Recovering Biblical Christianity: Roman Catholic and Reformed Perspectives

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Recovering Biblical Christianity: Roman Catholic and Reformed Perspectives

The Saint Benedict Institute is joining with Western Theological Seminary to co-sponsor the Osterhaven Lecture Series on Recovering Biblical Christianity: Roman Catholic and Reformed Perspectives

Monday March 12, 2018 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mulder Chapel at Western Theological Seminary

101 East 13th Street Holland, MI 49423

KEYNOTE LECTURE 1: "What Counts as a Biblical Doctrine? Exploring the Biblically Warranted Modes of Biblical Interpretation"
with Matthew Levering
Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary
University of St. Mary of the Lake

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

KEYNOTE LECTURE 2: "Mere Protestant Christianity: Sola Scriptura and the Comic Possibility of Reformation"
with Kevin VanHoozer
Research Professor of Systematic Theology
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Matthew Levering, James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake

Kevin VanHoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Jared Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Religion at Hope College

Sue Rozeboom, Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology, Western Seminary

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Kevin VanHoozer is one of the most prominent Protestant systematic theologians writing today. Much of his work focuses upon the intersection of Christian doctrine with hermeneutics. His book, Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible earned Christianity Today’s award for best biblical studies book in 2006. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Systematic Theology and the Journal of Theological Interpretation.

Matthew Levering is widely recognized as one of the leading Roman Catholic doctrinal theologians today. He is the author or co-author of over 20 books, including Scripture and Metaphysics, Biblical Natural Law, Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation, Proofs of God, and most recently, Was the Reformation a Mistake? He serves as coeditor of the journals Nova et Vetera and the International Journal of Systematic Theology and has served as Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology since 2007.

Jared Ortiz teaches Catholic studies at Hope College, where he founded and directs the Saint Benedict Institute, the Catholic spiritual and intellectual center that serves Hope College. He teaches courses on the Incarnation, church history, Catholic Christianity, theological hermeneutics and early Christianity. He specializes in early Christian theology, especially St. Augustine, and he has scholarly interests in liturgy, Latin patristic thought and disability.

Sue Rozeboom teaches students how to unwrap God’s gracious gift of worship. Her reading, research, and teaching interests are in the areas of the history of Christian worship, the work of the Spirit and Christian worship, and enriched sacramental theology for refreshed sacramental practice. She is the co-author, with Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., of Discerning the Spirits: A Guide to Thinking about Christian Worship Today. She been active in official Roman Catholic - Reformed dialogues for many years.