December 6: Australian Bonhoeffer Conference 2017

Deitrich Bonhoeffer

“The 13th annual Bonhoeffer conference continues to be an important contributor to ongoing interest in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer as well as providing a focus generally on the importance of theology in grappling with worldly issues, personal and communal. In both respects, Bonhoeffer continues to be our inspiration”. -Emeritus Professor Terence Lovat, Conference Chair

The Bonhoeffer Conference is an annual academic conference which focuses on different aspects of the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

13th Annual Bonhoeffer Conference will focus this year on contemporary issues including ecumenism, climate change and Islamism, examining how we might apply the writings of the courageous German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer to these modern challenges.

Guest Speakers

Rev Dr Sean Winter, Academic Dean at Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity: With him I believe: Keith Clements on Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Patriot and Ecumenist.

Rev Dr Gordon Preece, Director, Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy, University of Divinity: ‘Bonhoeffer and Beyond: Secrecy, Secularity and Post Secularity’.

Dr Dianne Rayson, Researcher, University of Newcastle & Lecturer BBI: ‘Bonhoeffer and Earthly Christianity in the Anthropocene.’

Emeritus Professor Terence Lovat, Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle & Chair of BBI Academic Board: ‘Bonhoeffer on Islam and Radical Islamism: What would he have made of it all?’

Mr Peter Truasheim, 2017 Flechtheim Scholar: Bonhoeffer’s ‘Costly Grace’. The Cure for a Stagnating Spiritual Life.

Event Details

Event: 13th Annual Australian Bonhoeffer Conference
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017.
Theme: Worldly Christianity in Practice
Location: BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education, Pennant Hills.
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Price: $104.50 per person (including GST)- if paid after 6 November 2017

Event Enquiries

For registration and event enquiries, please contact:
Ms Belinda Srour
Program and Events Officer
T: 02 9847 0590 or E: