Session # 1 Romans through History and Cultures

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM



Theme:  Schleiermacher, Schweitzer, Barth

Khiok-Khng Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding 


Kurt Richardson, McMaster University

Schleiermacher and Romans


Dr. Carsten Claussen, University of Munich

Albert Schweitzer's understanding of righteousness by faith according to Paul's letter to the Romans


Ekkehard Stegemann, Theologische Fakultät der Universität Basel

Romans 9-11 in Karl Barth's Doctrine of Election


Angela Standhartinger, University of Marburg, Respondent 


Terence Donaldson, Wycliffe College, Respondent  


Cristina Grenholm, Karlstad University, Respondent  


Session # 2:   Romans through History and Cultures

Joint session with The Bible in Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions 


1:00 PM to 3:30 PM



Theme:  Greek Fathers' Readings of Romans

Vahan Hovahnessian, Presiding (5 min)


Vasile Mihoc, Theological School Sibiu

St. Paul and the Jews in John Chrystostom's Commentary on Romans 9-11


Bruce Lowe, Macquarie University-Sydney

What Does Proecho Really Echo in Romans 3.9? (Re-evaluating Arethas & Photius' 9th-10th Century Greek Interpretations)


Stelian Tofana, Babes Bolayi University

The Interdependency between Destiny and of Humankind and Creation According to Rom. 8:18-23: An Orthodox-Patristic Perspective


Daniel Patte, Vanderbilt University, Respondent  


Tom O'Loughlin, University of Wales Lampeter, Respondent  


Khiok-Khng Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Respondent 


Session # 3:   Romans through History and Cultures

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM



Theme:  Focal Points in Readings of Romans: Eschatology, Apocalyptic, Messianism

Cristina Grenholm, Karlstad University, Presiding 


Alf Christophersen, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet

Erik Peterson's concept of eschatology


William S. Campbell, University of Wales Lampeter

Kaesemann on Romans: The End of an Era or the Way to the Future ?


Douglas Harink, The King's University College, Edmonton, Canada

The Time of the Gospel and the History of the World:

‘Messianic Time’ and Readings of Romans by Giorgio Agamben, Karl Barth, and N. T. Wright. 


Hans-Ulrich Weidemann, University of Tubingen, Respondent


Ian Rock, Codrington College, Respondent


Kathy Ehrensperger, University of Wales Lampeter, Respondent