From the 66th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, held Wednesday through Friday, November 19-21, 2014 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The Program Theme: "Ecclesiology."
Gregg R. Allison, Professor of Christian Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Gregg Allison is in his eleventh year of teaching systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), where he serves as Professor of Christian Theology. Previous to this, he taught systematic theology and church history at Western Seminary (Portland, OR). Allison served for eighteen years on the staff of Campus Crusade, where he worked in campus ministry at the University of Notre Dame, as well as serving as a missionary to Italy and Switzerland. He also co-pastored a church in Lugano, Switzerland, and is currently an elder at Sojourn Community Church and a theological strategist for Sojourn Network.
Allison is the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Theology (Zondervan, 2011); Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church (Crossway, 2012); the recently released Roman Catholic Theology: An Evangelical Assessment (Crossway, 2014); and other books and articles.
Joseph H. Hellerman , Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Dr. Hellerman has taught at Talbot for more than a decade and ministered in the church most of his adult life. Joe's seminary training (at Talbot) focused on Old Testament studies, while his doctoral research at UCLA dealt with the social history of the early Christians. Joe has authored three academic monographs: The Ancient Church as Family (Fortress Press, 2001), Reconstructing Honor in Roman Philippi (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and Jesus and the People of God: Reconfiguring Ethnic Identity (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007). He has also written two books about Christian community for pastors and other church leaders: When The Church Was A Family (B & H Press, 2009) and Embracing Shared Leadership (Kregel, 2013). Joe presently serves as Co-Pastor at Oceanside Christian Fellowship in El Segundo.
Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology, Founding Director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School
Professor Volf is the founding director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His books include Allah: A Christian Response (2011); A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011); Captive to the Word of God (2010); Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), which was the Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award and named by Christianity Today as one of one hundred most influential religious books of the twentieth century; and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award. Professor Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues, and was a member of a Global Agenda Councils of WEF. A native of Croatia, he lectures in Europe, Asia, and across North America. Professor Volf is a fellow of Berkeley College. B.A. Evandjeoski teološki fakultet, Zagreb; M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena; Dr.Theol., Dr.Theol.Habil. University of Tübingen. (Episcopal)
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