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2018 Bonhoeffer Conference

Deitrich BonhoefferBonhoeffer and Public Theology

The 14th Australian Bonhoeffer Conference has been scheduled for 7-8 June 2018 in Sydney, Australia.


International Keynote Speakers

Professor Robert Vosloo, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Bonhoeffer, our contemporary?  Bonhoeffer on time, the times, and public life

Professor Juliana Claassens, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Towards a Feminist Public Theology: On Wounds, Scars and Healing in Jeremiah and Beyond

Professor Barry Harvey, Baylor University, USA
A Hard Habit to Break: Re-envisioning Public Theology in a World After Christendom


Speakers & Topics

Rev Dr Joe McGarry:                      
The Church for Others: Bonhoeffer and the Shape of the Church in the World

Karola Radler:                                  
The Bonhoeffer-Leibholz Connection’s Formative Influence on Bonhoeffer’s 1932/33 entry into Public Theology 

Joel Banman:                                    
The Presence of the Word: Ecumenism and the Question of Truth in Relation to Public Theology

Peter van Hooten:                          
Laudato Si, in Conversation with Bonhoeffer’s Catholic Sense of Encounter

Dr Di Rayson:                                        
Women, War, and Rape Culture: Bonhoeffer on Self-Assertion

Dr Petra Brown:
Which public theology?

Prof Jason Lam:             
Why Chinese Intellectuals are keen on reading Bonhoeffer: Bonhoeffer perceived as a Public Theologian in the Chinese Context

    Register for the Conference      
Date: Thursday 7 to Friday 8 June 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm on Day 1; 9:00am-3:30pm on Day 2
Venue:  Mary MacKillop Place
Address:  80 William Street, North Sydney (view venue details)
  • $310 ( + GST)  (includes the two-day symposium, lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day. It also includes a three course networking dinner on Day 1 of the conference)
Catering: Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a networking dinner on Day 1 of the conference.
Cancellation:  Click here to view the Event Cancellation Policy


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Ms Belinda Srour – Events Manager
T: 02 9847 0030 or E: bsrour@bbi.catholic.edu.au


Click on the video below to watch Emeritus Professor Clifford Green speak about the 12th Annual Bonhoeffer Conference which was held 8-9 September 2016, in North Sydney.

“The annual Bonhoeffer conference continues to be an important contributor to ongoing interest in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer as well as providing a focus generally on the importance of theology in grappling with worldly issues, personal and communal. In both respects, Bonhoeffer continues to be our inspiration.”

Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conference Chair


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