The UChicago Theology Workshop

The Theology Workshop is pleased to announce that Romain Dufetre will be giving a short lecture and leading a discussion on the historical criticisms and current prospects of Anselm’s ontological argument on Monday, 5/16 at noon. Place TBA.

A light lunch will be served.

All are welcome.

At long last, the audio recording of the conference “Love and Justice in the Christian Tradition” (featuring Professor Nicholas Wolterstorff and Professor Oliver O’Donovan and co-sponsored by the Theology Workshop and the Ethics Club) is available. We apologize to those of you who have been waiting some time for this, but technical difficulties thwarted the immediate posting of this recording. Having said that, the Theology Workshop would like to thank Bryce Rich, without whose help and generous offer to host the recording on his own website we would still be unable to digitally bring this stimulating encounter between two important scholars to you.


On Monday April 25, at noon in S201, the Theology Workshop will gather to discuss a chapter of Karl Hefty’s dissertation entitled:

“Philosophy and God (or the Idea of God): A Subversion of the Ontological Argument”

Josh Connor will respond.

The paper should be read before coming to workshop.

Lunch will be provided.

On Thursday April 14, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Theology Workshop will co-host a conference with the Ethics Club entitled “Justice and Love in the Christian Tradition.”

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology Emeritus from Yale University and Oliver O’Donovan, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, will be delivering papers and dialoging on the themes of love and justice.

Professor Wolterstorff will present from 3:00-4:30; Professor O’Donovan will present from 4:30-6:00.

The event will be hosted in the Third Floor Lecture Hall of the Divinity School.

The event is free and open to the public

On Tuesday April 5, the Theology Workshop will welcome Professor Willemien Otten to discuss her recent essay:

Creation and Epiphanic Incarnation. Reflections on the Future of Natural Theology from an Eriugenian-Emersonian Perspective

Josh Daniel  will respond.

If you would like a copy of this essay, please email Tim Hiller at or Jeff Fowler at

The workshop will meet at 4:30 in S201.

On Tuesday March 29, Kevin Vanhoozer from Wheaton College will discuss a chapter from his recent book Remythologizing Theology, entitled:

“Impassible Compassion? From Divine Pathos to Divine Patience”

The paper should be read before coming to the Workshop.

David Newhesier will respond.

The workshop will meet at 4:30 in S201.

On Friday March 18, the Theology Workshop will gather in S400  at 12:00 to discuss Prof. Marius Timmann Mjaaland’s article:

“Immorality: Luther on Futility, Pride, and Deception”

Lunch will also be served.

On Tuesday March 8, the Theology Workshop will gather in S200  at 4:30 to discuss a draft of chapter of Ryan Coyne’s upcoming manuscript entitled:

“The End of Care: Carelessness and Temporality in the Late Heidegger”

Daniel Schultz will respond.

On Tuesday, January 25, the Theology Workshop will gather in S400  at 4:30 to discuss a chapter of Antonia Daymond’s dissertation entitled:

“Moses!: Maleness and Masculinity in Black Liberation Hermeneutics”

Jeff Fowler will respond.

On Tuesday, January 25, the Theology Workshop will gather in S400  at 4:30 to discuss a chapter of Vince Evener’s dissertation entitled:

“The Eye that Offends Us': Suffering and the Transformation of Perception in Martin Luther’s Break with the Roman Church”

Evan Kuehn will respond.

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