Lectures and Conferences

The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies hosts a variety of lectures and conferences throughout the year that are open to the public.

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Lectures

Each fall, The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies invites internationally known scholars primarily in the field of early Christian studies to lecture on topics of that nature. The Papatheofanis Lectures were established in honor of Drs. Frank and Julie Papatheofanis whose vision and sacrifice were principally responsible for the foundation of The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.

Other speakers from around the community and around the world are invited to speak in the fall and spring semesters on a wide range of topics. Lectures that have been recorded are provided here free for download.

Conferences

On alternating years, The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies hosts conferences or discussions in the form of colloquia for the benefit of the Church, community, and students.

  • 2010: Evangelicals and the Early Church >>
  • 2013: Christian Political Witness >> 
    Co-sponsored with the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies for the annual Theology Conference.
  • 2015: Divine Simplicity: A Necessary Doctrine?
    Co-sponsored with The Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy and Doctrine at University of St. Mary of the Lake. Our guests included:
    • Lewis Ayres (Durham University) 
    • Michel Barnes (Marquette University) 
    • John Behr (St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary) 
    • Brian Daley (University of Notre Dame) 
    • Pavel Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas) 
    • Kevin W. Hector (University of Chicago Divinity School)
    • George Kalantzis (Wheaton College)
    • D. Stephen Long (Marquette University) 
    • Keith Johnson (Wheaton College) 
    • Matthew Levering (University of St. Mary of the Lake) 
    • Thomas McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
    • David Luy (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
    • Marcus Plested (Marquette University) 
    • Andrew Radde-Gallwitz (University of Notre Dame)
  • 2016: On Christian Dying
    Co-sponsored with The Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy and Doctrine at University of St. Mary of the Lake. Our guests will include:
    • Michel Barnes (Marquette University)
    • John Cavadini (University of Notre Dame)
    • Marc Cortez (Wheaton College)
    • Brian Daley (University of Notre Dame)
    • Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas)
    • David Luy (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
    • Mark Macintosh (Loyola University Chicago)
    • Gilbert Milaender (Valparaiso University)
    • Cherith Fee Nordling (Northern Seminary)
    • Cyril O'Regan (University of Notre Dame)
    • Sheryl Overmyer (DePaul University)
    • Marcus Plested (Marquette University)
    • Brent Waters (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)
  • Lewis Ayres (Durham University) 
  • Lewis Ayres (Durham University) 

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