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Christian Scholars' Conference 2011

Church of Christ Theology Students


Hart Flyer



The Church of Christ Theology Students' group is pleased to announce its keynote speaker for the 2011 annual meeting at the Christian Scholars' Conference:

David Bentley Hart

Hart is a leading systematic theologian who has written extensively on Christian theology and contemporary cultural criticism. He has taught theology at the University of Virginia, the University of St. Thomas, Duke Divinity School, Providence College, and Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, just awarded David Bentley Hart the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize for his book Atheist Delusions.  The prize is intended for theological writing which, by freshness and originality, somehow changes the theological landscape, and also serves the needs of the Church; not by being safe or orthodox, or by reinforcing the Church's institutional life - but by giving people something with which to nourish themselves and to enrich their lived Christian experiences.  The CSC is pleased to have Hart engaging our theological students, our plenary speakers, and the entire conference.

The new atheists and an ugly God from CPX on Vimeo.

An interview with David Bentley Hart from the Centre for Public Theology.

Hart - Doors of the Sea Hart - Atheist Delusions  Hart - The Beauty of the Infinite



The Church of Christ Theology Students' group exists to facilitate dialog among students and faculty of theology in the Church of Christ tradition.

The group provides a convenient way for us to connect with one another, share resources, and stay in contact. The idea for the group emerged from conversation among graduate theology students at the Church of Christ Professors' Meeting at the 2008 gathering of the American Academy of Religion.

Current students and alumni of graduate theological programs are welcome to join the group by becoming members on our facebook page. We also welcome ministers and pastors serving within the tradition, and students and alumni engaging in theological reflection from within other disciplines.

Please share with the group your publications, knowledge of upcoming conferences, or suggestions regarding the programming of the annual meeting, held at the Christian Scholars’ Conference. We especially encourage current graduate students to consider presenting at the CSC and taking leadership in future meetings.

This year, we are grateful for the financial support of Abilene Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology, Pepperdine University’s Religion Division, Lubbock Christian University's Department of Bible, and Abilene Christian University Press. Because of the visionary generosity of these institutions, we are honored to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2011 Church of Christ Theology Students’ annual meeting is acclaimed systematic theologian David Bentley Hart.

Because of your feedback, we will not be meeting for breakfast on the Saturday morning of the 2011 conference. Instead, and in addition to Hart's address, we will be gathering for a coffee hour for theology graduate students one evening during the conference.

Don't forget to register and see you June 16th – 18th!

Matt Tapie and Alden Bass

Matt Tapie Alden Bass