Past ANZATS Conferences

Past ANZATS Conferences

ANZATS hosts a conference for its members each year. Outlined below are the details of past conferences.

2023 ANZATS Conference

July 3 –  July 5, Online
Theme: Context and Tradition
Keynote Panels:
Bible, Context and Tradition:Robyn Whitaker, Brian Kolia, Naomi Wolfe (facilitated by Christy Capper)
Theology, Context and Tradition: Michael Mawson, Janice McRandal, Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko (facilitated by David Tombs)
Education and Theology: Rosemary Dewerse, Ben van Gelderen, Merryn Ruwoldt (facilitated by Peter Sherlock)

2022 ANZATS Conference

July 3 –  July 6, Alphacrusis College Sydney, Online/Blended Conference
Theme: Future Theologies
Keynote Speakers: Willie James Jennings (Yale University; formerly of Duke and Fuller) and Victoria Lorrimar (Trinity College, Brisbane).

2021 ANZATS Conference

July 5 –  July 7, Online/Blended Conference
Theme: Theological Ethics
Keynote Speakers: Professor Brian Brock (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Megan Best (Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Australia).

2020 ANZATS Conference

In view of the escalating global COVID-19 crisis, ANZATS took the regrettable but necessary step to cancel its 2020 Conference. The ANZATS conference was scheduled to be held in Adelaide in early July in conjunction with the ISBL Conference. The ISBL conference had already been cancelled.

2019 ANZATS Conference

1 July – 3 July 2019, Carey Baptist College, Auckland.
Theme: Missional Theology
Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael Gorman Raymond E. Brown (Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltiomore, Maryland); Professor Kirsteen Kim (Professor of Theology and World Christianity, Fuller Theological Seminary), Professor George Wieland (Director of Mission, Research and Training, Carey Baptist College).

 2018 ANZATS Conference

1 July – 4 July 2018, held at Emmanuel College, St Lucia, QLD,
Theme: Sacrifice
Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew McGowan, Yale Divinity School, and Professor Frank Macchia, Bangor University, Wales.

2017 ANZATS Conference

9 July – 12 July 2017, Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide.
Theme: Kinship and Family
Keynote speakers: Dr Lynn Cohick, Wheaton College, and Dr Stephen Barton, University of Durham.

2016 ANZATS Conference

3 July – 6 July 2016, University of Divinity, Melbourne.
Theme: The Atonement
Keynote speaker: Rev Dr Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in New York

2015 ANZATS Conference:

29 June – 1 July, Sydney College of Divinity.
Theme: A Life Worth Living.
Keynote Speaker: Scott Stephens, Online Editor of Religion and Ethics for the ABC

2014 ANZATS Conference:

29 June -2 July at University of Notre Dame, Perth.
Theme: The Eclipse of God – Theology after Christendom.
Speaker: Professor Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford University

2013 ANZATS Conference:

29 June – 2 July, Laidlaw College, Auckland.
Theme: Christians in Communities –Christians as Communities
Plenary Speakers:
Professor Nancy T. Ammerman, Professor of Sociology at Boston University.
Fr Justin Taylor SM, Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française,  Jerusalem.

2012 ANZATS Conference:

1-4 July at Emmanuel College, University of Queensland.
Theme: The Theological Interpretation of Bible, Church and World.
Plenary speakers:
Professor John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA
Associate Professor Orm Rush, Australian Catholic University
The Revd Dr Peta Sherlock, Anglican Diocese of Bendigo

2011 ANZATS Conference:

3-6 July, Wesley College, University of Sydney.
Theme: Found in Translation: Bible, Worship, Mission
Plenary speakers:
Professor Mark Strauss, Bethel Seminary, USA
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

2010 ANZATS Conference:

July 7-9, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, in conjunction with the MCD Centenary Conference .
Theme: ‘The Future of God’: Eschatology and the global challenges of the future.
Plenary speakers:
Professor Paul Fiddes, Regent College Oxford
Professor John McDowell, Newcastle University NSW

2009 ANZATS Conference:

July 5-9, Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide
Theme: ‘Come, Holy Spirit, renew the face of the earth’: Pneumatology in biblical, theological, historical and church-life perspectives.
Plenary speakers:
Professor Max Turner, London School of Theology – was unable to be present due to illness: Dr Stephen Haar, ALC, edited and presented his papers
The Revd Dr Denis Edwards, Flinders University Adelaide