This Web Page contains information about the 36th Annual Atlantic Theological Conference, which was held in Sackville, New Brunswick, June 12 to June 15, 2016. Although the 2016 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 2017 Conference will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dates: Wednesday, June 21 (evening), to Saturday, June 24 (early afternoon).
TOPIC: “God Everyday and Everywhere”
Speakers will include Dr. Eli Diamond, Dr. Wayne Hankey, Evan King, Patrick Graham, and Dr. Douglas Hedley. Responders will include Virginia Wilmhoff, Elizabeth Curry King, Nathan McAllister, and Dr. Stephen Blackwood. In conclusion, a summary will be presented by Dr. Thomas Curran.
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 Wednesday, June 21st 2017. Those attending the Atlantic Theological Conference that week are invited to come a few days early in order also to attend the conference at Dalhousie. Please watch this website for more information to be posted in due course, about both conferences.
ATLANTIC THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE
The 36th Annual
Sunday, June 12 (evening)
to Wednesday, June 15 (noon)
St. Paul's Church,
Sackville, New Brunswick,
The Church Visible and Invisible:
"The Blessed Company of all Faithful People"
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 Church Visible and Invisible". This topic will be considered as understood in the Scriptures, in the Patristic period, in the Eastern and Western Christian traditions, and in the Reformation period, concluding with a consideration of the "communion of saints". The 2016 Conference will be held at St. Paul's Church, Sackville, New Brunswick.
Conference sessions will take place in the Parish Hall, while all worship services connected with the conference will be held in St. Paul's Church, with the exception of the Conference Eucharist which will take place at St. Ann's Church, Westcock.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following information gives details on the schedule & papers
for the 2016 Atlantic Theological Conference:
The 2016 ConferenceSunday, June 12
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Registration (in the Parish Hall)
6:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
Preacher: The Rev'd Dr. Ranall Ingalls, Rector, Parishes of Sackville and Dorchester, N.B.
7:30 p.m. First Paper:
Re-imaging the Church in the Scriptures
- The Rev'd Father David Curry, Rector, Christ Church, Windsor, N.S.,
and Chaplain and teacher at King's-Edgehill School, Windsor, N.S.
- The Rev'd Dr. John Simons, Principal, Montreal Diocesan Theological College 1991-2015
A reception, with refreshments, will follow, provided by the Parish of St. Paul's, Sackville.
Monday morning June 13
10:00 a.m. Second Paper:
Contemporary Companies outside the Civitas Dei: Augustine's Pagan Adversaries
- Dr. Peter O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Classics, Dalhousie University and
the University of King's College, Halifax, N.S.
- Tamara Watson
M.A. student in Classics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
Monday evening June 13
7:30 p.m. Third Paper:
The Trouble with Origen and the Idea of Catholicity
- Daniel Watson, Doctoral student, University of Maynooth, Ireland
- Benjamin Lee, Doctoral student, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
Tuesday morning, June 14
10 a.m. Fourth Paper:
'Signs are to resemble things signified': Richard Hooker's
defence of the 'sensible excellencie' of publique religion
- Dr. Torrance Kirby, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Associate Director of the
Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR), Fellow of the Royal Historical Society,
McGill University & Montreal Diocesan College
- Peter Bullerwell, Tomlinson Fellow in Religious Studies at McGill University; Doctoral student
Tuesday evening, June 14
6:00 p.m. Conference Eucharist - Choral Eucharist, St. Ann's Church, Westcock
(Transportation to St. Ann's will be provided)
Sermon: The Rt. Rev'd David Edwards, Bishop of Fredericton
Wednesday morning June 15
10:00 a.m. Fifth Paper:
The end of the Church? The telos of the communion of saints
and the legacy of the Rev'd Dr. Robert Crouse
- Dr. Roberta Barker, Associate Professor of Theatre, Dalhousie University, and
Faculty member in the Foundation Year and Early Modern Studies programmes,
University of King's College, Halifax, N.S.
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 services of worship will be the Choral Evensong on the opening night, and the Choral Eucharist on Tuesday evening. There will also be daily Matins and Evensong and noon-day prayers.
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.
Those attending the conference must make their own arrangements for accommodations. Accommodations may be available at the Mount Allison University residences or elsewhere in the town of Sackville. Travel information and information about other local accommodations within the town of Sackville may be obtained by contacting Tourism New Brunswick at 1-800-561-0123 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".