Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sanctification: an Edinburgh dogmatics conference

At the end of this month Rutherford House are organising a theology conference here at New College on the topic of sanctification (i.e. the why, what and how of holiness). Speakers include Oliver O'Donovan, Bruce McCormack, Henri Blocher, Kelly Kapic, Michael Horton, Ivor Davidson, Julie Canlis, Grant MacAskill and Rick Lints. Given the program, in which all but one of the main papers are happening prior to lunch (over three days), I may find it difficult to attend,* though I commend this event to the attention of any theologians or ethicists within the UK.
*This is not a comment on my sleeping habits (not anymore!), but is because I look after our daughter most mornings while Jessica works.


AJ said...

What's the best place to start reading O'Don?

byron smith said...

If you want to dip your toe in the water, then I'd try Common Objects of Love, which is short. If you want to get a handle on the bigger picture, then I'd suggest Resurrection and Moral Order. If you want specifically political theology, then Desire of the Nations.

AJ said...