Dr Ralston will be speaking at the Candler School of Theology Emory University, Atlanta

Dr Joshua Ralston will be speaking at the Unfinished Worlds: Jürgen Moltmann at 90 2 day conference in Atlanta on the 19th and 20th October 2016.

Candler School of Theology at Emory University will host world-renowned theologian Jürgen Moltmann for a two-day conference on Wednesday and Thursday, October 19-20, 2016. Panelists will explore the impact and influence of Moltmann’s work on issues of contemporary theology, the contemporary church, and the contemporary world, with a closing response from Moltmann. 

Day 1 Oct. 19, 2016 10:30 AM - Welcome and Intro to Moltmann – Steffen Lösel

10:45 AM - Jürgen Moltmann: “Unfinished Reformation”

11:45 AM - Q&A

12:00 PM  - Lunch (boxed for participants)

1:00 PM - CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY AT THE CROSSROADS  Joy Ann McDougall: “Theological Imagination and the Poetics of Testimony” Nancy E. Bedford: “Disputed Question: Liberating Augustine” Reggie Williams: “The Problem of the Human in Theological Anthropology: Reading Jürgen Moltmann’s Christology with Intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance” 

2:30 PM - Break

2:45 PM - THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCH AT THE CROSSROADS Raphael G. Warnock: “To Redeem the Soul of the Black Church” Charles Mathewes: “The Future Social Teachings of the Christian Churches”  Joshua Ralston: “Bearing Witness: Reframing Christian-Muslim Debates”  

4:15 - Break

4:30 PM - THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD AT THE CROSSROADS Gerald Liu: "We Still Need the Coming of God"  Hilda P. Koster: “God, Climate and the Challenge of Being Human: The Promise of Moltmann’s Kenotic Theology of Creation for an Age of Climate Change” Reinerio Arce Valentín : “New Religion in the New World: Toward a De-colonial approach in Latin American Theology”

6:00 PM - Adjourn for the day

Day 2 Oct. 20, 2016 8:30 AM  - CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES AT THE CROSSROADS  Rachelle Renee Green: “The Rose It Grew From Concrete: A Practical and Political Theology of Creativity and Incarceration” Jennifer Ayres: “Cultivating the ‘Unquiet Heart’: Ecology, Education, and Christian Faith”   

9:30 AM - Response by Jürgen Moltmann

10:00 AM  - Break

11:05 AM  -Worship – Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

Noon  -Conference Adjourns

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