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June 2019

Logos Conference 20199:00 am - 5:00 pm (8) Upper College HallThursday 6 June 2019

Event type: ConferenceAudience: All audiencesAcademic Schools and Departments: Divinity
This event has been created by: Diana Verhagen dlv@st-andrews.ac.uk

Event Details

The concept of reconciliation is central to the theology and ethics of the Judaeo-Christian tradition. In recent decades, moreover, its political relevance has come increasingly to the fore. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, for example, proved to be a vital element in the peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa.

Despite the prominent use of the term ‘reconciliation’, there is a lack of clarity as to how precisely it is to be understood. There is lack of clarity about: (1) how it is interpreted in the Biblical sources; (2) how precisely it should be conceived theologically when it refers to the nature of God’s dealings with and rescue of a sinful humanity; (3) the implications of God’s reconciliation for humanity’s alienated mindset (Col 1:21); (4) how we construe the means of reconciliation in the interpersonal and sociopolitical contexts; and (5) the relationship between reconciliation, forgiveness, and the pursuit of justice.

Consequently, the purpose of this conference is to encourage careful analysis of: (1) how this term should be construed in the theological and social/societal contexts; (2) how the conditions for reconciliation are to be conceived in these contexts; and (3) the implications of a theological understanding of divine reconciliation for a) understanding the relationship between human beings and God and b) for addressing dysfunctional relationships between human beings in contexts of conflict and alienation.

Registration Fees

£100 – Early Bird Delegate Fee for first 40 registrations

£130 – Full Delegate Fee until 30 April 2019

£50 – Logos Institute Student Delegate fee

Fee covers Conference Programme (including lunch each day) from 6 to 8 June 2019

Register online.

Time

6 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 8 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

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