Day One (Wednesday, April 8)

9.30am Arrival and Welcome

10am Lloyd Pietersen, Forget Going to Bed with Farage, Cameron, Clegg, and Miliband and Instead Wake Up with an Anabaptist: The Schleitheim Confession as Political Subversion

10.45am break

11am John Warwick Montgomery, Christian Concern UK: Evangelicals contra Irreligion in an Increasingly Secular Britain

11.45am break

12noon Ward Blanton, Singular Politics: Paul among the Autonomists, Agamben among the Judeans 

12.45 break

2pm Panel Discussion: Eliza Filby, James Crossley and Hugh Pyper, From Thatcher’s Bible to the God of the Scottish National Party

2.50pm break

3pm Yvonne Sherwood, Blasphemous Cartoons: the Old Threat of Secularism and the New Threat of Islam

3.45 break

4pm Craig Martin, Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and Opiate of the Bourgeoisie

5.30pm End of Day One

Day Two (Thursday, April 9)


Kwame Aidan Ahaligah, ‘Prophetic Prayers’, Pentecostalism and the Bible in Contemporary Kenyan Politics

Adriaan van Klinken, Pentecostalism, Nationalist Politics and the ‘Demon of Homosexuality’ in Zambia

10.45am break

11.00am Michael Sandford, Jesus and the Left in 2015: Radical Biblical Interpretation and Emancipatory Politics

11.45 Justin Meggitt, Jesus, Insurrection and the Politics of Prefiguration

12.30 break

1.30 Ross Maidment, Selfish Individualism or Christian Principle: A Critique of Margaret Thatcher’s Idea of Individual Liberty with Reference to Methodism

2.15pm Tiffany Webster, Contextual Bible Study and the Challenge of Negative Political Memory: A Reflection upon the Difficulties of Working in Thatcher’s Shadow

3pm End


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