Laidlaw College Colloquium on Theological Interpretation of Scripture

I am not sure how I missed news of this forthcoming Colloquium in New Zealand, and can't go there myself. However it is not too late for others to sign up:

Colloquium on Theological Interpretation

Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand, 19-20 August 2011

Announcement and Call for Papers

Sponsored by Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School, Auckland, New Zealand and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Featuring Joel Green and Murray Rae as keynote speakers and respondents, two scholars who have been prominent in the development of theological interpretation as a discipline.

This colloquium will explore the theory and practice of the theological interpretation of Scripture. The contributions by our two key note speakers/respondents will be supplemented by papers from scholars in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific and from further afield. Potential papers might cover, but are not limited to, the following types of areas:

  • Theological interpretation of particular texts.
  • Issues relating to the practice of theological interpretation.
  • Questions of method and theological interpretation.
  • The history and landscape of theological interpretation as a discipline.
  • Cross cultural reflections on theological interpretation.
  • Contemporary social, cultural and political reflections from a perspective of theological interpretation of Scripture.
  • Theological interpretation, church and mission.

Papers should be designed to take 30-35 minutes to deliver with 10-15 minutes for discussion following. Abstracts of papers should be submitted no later than 31 March 2011, and should be sent to Tim Meadowcroft:

There will be limited accommodation available at Laidlaw College but recommendations can be made for accommodation in West Auckland. Our intention is to publish a book of essays on theological interpretation based on the offerings at the colloquium.

More details about registration here. The full announcement and CfP can be downloaded here.