Southeastern Seminary Faculty at the Evangelical Theological Society

The Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) is the largest interdisciplinary scholarly society for evangelicals. Its membership is comprised of evangelical scholars from a variety of denominational and theological traditions. Members work at colleges, universities, seminaries, local churches, and parachurch ministries all over the world. ETS is perhaps best known for publishing an influential scholarly journal titled Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, which is currently edited by Southeastern Seminary professor Andreas Köstenberger.

The ETS is holding its annual meeting later this week in Milwaukee. Numerous SEBTS professors and PhD students are taking part in the program. What follows is a list of SEBTS faculty who will be participating in the meeting and their respective papers or sessions. If you are attending ETS, we’d encourage you to take the opportunity to listen in on some of these papers and sessions.

Wednesday November 14

Nathan A. Finn (Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies)
8:30–11:40 AM
Exploring the General Baptist Tradition
Hilton – Mitchell
Session Chair

James K. Dew Jr. (Associate Professor of History of Ideas and Philosophy)
9:20–10:00 AM
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Hyatt – Executive A
Paper: God and the Mind/Body Problem: A Critique of Selected Christian Physicalists

Andreas Köstenberger (Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology)
10:10–10:50 AM
Frontier Airlines Center – 103 B
Paper: Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology
(Followed by a panel discussion with Grant R. Osborne and Kevin J Vanhoozer – 11:00–11:40)

Greg Welty (Associate Professor of Philosophy)
10:10–10:50 AM
Middle Knowledge and the Doctrine of Creation
Fronteir Airlines Center – 201 D
Paper: Assessing Molinist Doctrines of Creation

Heath A. Thomas (Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew)
3:00–3:40 PM
Old Testament and Violence
Frontier Airlines Center – 202 E
Paper: Engaging the Warrior: Divine Violence and the book of Lamentations

Daniel Heimbach (Senior Professor of Christian Ethics)
3:00–6:20 PM
Christian Ethics
Hyatt – Executive A
Session Moderator

James K. Dew Jr. (Associate Professor of History of Ideas and Philosophy)
3:00–3:40 PM
Systematic Theology – Anthropology
Frontier Airlines Center – 102 B
Paper: Christianity and the Human Soul: A Theological Critique of Selected Christian Materialists

Mark D. Liederbach (Associate Professor of Christian Ethics)
5:30–6:10 PM
Caring for Creation – Theologians and Theological Traditions
Hilton – Wright A Ballroom
Paper: “Serve and Protect” or “Worship and Obey”? An interaction with Cal DeWitt and Stephen Bouma-Prediger’s take on Genesis 2:15 and the Implications for Environmental Ethics

Thursday November 15

Michael Travers (Professor of English)
9:20–10:00 AM
Literature of the Bible
Frontier Airlines Center – 210 D
Paper: “Light out the Darkness” and “Good [out] of Evil”: Creation and Fall in John Milton’s Paradise Lost

L. Scott Kellum (Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek)
9:20–10:00 AM
New Testament Greek Language and Exegesis
Frontier Airlines Center – 203 E
Paper: John 21:15–19 and Revelation 3:10: Reconsidering Two Common Johannine Texts

Benjamin L. Merkle (Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek)
8:30–9:10 AM
Christian Ethics
Frontier Airlines Center – 101 A
Paper: Are the Qualifications for Elders or Overseers Negotiable?

Friday November 16

Maurice A. Robinson (Senior Professor of New Testament)
1:40–2:20 PM
New Testament
Frontier Airlines Center – 201 C
Paper: De Facto Conjecture in the Main Text of NA27: A Further Consideration

Bruce Little (Senior Professor of Philosophy)
2:30–3:10 PM
Caring for Creation – Theology 4
Frontier Airlines Center – 203 B
Paper: Creation and Creative Responsibility

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