SADS focuses on the intersection of Scripture and Doctrine. Historically doctrine has developed as the church needed to give an account of what it believed and to protect itself from heresy. SADS explores the move from Scripture to the formulation of doctrine, and how doctrine and tradition illuminate our reading of the Bible. Insofar as doctrine captures the message of the Bible it also provides an indispensable lens through which to read Scripture and informs our faithful witness to Christ in His world.
In 2016 and 2017 SADS focused on Divine action in Hebrews, particularly in relation to the ongoing priesthood of Jesus. In 2018 the seminar launched a two-year theme addressing the relationship between Scripture and Doctrine via reflections on theological anthropology. In an effort to avoid discussing the Scripture-Doctrine relationship in the abstract, this two-year focus on theological anthropology served both to illustrate the relationship between Scripture and Doctrine, and offer constructive and contemporary proposals for theological anthropology. The format included invited paper presentations followed by respondents and Q & A.
Kevin Vanhoozer (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), Scott Hahn (Franciscan University, Steubenville), Craig Bartholomew (KLC), Luke Stamps (Anderson University; chair), Steve Harris (Redeemer University College), Geoffrey Fulkerson (Henry Center), and Benjamin Quinn (SEBTS).
This year’s theme is “Scripture and the Incommunicable Attributes of God: An Exploration in the Psalter.” Our aim is to examine the extent to which Scripture does or does not undergird the vision of God expressed in classical Christian theism, with the fertile ground of the Psalter providing the soil for our explorations.
2021 SEMINAR EVENT PROGRAMME
Opening Liturgy and Introduction
Lucas Stamps, Anderson University, Introduction (10 min)
Steven J. Duby, Phoenix Seminary
Divine Aseity in the Psalter: Reading with the Fathers (20 min)
Christoph Schwoebel, University of St. Andrews
“His Greatness No One Can Fathom”: Divine Attributes in the Conversations of the Psalter (20 min)
Katherine Sonderegger, Virginia Theological Seminary
The Psalter as Guide to the Mind of Christ (20 min)
Break (20 min)
Walter Moberly, University of Durham, Respondent (10 min)
Susannah Ticciati, King’s College London, Respondent (10 min)
Musical Performance and Closing Liturgy