Conference: Prague - 2022

August 26, 2022 – August 30, 2022

Hope for the World: Eschatology as a Source of Life for the Mission of the Church 26 – 30 August 2022

The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (FEET) warmly invites you to the next biennial conference which will take place in Prague.

We will gather in the Olšanka Hotel near the centre of Prague, the same venue where the 2018 FEET Conference took place. Especially in this time of the Covid-19 crisis and its effects on our lives, on economy and on society, people are looking for hope. Theology and the church are challenged to reflect and formulate a biblical hope for our days. This conference will give biblical orientation on eschatology and on the mission of the church on the basis of the hope contained in the Gospel.

Well-known and highly qualified theologians from different European countries will present five main papers and six workshops presented twice.

In addition there will be workshops on aspects of the conference theme, meetings of discipline groups, Bible readings, a meeting for doctoral students and on Sunday after worship a tour of Prague. We encourage the giving of papers in the discipline groups of Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Church History, Practical Theology, Ethics, Apologetics and Missiology. If you would like to participate in this way, please contact Dr Klaus Bensel (secretary@feet-europe.org) with the title of your proposed paper and a short abstract. Further information will the given on www.feeteurope.org.

A theological conference in partnership with SET and EEA.

Conference timetable

Friday, 26 August 2022

16:00 - 18:00 Arrival and registration

18:00 Evening meal

19:00 - 19:15 Introduction and address by the chairman of FEET

             Prof. Dr Gert Kwakkel (Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Netherlands; Faculté Jean Calvin, Aix-en-Provence/France)

             Message of greeting on behalf of the Fellowship of Evangelical Theologians in the Czech Republic (Dr Pavel Cerny) and on behalf of the European Evangelical Alliance (Dr Frank Hinkelmann)

19:15 - 21:15 Main paper 1: “Biblical essentials: Hope for the people of God and for the world according to the Old and the New Testaments”

                      Prof. Dr Julius Steinberg (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach, Dietzhölztal/Germany)

                      Response paper: Dr Viacheslav Gerasimciuk (Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa/Ukr.)

                      Discussion

                      Evening blessing

Saturday, 27 August 2022

7:30 - 7:50 Morning prayers

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 - 9:30 Bible Reading: “Reflections on Hope from the Book of Habakkuk”. Dr Myrto Theocharous (Greek Bible College, Athens/Greece)

9:45 - 11:45 Main paper 2: “Apologetics and mission: Characteristics of the hope cherished by people in secular Europe and how to deal with them in evangelism and apologetics”

1st paper: Dr Yannick Imbert (Faculté Jean Calvin, Aix-en-Provence/France)

Coffee break

2nd paper: Dr Fedir Stryzhachuk (Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa/Ukraine)

and discussion

11:50 - 12:25 National/Regional groups

    Western European group (UK, Ireland, BENELUX, France)

    German speaking group

    Scandinavian group

    Baltic group

    Eastern European group (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova)

    Central European group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary)

    Southern European group (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece)

    Balkan/Romanian/Bulgarian group

    Caucasus group                             

12:30 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Meeting for doctoral students chaired by Dr Hetty Lalleman (Spurgeon’s College, London/England)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 - 18:00 Main paper 3: “The hope of the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting and its meaning for christian life and witness today”

                 Prof. Dr Christian Stettler (Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel, Switzerland)

                 Response paper: Dr Alexander Geychenko (Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa/Ukraine)

                 Discussion

18:30 Evening meal

19:30 - 21:30 Workshops

                    (1)        How the church may bring hope to nations in war (conflict)
                                            Taras N. Dyatlik (Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Overseas Council International, INC, Rivne/Ukraine)
                    (2)        The restoration of the Communion of the Saints (seeing the brokenness of the church everywhere)                                      Prof. Dr Jelle Creemers (Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven/Belgium)                     
                    (3)        What are the influences of the Orthodox concept of Salvation on theology of the Evangelical churches in Eurasia?
                                            Dr Constantine Prokhorov (Central Baptist Church, Omsk/Russia)
                    (4)        How to preach God’s judgement in the time of postmodernity and pluralism?

                                            Prof. Pavel Hošek (Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague/Czech Republic)

                    (5)        The Book of Revelation 

                                            Dr Külli Töniste (Estonian Methodist Seminary, Tallinn/Estonia)

                    (6)        Hope in post-Covid ethics 

                                           Dr Leonardo De Chirico (Rome and Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione,Padova/Italy)

Sunday, 28 August 2022

8:00 Breakfast

        Sunday Service in a Church in Prague

        Lunch

        A guided tour in groups

        Return at about 18:00

18:30 Evening meal

19:30 - 21:15 Discipline groups

        Old Testament (chaired by Knut Kåre Kirkholm, Fjellhaug Internasjonale Høgskole, Oslo/Norway)

        New Testament (chaired by Dr Klaus Bensel, Schwelm/Germany)

        Systematic Theology and Church History (chaired by Dr Tatiana Kopaleishvili, Batumi/Georgia and Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven/Belgium)

        Practical Theology (chaired by Dr Pavel Cerny, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Prague/CZ)

        Ethics/Apologetics (chaired by Leonardo De Chirico, Rome and Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione, Padova/Italy)

Monday, 29 August 2022

7:30 - 7:50 Morning prayers

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 - 9:30 Bible Reading: Dr Stephen Dray (Billericay/England)

9:45 - 11:45 Main paper 4: “The hope of Christ’s coming to judge the world and its meaning for preaching the gospel”

                                Dr Jiří Bukovský (Evangelical Theological Seminary, Prague/Czech Republic)

        Coffee break

                    Response paper: Dr Alexander Stavnichuk (Theologisches Seminar Adelshofen, Eppingen/Germany)

                    Discussion

11:50 - 12:25 National/Regional groups

  Western European, German speaking, Scandinavia, Baltic, Eastern European, Central European, Southern European group, Balkan/Romanian/Bulgarian, Caucasus                

12:30 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Workshops

                    (1)        How the church may bring hope to the nations in war (conflict)
                                            Taras N. Dyatlik (Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Overseas Council International, INC, Rivne/Ukraine)
                    (2)        The restoration of the Communion of the Saints (seeing the brokenness of the church everywhere)                                      Prof. Dr Jelle Creemers (Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven/Belgium)                     
                    (3)        What are the influences of the Orthodox concept of Salvation on theology of the Evangelical churches in Eurasia?
                                            Dr Constantine Prokhorov (Central Baptist Church, Omsk/Russia)
                    (4)        How to preach God’s judgement in the time of postmodernity and pluralism?

                                            Prof. Pavel Hošek (Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague/Czech Republic)

                    (5)        The Book of Revelation 

                                            Dr Külli Töniste (Estonian Methodist Seminary, Tallinn, Estonia)

                    (6)        Hope in post-Covid ethics 

                                           Dr Leonardo De Chirico (Rome and IFED Padova/Italy)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 - 18:00 Discipline groups

        Old Testament (chaired by Knut Kåre Kirkholm)

        New Testament (chaired by Dr Klaus Bensel)

        Systematic Theology and Church History (chaired by Dr Tatiana Kopaleishvili)

        Practical Theology (chaired by Dr Pavel Cerny)

        Ethics/Apologetics (chaired by Leonardo De Chirico)

18:30 Evening meal

19:30 - 21:00 Business meeting of FEET

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

7:30 - 7:50 Morning prayers

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 - 9:30 Bible Reading: Dr Külli Töniste (Estonian Methodist Seminary, Tallinn/Estonia)

9:45 - 11:30 Main paper 5: “The hope of the arrival of the Kingdom of God and its practical implications for politics and the pursuit of social justice.”

                                Dr Alexander Geychenko (Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa/Ukraine)

        Coffee break

                                Response paper: Dr Myrto Theocharous (Greek Bible College, Athens/Greece)

                                Discussion

11:30 - 12:15 Panel discussion

        Concluding word by Prof. Gert Kwakkel (TU Kampen/NL; FJC Aix-en-Provence, France)

12:30 Lunch

                    Departure

Conference location:

Hotel Olšanka

1000 Taboritska Street

Prague 3, 13000

Czech Republic

Phone: +420 267 092 202

Fax: +420 222 713 315

http://www.hotelolsanka.cz/en

Travel directions to the conference location by car or by train can be obtained at

http://www.hotelolsanka.cz/en/hotel/location/

The journey from the Václav Havel Airport Prague with Bus 119 and Metro A to “Flora” metro station takes 40 minutes. Timetables for public transport: http://www.dpp.cz/en

Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians

The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians is a network of theological scholars that seeks to combine the highest academic standards with a commitment to the authority of Scripture and to orthodox, biblical theology.

FEET seeks to encourage individual scholars and institutions that see biblical and theological scholarship as their calling. The primary activity of FEET is to organise a biennial international conference on a specific theological theme of contemporary significance.

The work of FEET has led to the establishment of several national organisations such as the Association Francophone Européenne de Théologiens Evangéliques in France, the Arbeitskreis für evangelikale Theologie in Germany, the Arbeitskreis für biblisch-erneuerte Theologie in Switzerland, and the Fellowship of Evangelical Theologians in the Czech Republic.

FEET is closely associated with the European Journal of Theology, a scholarly and professional journal carrying articles in English, French and German

Executive Committee: Dr Klaus Bensel , Dr Pavel Cerny, Dr Leonardo De Chirico, Dr Stephen Dray, Dipl.-Kaufmann Gert Frieder Hain, Lecturer Knut Kåre Kirkholm, Dr Tatiana Kopaleishvili, Prof. Dr Gert Kwakkel, Dr Hetty Lalleman, Dr Pieter Lalleman, Dr Roman Soloviy.

Our Partners

Sdružení evangelikálních teologů www.evangelikalni-teologie.cz

Fellowship of Evangelical Theologians in the Czech Republic (SET).

SET is a civic association registered by the Ministry of the Interior in the Czech Republic. The aim of the association is to promote the development of evangelical theology with its emphasis on the authority of the Bible as the Word of God and the central position of Christ’s Gospel as a promising message to the world. SET was founded in 1998 at the initiative of teachers of the Evangelical Theological Seminary Prague. It publishes Theologia vitae (ThV), organizes theological forums, and members collaborate in working groups.

European Evangelical Alliance www.europeanea.org

The EEA exists to foster unity and evangelical identity and provide a voice and platform to evangelical Christians. It brings together both the national Evangelical Alliances of Europe and a large number of pan-European mission agencies. It has existed as a regional group since the 1950s, but traces its roots to the 1846 conference at which the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) was established.

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