In 2019 the Scripture and the University Seminar initiated a multi-year project to explore the issue of the relationship between Scripture and the University.
While theology used to be considered the ‘queen of the sciences’, and theology was inextricably tied to the explication of Scripture, the role of the study of Scripture and theology in the university is in a very different place today. Given that the university has been traditionally committed to the reality and acquisition and passing on of knowledge and wisdom, and given that Scripture is likewise committed to the twin realities of knowledge and wisdom, the study of the relationship of Scripture and the university is fitting and holds great promise.
This study group will consider both ‘meta’ or foundational issues concerning the relationship of Scripture and the university, as well as more specialized and particular studies which focus on particular academic disciplines and their relationship to the reality and truth of Scripture. The goal of these sessions is to produce thoughtful and insightful essays which meaningfully explore and explicate the relationship between Scripture and the university. For more information, contact Brad Green (email@example.com) or Eric Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the Tyndale House Scripture Collective website (https://academic.tyndalehouse.com/thsc), or the IBR website under the Research Groups tab (https://ibr-bbr.org/).
The 2019 programme was as follows:
Brad Green (Union University), Welcome (10 mins)
Eric Johnson (Houston Baptist University)
Scripture and the University: Vision for the Seminar (20 mins)
Daniel Strange (Oak Hill College)
Scripture and the University: Meta-Madness and the Academic Endeavour (20 mins)
Break (10 mins)
Mary Poplin (Claremont Graduate University)
Scripture and the University: Man is a Tower: Biblical Insights into Justice, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Gender, Left / Right, Equality / Equity (20 mins)
Grant Macaskill (University of Aberdeen)
Scripture and the University: On Identifying the Object of Study (20 mins)
Break (5 mins)
Discussion (45 mins)