximilians University), Professor of Hermeneutics and Metaphysics,
Clare College, Cambridge University, UK
Conference Summary: The Rev'd Dr. Thomas Curran, Associate Professor of Humanities,
University of King's College, Halifax, N.S.
The Conference concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Note about services of worship during the Conference: The principal service of worship will be the Choral Eucharist on Friday at 6 p.m., at St. George's Church on Brunswick Street (as noted above). There will also be a Sung Evensong at King's College Chapel on the opening night of the Conference (see above). Conference participants are also invited to attend daily services of Matins, Eucharist and Evensong in the King's College Chapel.
FOR MORE INFORMATION / REGISTRATION
The Atlantic Theological Conference
P.O. Box 713
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 7L3 CANADA
Phone/Fax: 1 (902) 368-8442
E-mail: [email protected]
For those attending the entire conference, a $60 registration fee is applicable. Those intending to attend individual sessions are asked to pay $10 per session. Those who attend only one session may attend for free, but are asked to contribute a donation towards the cost of the conference. Students are welcome to attend all sessions for free. All participants are asked to register.
Those attending the conference must make their own arrangements for accommodations. Inexpensive accommodations in the King's residence are available by contacting Conference Services at (902) 422-1271 ext 277. Other accommodations are also available within walking distance. Contact Tourism Nova Scotia at 1-800-565-0000 or visit www.novascotia.com. For further information, contact the Theological Conference Office at (902) 368-8442.
Contributions to defray the cost of the Conference are gratefully accepted. All donations are tax deductible. Please make all cheques payable to "The Atlantic Theological Conference / St. Peter Publications".
The Atlantic Theological Conference is sponsored this year by the University of King's College
and by the Segelberg Trust.
ADVANCE NOTICE: The 2018 Atlantic Theological Conference will take place in New Brunswick from June 24th to June 27th (Location to be announced). The Conference topic will be "Memory".