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EPS at AAR/SBL: Analyzing Doctrine Book Panel

November 30, 2020
Virtual Meeting via AAR/SBL Registration

4:00 - 5:30 PM (EST)

Analyzing Doctrine Book Panel

Last year marks the ten-year anniversary of the publication of Michael Rea and Oliver Crisp's book, Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology. While, arguably, analytic theology had been done prior to this book, this edited volume gave a name to a particular approach to doing theology. This approach applies the ambitions of analytic philosophers in a style that conforms to the prescriptions that are distinctive of analytic philosophy and engages the literature that is constitutive of the analytic tradition.

Ten years after the publication of Analytic Theology, one of the main architects of analytic theology, Oliver Crisp, has published a new volume, Analyzing Doctrine: Towards a Systematic Theology. This marks a significant contribution to the field because it is the first attempt to construct something close to an entire systematic theology. Although it is not yet a complete systematic theology, Crisp draws upon theological and philosophical literature to establish the elements that will form th foundation of a completed study. As such he focuses on core Christian dogmas like, the doctrine of God, Christology, and soteriology.

The fact that this is the first attempt by an analytic theologian to put together a systematic theology demands a response.

Moderator: Christopher Woznicki, Fuller Theological Seminary) will provide a brief introduction toAnalyzing Doctrine.


  • Ross Inman, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Thomas McCall, Asbury Seminary
  • Gray Sutanto, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Jordan Wessling, Lindsey Wilson College

Respondent: Oliver Crisp, University of St. Andrews

Registration: This session is part of a series of other virtual EPS sessions happening concurrently with the 2020 AAR/SBL conference. All presenters/panelists and attendees must register via the AAR website. Current EPS members can register at the discounted, affiliate rate. Current AAR/SBL members can register here.

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