ANZATS 2012 Call for Papers

Australian & New Zealand Association of Theological Schools

2012 Conference, 1-4 July, Brisbane

The Theological Interpretation of Bible, Church and World

The 2012 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to invite members of ANZATS, ANZSTS and the theological and wider academic community to submit the title of their proposed presentation at this conference and an abstract (250-300 words) by Monday 27 February 2012. This should be accompanied by contact details: name, institutional affiliation, postal address, phone number, and email address. Please address submissions to or to ANZATS 2012, c/- Revd Dr David B. McEwan, 40 Woodlands Drive, Thornlands, QLD 4164. It is expected that most presentations will occupy 30 minutes, including question time.

Plenary speaker
We are delighted to announce that the plenary speaker will be Professor John Goldingay, whose contribution in the field of Old Testament theology and biblical commentary is outstanding. John is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he has served since 1997. He is also an associate pastor at St Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, Pasadena. Before coming to Fuller, Dr Goldingay was the Principal of St John's Theological College, Nottingham, England, teaching Old Testament and Hebrew. He is the author of many books and articles, including Old Testament Theology Volume. 1-3 (2003-2009), Walk On (2002), Men Behaving Badly (2000), To the Usual Suspects (1998), Models for the Interpretation of Scripture (1995), and Models for Scripture (1994), as well as commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah, and Psalms. Most recently, he
published Genesis for Everyone (Parts 1 and 2), the first two volumes of the ‘Old Testament for Everyone’ commentary series. He holds membership in the Society of Biblical Literature and serves on the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.

About the Conference
The 2012 ANZATS Conference Committee invites papers on research into the theological interpretation of the Bible, the Church and the World. Without intending to be restrictive, this theme draws particular attention to three focal areas of theological reflection: the Bible itself, the nature and mission of the Church, and the inter-relationship of the Christian faith and society. In this latter category, papers can deal with such subjects as the arts, culture, environment, ethics, justice, and politics. The conference will begin with registration and a lecture on the evening of Sunday 1 July, and conclude after lunch on Wednesday 4 July. The venue will be Emmanuel College in the University of Queensland. Delegates will be asked to make their own accommodation bookings separately from registration. For further information and updates please see the ANZATS website: