The Future of Global Theology
Is there such a thing as global theology? What does it look like? What is its future?
To address these questions, a symposium will be held in connection with the public launch of The Global Dictionary of Theology. Edited by Fuller faculty members William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, with Simon Chan and Juan Martínez as associate editors, The Global Dictionary of Theology will be released this month by InterVarsity Press.
With the historic shift of Christianity’s center of gravity away from Europe and North America and toward the global south, questions naturally arise: What will theology look like in the coming generations? What is the future of Western-style academic theology?
The Global Dictionary of Theology was conceived to address these issues by proposing that theology is a growing worldwide conversation that connects with historic Christian traditions. This symposium will address the larger question of what future, if any, such global theology might have.
|Event Type: SOT
|Venue: Fuller Theological Seminary, Chang Commons, Room 100
Address: 261 North Madison Ave.
|Event Sponsor: Fuller Theological Seminary
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Daniel Reid, Editor, InterVarsity Press. "Overview and Introduction to Global Dictionary of Theology."
Dr. Ogbu Kalu, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. "An African View of the Future of Global Theology."
Respondent: Dr. Juan Martinez, Fuller Theological Seminary, Associate Editor of Global Dictionary of Theology.
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Working lunch. Bring your own lunch; drinks and light refreshments provided.
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Simon Chan, Trinity Theological College, Singapore, Associate Editor of Global Dictionary of Theology. "An Asian Perspective of GT."
Respondents: William Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fuller Theological Seminary, Editors of Global Dictionary of Theology.
Closing panel discussion.