Peace and Violence in Scripture and Theology (October 2018 Conference of the Canadian-American Theological Association)

The Canadian-American Theological Association is having their annual Fall theology conference at Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, on October 20, 2018.

The conference, co-sponsored with Wycliffe College, will focus on the theme:


Dr. Gordon K. Oeste will deliver the keynote lecture, Feasting with the Enemy: Redemptive Readings of Biblical War Texts.

Dr. Oeste, the Teaching Pastor at Cedar Creek Community Church in Cambridge, Ontario, is the author of Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, and the Right to Rule: Windows on Abimelech’s Rise and Demise in Judges 9 (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013). He is currently co-authoring a book on warfare in the Bible.

A panoply of papers will be presented from all theological disciplines on subjects related to Peace and Violence in Scripture and Theology, as well as other subjects that engage culture, the church, and various academic fields.

The conference runs from 8:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and twenty-six papers are scheduled for presentation.

You may download the full conference schedule here.

For online registration, please go to:

Our Fall CATA conference promises to be a very full and enriching day that  will offer new ideas and stimulating discussion with scholars,  students, and  laity.

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Co-sponsored by: Wycliffe College and The Canadian-American Theological Association Location: Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto M5S 1H7.

5 thoughts on “Peace and Violence in Scripture and Theology (October 2018 Conference of the Canadian-American Theological Association)

  1. Dr. Middleton,
    Thank you for sharing this. Do you know if the lectures will be recorded and made available? There’s no way I can make it in person but I am very interested in the topic.
    I pray God’s blessings brother,
    Kyle Cabral

  2. I hope that someone is doing a paper on gun violence, even though it isn’t the problem in Canada that it is in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America. Maybe you can give a us a “heads up” or get permission to republish it here, if there is one. Alternatively, given the OT association of blood and violence with sinfulness and God’s judgment, I’d love to hear your own thoughts on the subject one day, especially since it affects your beloved Caribbean so much, too. For myself, I think America’s tolerance of gun violence is sinful, and our love for guns is dangerously close to idolatry.

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