This Web Page contains information about the 35th Annual Atlantic Theological Conference, which was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, June 21 to June 24, 2015. Although the 2015 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 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 2016 Conference will take place in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Dates: Sunday, June 12 (evening), to Wednesday June 15 (noon).
TOPIC: “The Blessed Company of all Faithful People: The Church Visible and Invisible”
Speakers and further details to be announced.
ATLANTIC THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE
The 35th Annual
Sunday, June 21 (evening)
to Wednesday, June 24 (noon), 2015
St. Peter's Cathedral
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
"The Outward Sense Befriending":
The Beautiful, the True, and the Good
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 will explore the subject of "The Beautiful, the True, and the Good". Concepts of beauty, truth, and goodness will be considered as understood in various eras of history, such as the Ancient World, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation period, the Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods.
The 2015 Conference will be held at St. Peter's Cathedral, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Conference sessions will take place in the Cathedral Hall, while all worship services connected with the conference will be held in St. Peter's Cathedral.
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.
For additional information about the conference, or if you have any questions, general e-mail inquiries may be directed to St. Peter Publications at email@example.com.
The following information gives details on the schedule & papers
for the 2015 Atlantic Theological Conference:
The 2015 ConferenceSunday, June 21
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Registration (in the Cathedral Hall)
7:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
8:00 p.m. First Paper:
Can goodness and truth make us beautiful?:
Perspectives on beauty in ancient Greek thought
- The Rev'd Fr. Christopher Snook, Rector, St. George's (Round) Church, Halifax, N.S.
- Nathan McAllister, B.A. (St. Thomas' University, Fredericton, N.B.)
Classics Graduate Student, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
Monday morning June 22
10:00 a.m. Second Paper:
Sense Perception and Divine Harmony:
The mediating muse in Boethius’ Consolation
- Dr. Stephen Blackwood, President of Ralston College, a planned college in Savannah, Georgia.
- Kaitlyn Boulding, B.A. (Hons), King's College, Halifax, N.S.
Classics Graduate Student, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
Monday evening June 22
8:00 p.m. Third Paper:
Beauty, Truth, and Goodness as understood in
the High Middle Ages
- Dr. Anthony Esolen, Professor of English, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.
- Alan Hall, B.A. (Hons) (King's), M.A. (Toronto) Professor, St. Thomas' University, Fredericton, N.B.
Tuesday morning, June 23
10 a.m. Fourth Paper:
Beauty, Truth, and Goodness in the Renaissance and Reformation
- The Honourable Justice Peter Bryson, Q.C.; B.A. (Classics), M.A. (Classics), LLB,
Judge of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
- Dr. Nicole Blackwood, University of Toronto.
Tuesday evening, June 23
7:00 p.m. Conference Eucharist - Solemn Eucharist, St. Peter's Cathedral
Eve of the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Sermon: The Rev'd Father David Garrett, Rector of St. Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown.
Wednesday morning June 24
10:00 a.m. Fifth Paper:
Romantic Contemplation: S.T. Coleridge and his Legacy
- Dr. Douglas Hedley, Reader in Hermeneutics and Metaphysics,
Clare College, Cambridge University, England.
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 Solemn Eucharist on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. There will also be opportunities for conference participants to attend the daily offices of Matins and Evensong and the daily Eucharists at St. Peter's Cathedral.
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
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.
The conference takes place at the heart of the tourist season, so all participants are advised to book accommodation before arriving in Prince Edward Island. Those who request it on their Registration Form will receive information on accommodations in the Charlottetown area. If you would like further information including travel information, you may contact Tourism PEI directly at 1-888-734-7529, or via this website.
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 has no official church sponsorship and is funded only through registration fees and individual donations. Also, we acknowledge, with gratitude, annual support from the "Segelberg Trust".