Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference 2023

Michael Allen

Prof. Michael Allen

Michael Allen is the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

He has written and edited many books, most recently writing The Fear of the Lord: Essays in Theological Method and The Knowledge of God: Essays on God, Christ, and Church (both published by T & T Clark) and editing The New Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine.

He serves as a general editor for the New Studies in Dogmatics series by Zondervan Academic and for the T & T Clark International Theological Commentary series. He ministers as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as theologian-in-residence at New City Orlando.

Mark Cartledge

Rev. Prof. Mark Cartledge

Professor Cartledge is a Church of England minister with extensive experience in ministry over many years.

He has taught in seminaries in Nigeria and the USA, as well as St John’s College, Durham. He has also worked in departments of Theology and Religion at the Universities of Wales (Lampeter, now called Trinity Saint David) and Birmingham.

He is a practical theologian who has specialised in the study of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. His most recent book is entitled: The Holy Spirit and Public Life: Empowering Ecclesial Praxis (Minneapolis, MN: Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, 2022).

Mark Elliott

Prof. Mark Elliot

Mark W Elliott was schooled in Glasgow. For university he went to read Law at Oxford, then he studied Divinity at Aberdeen and gained his PhD in Patristics at Cambridge University.

He then taught at the universities of Nottingham, Liverpool Hope, St Andrews and Glasgow and is now Professor of Biblical and Historical Theology at the University of the Highlands and Islands (Highland Theological College) as well as Professorial Fellow at Wycliffe College, Toronto.

His recent projects include History of Scottish Theology (co-edited with David Fergusson, published by Oxford University Press, 2019) and Providence: Biblical and Theological with Baker (2020). He is editor of the Mohr Siebeck Series, History of Biblical Exegesis.

Greg Liston

Dr. Greg Liston

Greg Liston is a Senior Lecturer in systematic theology at Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests focus on the role of the Spirit in the life of the church, and exploring how the interaction between science and theology raises fundamental questions about reality and the nature of time.

In addition to numerous journal articles, he is the author of The Anointed Church (with Fortress Press) and Kingdom Come (with T&T Clark).

Before taking up his current role, Greg’s journey has included PhDs in both systematic theology and quantum physics, being the senior pastor of a local Auckland suburban Baptist church, and strategic management consulting.

Greg is married to Diane and has two children, Emily and James.

John McClean

Dr. John McClean

John McClean is Vice-Principal and Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Christ College, the theological college of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in Sydney. He is co-chair of the Theology Commission of World Reformed Fellowship.

His doctoral work was on the thought of Wolfhart Pannenberg and he has since published From the Future, an introduction to Pannenberg’s thought. He has research interests in a range of topics in theology and theological ethics.

Paul Nimmo

Prof. Paul Nimmo

Paul Nimmo holds the King’s (1620) Chair of Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen, having previously held positions at Cambridge and Edinburgh.

His monograph, Being in Action: The Theological Shape of Barth’s Ethical Vision, was awarded a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and he has since published Barth: A Guide for the Perplexed, and co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology and the Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth.

He is the Senior Editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and English-language Editor of the Karl Barth Translation Project.

An ordained elder in the Church of Scotland, he is currently Vice-Convenor of its Theological Forum and a member of the CPCE delegation for ecumenical dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church.

Ephraim Radner

Prof. Ephraim Radner

Ephraim Radner (Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, a seminary of the Anglican tradition at the University of Toronto.

He is the author and editor of several books on the theology of the church, biblical interpretation, and the Holy Spirit, most recently, A Profound Ignorance: Modern Pneumatology; and earlier, The End of the Church, Leviticus, A Brutal Unity, Time and Word, and A Time to Keep, a work on human mortality. A volume on Christian politics, Mortal Goods, will appear in 2024.

He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook on Jewish Christianity and Messianic Judaism.

A former church worker in Burundi and an Anglican priest, he has served parishes in various parts of the United States and has been active in the affairs of the global Anglican Communion.

He is married to the Rev. Annette Brownlee, Wycliffe College’s Chaplain, and they have two children.

Cornelius Van der Kooi

Prof. Cornelius Van der Kooi

Prof. Dr. Cornelis van der Kooi (1952) is emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

He published (together with G. van den Brink) a new handbook Christian Dogmatics ( Eerdmans 2017), originally in Dutch (2012) and widely acclaimed. In 2014 he delivered the Warfield Lectures in Princeton, now published as This Incredibly Benevolent Force. The Holy Spirit in Reformed Theology and Spirituality (Eerdmans 2018).

Other major publications are As in a Mirror. John Calvin and Karl Barth on Knowing God. A Diptych (2002, ET 2005). He was the editor of the critical edition of Barth’s second commentary the letter to the Romans (2010).

He functions as a theological linking pin between the reformed tradition and evangelical/charismatic renewal movements and is one of the founders of the Herman Bavinck Center for Reformed and Evangelical Theology at the VU (HBCRET).

Together with his wife Margriet van der Kooi, he published Good Tools are Half the Job. The Importance of Theology in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, (Eugene OR: Wipf & Stock, 2021).

In 2018 he was appointed at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on the relation between theology and economics.