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ACU’s Graduate School of Theology to present "Theology in the Christian University" conference

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March 21, 2006

Abilene Christian University's Graduate School of Theology will present a conference March 23-25, "Theology in the Christian University: Prospects for the 21st Century."

This conference is designed to help people rethink the nature of theological education within the Christian university, said Dr. Fred Aquino, assistant professor of Theology. "It will stand out not only for its subject matter, but also for its relevance to contemporary discussion."

Questions to be explored include:

  • What roles do theological disciplines play in the Christian university?
  • How do they intersect with other disciplines and inquiries?

"The answers to these questions have taken several forms in the past century, and numerous challenges complicate the contemporary pursuit of programs that are theologically reflective," Aquino said.

The keynote speakers will be:

  • Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School,
  • Dr. Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary,
  • Dr. William Abraham, Southern Methodist University, and
  • Dr. Darryl Tippens, Pepperdine University.


The schedule follows:
Thursday, March 23
6 p.m. • Dinner, Williams Performing Arts Center
7:30 p.m. • Stanley Hauerwas, Hart Auditorium
Friday, March 24
8 a.m. • Breakfast
8:30 a.m. • Worship, Chapel on the Hill
9 a.m. • William Abraham, Hart Auditorium
10:15 a.m. • Breakout Sessions, Rooms 117, 129, 130
11:45 a.m. • Lunch
1 p.m. • Breakout Sessions, Rooms 117, 129, 130
2:30 p.m. • Ellen Charry, Hart Auditorium
3:45 p.m. • Breakout Sessions, Rooms 117, 129, 130
Saturday, March 25
8 a.m. • Breakfast
8:30 a.m. • Worship, Chapel on the Hill
9 a.m. • Darryl Tippens, Hart Auditorium
10:15 a.m. • Panel Discussion, Hart Auditorium



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