European Theology Teachers’ Conference 2021

The European Theology Teachers’ Conference will be held 24-28 March 2021 in Pécel, Hungary. Newbold College of Higher Education will be responsible for the academic side of the the conference. They have produced the following call for papers:

Challenges of the Post-Corona World: Responding to Ethical, Sociological, Ecological and Digital Issues

The global Corona pandemic has impacted daily life of people world-wide. Borders have closed, cities have shut down, economies have stalled, millions have lost their jobs and thousands have died. The 2021 European Theology Teachers Conference asks for reflective contributions on responding to the challenges of COVID-19 and on the changes that the pandemic has brought about. Submissions may be in any discipline of EASTRS, including biblical studies, pastoral studies and practical theology, historical theology and church history, systematics and biblical theology, ethics, and sociology of religion.

The challenges and responses to the pandemic are immeasurable. We are open to any topic that falls within the fields of the theology and religious studies and welcome all perspectives on these topics. We are specifically interested in the following topics, but these are not an exhaustive list:

Ethical issues

What ethical issues has Corona caused or highlighted?
Topics could include: Life-and-death decisions, access to health or pastoral care, inequality, altruism and egotism, and the problem of evil.

Sociological issues

How has Corona affected society and which sociological issues were exacerbated by the pandemic?
Topics could include: Class issues, privilege and the lack thereof, access to health care and education, homelessness, (social) justice, political responses and policies, secular and religious leadership and responsibilities, freedom, social distancing, anxiety and psychology.

Ecological issues

What ecological possibilities and challenges has Corona brought forward?
Topics could include: Environmental impact, reclaiming nature, reduced pollution, stewardship, personal and public health.

Digital issues

How has the necessity of (only) digital communication impacted religious experience and thought?
Topics could include: Digital ecclesiology, online churches, digital liturgy, digital community, government use of technology, and disability.

We welcome 300-word abstracts. These can be sent to Tom de Bruin.

Old Testament Job in Italy

The school of Theology at the Italian Adventist University “Villa Aurora”, (Florence, Italy) needs to recruit a full-time Old Testament teacher.

The candidate must have a doctorate in Theology, Old Testament (or related) speciality or equivalent. They will teach both Bachelor and Master level and will be responsible for the following courses: Biblical Hebrew, Exegesis OT, Pentateuch, Prophets, Hagiographers, Theology of OT and other related courses.

There are various teaching responsibilities for this position: teaching in class and at a distance, active participation in school’s life, tutoring, spiritual support, decentralized training, ecclesiastical contribution, attendance to various committees and councils, etc.  An integral part of the position is the research; in fact, the candidate is expected to be engaged in scientific contributions and publications.

The required language is Italian but fluency in English is desirable. Ideally, the candidate could start on 1st September 2020.

Applications must be sent to t.rimoldi@villaaurora.it until December 13, 2019, with the attached documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of diplomas
  • Copy of identity document

Two Job openings at Collonges Theological Seminary

The Faculté adventiste de théologie of Collonges is seeking applicants for two full time positions.

Full time faculty position in Old Testament Studies
Deadline September 30, 2019.

Full time faculty position in Systematic Theology
Deadline October 15, 2019.

For more information, please see the attached documents (PDF).