HEAT 2021: Free Will. Call for papers

Time and place: 27-28 May 2021, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

Theme: The nature and possible existence of human free will is a perennial theological topic. It touches upon doctrines of God, grace and sin. Recently, analytic theologians have invigorated these discussions by injecting them with tools, theories and insights from analytic philosophy, where free will has become a cottage industry. HEAT 2021 invites papers on all topics related to free will in theology. These include (but are not limited to) the conditions of human moral responsibility, its compatibility with various kinds of determinisms, predestination, grace and free will, the nature of God’s freedom, and free will in heaven and hell. The papers should be constructive and argumentative rather than merely historical or descriptive in nature. However, we also value engagement with traditional text as well as modern sciences (including psychology and biology).

Keynote Speakers: Leigh Vicens (Augustana, USA) Kevin Timpe (Calvin College, USA) Jesse Couenhoven (Villanova University, USA)

Submitting your paper: Please send an abstract as a .doc file (no PDFs) with a maximum of 700 words to Dr. Rope Kojonen (rope.kojonen@helsinki.fi) by the 15th of October 2020.

In addition to the abstract, please include your name, title, affiliation and email address in the same document as your abstract. We will let you know whether your abstract has been accepted by the end of October. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any bursaries.

Registration: The workshop is open for all and free of charge. Even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you are most welcome to join the discussion. However, if you plan to attend, please let us know beforehand so that we can take this into account in selecting a suitable venue given social distancing measures. We will post more information about registration in due time.

Covid-19: At this stage, it is impossible to know what will be the situation in May 2021, but we plan to have the meeting physically in Helsinki. If you already know that you cannot attend in person, mention this in your paper. We will also work towards making the seminars available for online viewing. Of course, we will follow the situation closely and keep you informed.

 

 

 

Preliminary schedule for HEAT2020

Venue: Faculty Room 5th floor, Vuorikatu 3, Faculty of Theology

Wednesday Feb 26

18.00 Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College, UK), Salvation, Belief, and Action

19.00 Oliver Crisp (St. Andrews, UK), Regeneration

Thursday Feb 27

9.15 Robert J. Hartman (Stockholm University): Indirect Freedom in Heaven, Perfected Character, and Moral Luck

10.15 break

10.45 James Crocker (PhD, Oxon), Does Hell Glorify God?

11.45 Lunch

13.00 Short papers I

David Worsley (York, UK): Atonement, Union, and the Beatific Vision

Fellipe Do Vale (SMU, USA): ‘Can a Male Savior Save Women?’ The Metaphysics of Gender and Christ’s Ability to Save

Sanna Vuorela (Helsinki), Critical Comparisons: Eleanore Stump’s atonement theory in the light of atonement critiques

1615 Pavel Butakov (Lutheran Theological Seminary, Novosibirsk, Russia), Maximal God Is Still Not Enough

17.15 Tour at the University Libraries

18.00 Dinner for the speakers

 

Friday Feb 28

9.15 Joanna Leidenhag (St. Andrews, UK), Resurrecting Panpsychism

10.15 break

10.45 Jonathan Hill (Exeter, UK): Love, knowledge, and theosis

11.45 Lunch

13.30 Jonathan Rutledge (St. Andrews, UK), Unilateral & Bilateral Forgiveness.
Distinguishing the Definition & Virtuous Distribution of Forgiveness

14.30 break

14.45 Short papers II

Alejandro Perez (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium): The Non-Cartesian Substance Dualism Revisited

Lari Launonen (Helsinki): The problem of sanctification

Daniel Spencer (St. Andrews. UK): Participation and Deification: An Evolutionary Vision of Salvation

16.15 The end of the workshop

17.00 Dinner for the speakers

 

Call for Papers HEAT2020

HEAT2020: Salvations

 

Keynote speakers

 

Oliver Crisp, St. Andrews

Kate Kirkpatrick, King’s College London

 

In addition to the keynotes, the workshop will have approximately six slots for substantial papers and one or two sessions for shorter student papers. The papers should include discussion concerning any topic related to the locus of salvation such as theories of atonement, immortality, eschatology and afterlife or any other topic suitably connected with the main theme. Papers should be constructive and argumentative rather than merely historical or descriptive in nature, but grounding in traditional texts and discussions is desired. Ideally, the papers should have a clear argument that is being defended with the tools of analytic tradition in theology.

 

Please send an abstract as a .doc file (no PDFs) with a maximum of 700 words to Dr. Rope Kojonen (rope.kojonen@helsinki.fi) by the end of August 2019.

 

In addition to the abstract, please include your name, affiliation and email address in the same document as your abstract. We will let you know whether your abstract has been accepted by 15th of September 2019. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any bursaries.

 

Registration

The workshop is open for all and free of charge. Even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you are most welcome to join the discussion.

Accommodation

Hotel Arthur offers convenient accommodation next to the university. You are advised to book your room yourself (myyntipalvelu@hotelarthur.fi). By mentioning that you are part of the workshop (HEAT2020), you will be offered a discounted price.

HEAT 2020 is supported by the Centre of Excellence for Reason and Religious Recognition of the Academy of Finland.

For more information:
Olli-Pekka Vainio
Olli-pekka.vainio@helsinki.fi

Final schedule

 

 

Venue: Faculty Room 5th floor, Vuorikatu 3, Faculty of Theology

Wednesday Feb 20

1800 Yujin Nagasawa (Birmingham, UK): Maximal God and the Ontological Argument

1900 Ryan Mullins (St. Andrews, UK): What is Classical Theism?

 

Thursday Feb 21

9.15 Session 1: Tim Pawl (St. Thomas, USA): A Doctrine of Divine Simplicity

10.15 break

10.45 Session 2 Siiri Toiviainen (Helsinki), Remarks on Gregory of Nyssa and spiritual senses

11.45 Lunch

13.00 Session 3, short papers I

Philipp Kremers (Oxford, UK): The Objection of ›Horrendous Deeds‹ – A Problem for the Metaethics of Classical Theism?

 Derek King (St. Andrews, UK): Image of the Invisible God: Divine Hiddenness in Classical Theism

Rope Kojonen (Helsinki), Classical Theism and the Argument from Design

15.00 break: Tour at University Libraries and the Cathedral

17.00 Dinner for the speakers

 

Friday Feb 22

9.15 Session 4: Max Baker-Hytch (Oxford, UK), God, evil, and organic wholes

10.15 break

10.45 Session 5, Safaruk Z. Chowdhury (King Fahad Academy, UK):  “God was, and Nothing was with Him”: Exploring the Relation between God and Abstract Objects in Islamic Philosophical Theology

11.45 Lunch

13.30 Session 6, Aku Visala (Helsinki), Free Will and Classical Theism

14.30 break

14.45 Session 7, short papers II

Ben Page (Durham, UK): Dispositional Goodness

Sanna Urvas (Helsinki): The role of process theology in Amos Yong’s metaphysical ideas

Mitchell Mallary (St. Andrews. UK): Classical Theism and the Historical Jesus

16.15 The end of the workshop

17.00 Dinner for the speakers

 

Call for Papers HEAT2019

Investigating Classical Theism
Helsinki Analytic Theology Workshop 2019, 20-22 February

Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki
Faculty Room, Vuorikatu 3

Keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof. Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham)

Call for Papers

In addition to the keynote, the workshop will have approximately six one hour slots for substantial papers that address the topic of classical theism. The papers may include arguments for or against classical theism, examinations of the relation between classical theism and other Christian doctrines and any other approaches that are suitably connected with the main theme.

Please send abstracts as a doc-file of a maximum of 700 words to Dr. Rope Kojonen (rope.kojonen@helsinki.fi) by the end of August 2018. The organising committee will make their decisions within two weeks. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer bursaries to presenters.  The final manuscripts should be sent to Dr. Kojonen by the end of January 2019.

Registration

The workshop is open for all and free of charge. Even if your paper is not selected, you are most welcome to join the discussion.

Those planning to attend the workshop should inform Dr. Kojonen by the end of January 2019.

Accommodation

Hotel Arthur offers convenient accommodation next to the university. You are advised to book your room yourself (myyntipalvelu@hotelarthur.fi). By mentioning that you are part of the workshop (HEAT2019), you will be offered a discounted price.

HEAT 2019 is supported by the Centre of Excellence for Reason and Religious Recognition of the Academy of Finland.

For more information:
Olli-Pekka Vainio
Olli-pekka.vainio@helsinki.fi