Theology Conference Speakers
Here is the line-up of speakers for the 2019 Wheaton College Theology Conference
Author, Theologian, Episcopal Priest
Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest, author, theologian, and preacher with an international teaching and preaching ministry. Her work ranges from biblical engagements with culture, politics, and literature to preaching from the Old Testament. Her recent works on the person and work of Christ include The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ (Eerdmans, 2015) (winner of Christianity Today’s 2017 Book of the Year award) and Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ (Eerdmans, 2018)
Dallas Theological Seminary
Darrel Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Of his more than 40 books, his work on the historical Jesus and the gospels’ accounts of Jesus are especially pertinent to the conference. His recently published works on the topic include Jesus the God-Man: The Unity and Diversity of the Gospel Portrayals (Baker Academic, 2016) and a second edition of Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels (Baker Academic, 2017).
Lynn Cohick is the Provost and Dean of Denver Seminary. Her research focuses primarily on Pauline studies and early Christianity. In addition to various commentaries on Pauline epistles, she has published on the role and influence of women in the early church. For example, her publications include Women in the World of the Earliest Christians (Baker Academic, 2009) and Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries (Baker Academic, 2017).
Brian E. Daley, S.J.
University of Notre Dame
Brian Daley is the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and a Jesuit priest. As a historical theologian, he specializes in the development of doctrine in the Church Fathers, especially after Nicaea. His work on the Christology, Trinitarian theology and eschatology of the early church has been widely influential. Notably, his most recent volume is God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Dana M. Harris is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the editor of Trinity Journal. Her research interests include the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Book of Revelation, and the historical backgrounds of the New Testament. She has contributed to the NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, 2012), is completing the volume on Hebrews in Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series (B&H Academic, forthcoming), and is working on a Commentary and an Introduction to Revelation (Kregal and Baker Academic, respectively; both forthcoming).
University of Notre Dame
Robin M. Jensen is the Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Jensen’s research focuses on theology, liturgy, and art history. She looks especially at the way art and architecture convey theological ideas and affect liturgical practices. Among her various works are treatments of artistic portrayals of Christ and the cross throughout the history of the church, including Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity (Fortress, 2004) and The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy (Harvard University Press, 2017).
Esau McCaulley is an Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Northeastern Seminary and the executive director of the Anglican Multi-ethnic Network (A.M.E.N)—helping Anglican churches reflect the diversity of their communities and planting multi-ethnic churches. His research focuses on the Pauline epistles, Paul’s use of the Old Testament, and the intersection of race, Christian identity, and justice. His monograph on Christ as the Davidic Messiah and Paul’s interpretation of the Abrahamic land promise in Galatians is forthcoming with T&T Clark.
Scot McKnight is the Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament at Northern Seminary and well-known blogger. He is known for his academic and popular-level publications on Paul, the historical Jesus, the Christian life, and Christianity and science. In addition to recent commentaries on Pauline epistles, of particular note for this conference, he has written The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paraclete, 2004) and The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited (Zondervan, 2011).
George Kalantzis is Professor of Theology and Director of the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies at Wheaton College. His publications focus largely on the early church, including his books Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian Attitudes on War and Military Service (Wipf & Stock, 2012) and Theodore of Mopsuestia: Commentary on the Gospel of John (St. Paul’s, 2004). He has also coedited several volumes for IVP Academic on Spiritual formation (2010), Politics (2014), and the sacraments (2018).
David Hooker is Professor of Art and Department Chair in the Art Department at Wheaton College. David has immersed his life in ceramic sculpture and the fine arts: as an artist, teacher, curator, exhibition designer, and art school director. His artistic practice explores the inherent value of materials, objects, and places, hoping to find ways to better connect and understand the world we live in.