Scripture and Doctrine Seminar

  Convener: Lucas Stamps 

Historically doctrine has developed as the church needed to give an account of what it believed and to protect itself from heresy. The Scripture and Doctrine Seminar (SADS) explores the move from Scripture to the formulation of doctrine, and how doctrine and tradition illuminate our reading of the Bible. Insofar as doctrine captures the message of the Bible it also provides an indispensable lens through which to read Scripture and informs our faithful witness to Christ in His world. SADS is part of the Kirby Laing Centre Scripture Collective (KLCSC; This year’s theme is “Scripture and the Incommunicable Attributes of God: An Exploration in the Psalter.” Our aim is to examine the extent to which Scripture does or does not undergird the vision of God expressed in classical Christian theism, with the fertile ground of the Psalter providing the soil for our explorations.

Opening Liturgy and Introduction

Lucas Stamps, Anderson University, Introduction (10 min)

Steven J. Duby, Phoenix Seminary
Divine Aseity in the Psalter: Reading with the Fathers (20 min)

Christoph Schwoebel, University of St. Andrews
"His Greatness No One Can Fathom": Divine Attributes in the Conversations of the Psalter (20 min)

Katherine Sonderegger, Virginia Theological Seminary
The Psalter as Guide to the Mind of Christ (20 min)

Break (20 min)

Walter Moberly, University of Durham, Respondent (10 min)

Susannah Ticciati, King's College London, Respondent (10 min)


Musical Performance and Closing Liturgy