Christian Ethics and Hope
Westcott House, Cambridge
8-10 September 2017
- Valerie Cooper, Associate Professor of Religion and Society and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School: 'Hoping Against Hope: Hope After Charlottesville'
- David P. Gushee, SCE president and Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University: 'Hope and the Kingdom: Do Christians Still Believe in the Kingdom of God? Should We?'
- Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics, University of Edinburgh: 'Moral Arc of History and the Ambiguity of Hope in the Anthropocene'
- Elizabeth Philips, Tutor in Theology and Ethics, Westcott House, Cambridge University: 'Narrating Catastrophe, Cultivating Hope: Apocalyptic Practices and Theological Virtue'.
- After dinner address: Janet Martin Soskice, Professor of Philosophical Theology, Cambridge University.
Short Paper Presentations
- Mike Mawson, Hope in this Life? Barth and Bonhoeffer on Finitude and Death
- Margaret Adam, Passing Hope: The Long, Slow Decline to Death
- Michael Morelli, Forms of Hope - Paul Virilio and the Aesthetics of Disappearance
- Samuel Tranter, On Hope in Action: Augustinians, Thomists, and Barthians in Conversation
- Andrew Millie, Criminal Justice, Christian ethics and hope
- Louise Prideaux, Hope for Equal Rights: A Neo-Calvinist Argument from the "Fourth Terrain"
- Sarah Stewart-Kroeker, Hope in the Time of Climate Change: Augustine and the Temporal Imagination
- Richard Bourne, Hope Amid Catastrophe: Two Rival Versions of Apocalyptic Political Ontology
- Medi Volpe, Liberation Theology and Intellectual Disability: What Dare We Hope?
- Mike Laffin: Spheres, Mandates, and Estates: Re-thinking Creation and Revelation in Protestant Social Ethics
- Greg Marcar: Hope, love, and theological anthropology: Or, how "love hopes all things" in Soren Kierkegaard's Christian ethics
- David Elliot, Eschatological Hope and the Earthly City: In What Sense Might Christians Be "of" the World?
- Mark Dawson, Fair Trade and the Kingdom of God: living in hope of a fair future
- Helen Dawes, Timeless, placeless, friendless? - The implicit moral anthropology of competitive household energy markets
- Edward Brooks, Augustine's Enchiridion: Why so little hope?
- John Berkman, The Hopeful Hominid: Passionate and Virtuous Social Practices in Niche Construction
- Emilio Di Somma, Faith as "reasonable expecation", Hope as "moral legitimization'
- Neil Arner, Hope for Unity Despite Divisions in the Church and World
- Andrew Errington, Hope and Moral Deliberation
- Stuart Jesson, Anger and Forgiveness; Futility and Hope