ATLANTIC THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE
The 38th Annual
Sunday, June 24 (evening)
to Wednesday, June 27 (noon)
St. Paul's Church,
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
"Memory: Its Persistence and Loss in Christian Community"
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 consider the subject of "memory" . This topic will be considered as understood in the Scriptures, the Patristic period, the Medieval period, and the contemporary world.
The 2018 Conference will be held at St. Paul's Church in Sackville, New Brunswick. Conference sessions will take place in the Parish Hall.
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 Atlantic Theological Conference, or if you have any questions, general e-mail inquiries may be directed to St. Peter Publications at
This website will be updated soon with more detailed information.
The information below is as of March 22, 2018.
The following information gives preliminary details on the proposed schedule & papers for the 2018 Atlantic Theological Conference:
The 2018 Conference
Sunday evening, June 24
Opening Evensong, 7 p.m. (St. Paul's Church, Sackville)
Monday morning June 25
10:00 a.m. First Paper:
"And you shall teach your children" (Deut. 11.19):
Divine Memory and Providence in the Old Testament Canon
- The Rev'd Dr. Terence Kleven
Monday afternoon June 25
Second and Third Papers (30 minutes each):
The Role of Memory in St. Augustine's Trinity
Speaker - Dr. Neil Robertson
God's Remembering and God's forgetting:
Confession and the forgiveness of sins
Speaker - Elizabeth King
Monday evening, June 25
7 p.m. - Wine and Cheese, with a 35-minute slide presentation:
Recollection through the history of Christian art: a tribute to Father Robert Crouse
Presentation by The Honourable Justice Peter Bryson
Tuesday morning, June 26
10:00 a.m. Fourth Paper:
T. S. Eliot: Memory in pieces
- The Rev'd Dr. Thomas Curran
- The Rev'd Christopher Snook
Tuesday afternoon June 26
Next Year in Jerusalem: Exile, Home, and Memory
- Aaron Shenkman
- Dr. Evan King
Tuesday evening June 26
Conference Eucharist, with sermon on "The loss of memory and the human person: Caring for our loved ones with dementia": The Rev'd Colin Nicolle, Rector of the Parish of Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
Wednesday morning June 27
10:00 a.m. Sixth Paper:
"Do this in memory of me": Memory and Christian Living: Recollection and the Book of Common Prayer
- The Rev'd Dr. Gary Thorne
Brief Conference Summary - The Rev'd Dr. Thomas Curran
The Conference concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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. 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.
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".