The Society of Christian Philosophers session at this year's American Academy of Religion Annual Conference will take place from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Chicago on Saturday, November 17th 2012 (please note that this is a slight time-change from the AAR Program Book, ending 30 minutes sooner). The current location is McCormick Place South, Room 101B. The session is a panel discussion of David Brown's Divine Humanity: Kenosis and the Construction of a Christian Identity (Baylor University Press, 2011).
Chair: Andrew Chignell (Cornell University)
Panelists: C. Stephen Evans (Baylor University) and Kathryn Tanner (Yale University)
Responding: David Brown (University of St. Andrews)
Description: Although published almost thirty years ago, David Brown's The Divine Trinity (Open Court / Duckworth, 1985) continues to be a touchstone for discussions of the social Trinity and kenotic Christology. His newest book, Divine Humanity, was commissioned for a French series and originally published as La tradition kénotique dans la théologie britannique (Mame-Desclée, 2010). It takes a more historical approach than the previous book, looking in particular at developments in Scotland and England, but concludes with a fresh defense of kenosis within both Trinitarian and Christological doctrine. This session will bring a philosopher (C. Stephen Evans) and a theologian (Kathryn Tanner) into critical conversation with Brown on the key themes of this volume and its implications for biblical studies, the history of Christian doctrine, and philosophical theology.