Scot McKnight Information and Registration
December 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Who is Scot McKnight?
Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author or editor of more than fifty books, is the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Dr. McKnight obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986) and has been a professor for more than three decades. Scot regularly speaks at conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. More on Scot
What’s this event about?
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Religious & Theological Abstracts, our two organizations have joined together to host an event that will help participants to more deeply consider how to live and share the Gospel. We invite you to consider what the scholarship of Scot McKnight has to say about these topics:
SESSION ONE: PAUL AND FRIENDSHIP
Scot will sketch out Aristotelian and Ciceronian theories of friendship to show how they both compliment and differ from Paul and his theory of love as the context for ministry. We’ll consider how the common experience of pastors today is at odds with Paul’s practice of ministry which was deeply imbedded in the context of friendships.
SESSION TWO: PAUL AND SLAVERY
If the core of Paul’s ministry can be seen in Galatians 3.28 where the binaries (Jew/Greek, Slave/Free, Male/Female) are overcome in Christ, what was this expressed at the social/ecclesial level? We’ll examine the real world of how Paul practiced this by examining Philemon and the context of Roman slavery.
SESSION THREE: WHY ARE THE WRITING OF NOVELISTS MORE INTERESTING THAN THOSE OF THEOLOGIANS?
How can novelists like Marilynne Robinson help theologians develop the ability to use narratives to connect people, Biblically and theologically, to God’s larger narrative?