All paper proposals should be submitted to [email protected] The submission deadline is Monday January 29, 2017.
Prayer, Love, and Human Nature: Analytic Theology for Theological Formation is a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. We are a team of theologians working on deepening and thickening out Analytic Theology, as well as applying it to the practice of Christian churches.
How might theology help in the life of the churches? What difference does theology make, and how might the method used in theology help or hinder church life? The project hypothesizes that Analytic Theology (AT) provides a rigorous intellectual framework for the training and formation of church leaders. Our team will approach this in two ways. First, by “thickening up” AT theologically, providing examples of work that showcases the virtues of AT in written outputs and publications on the three Big Questions of the grant. These are prayer, divine love, and theological anthropology in conversation with the sciences. Second, we will bring together theologians and scholars with pastors and church leaders to explore the ways in which theology, and AT specifically, may be of service to the life of the church. Amongst other things the grant will host weekly research seminars with visiting speakers, and colloquia each summer bringing together pastors and scholars to talk about the impact of theology in the church in pursuit of these two goals.