Summer Conference 2016: Greystone Theological Institute & John Owen Society

‘The Death and Resurrection of Holy Scripture’

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Friday 2nd September (pm) – Saturday 3rd September 2016


Dr. Mark Garcia, founder and director of the Greystone Theological Institute ( will be joining us in Oxford for the first Greystone Theological Institute & John Owen Society summer conference. The conference theme is the doctrine of Scripture. In four lectures over two days, interspersed with good food, wine, discussion and corporate worship, Mark Garcia will speak to the title:

‘The Death and Resurrection of Holy Scripture’

Engaging recent research in biblical studies, systematic, and historical theology, the lectures will discuss the ‘death’ of the Bible as the Church’s authoritative ‘Holy Scripture’ following the Reformation. With this death came the rise of the discipline of ‘biblical studies’, which increasingly treated the text of the Bible as any other. Dr. Garcia will explore the significance of the recent turn back to the text both within and outside the Reformed tradition. What promise is there for the ‘resurrection’ of the Bible as ‘Holy Scripture’? And how can this recovery of Scripture proceed, without leaving aside any of the many real benefits of critical study?

In a short conference geared towards theological students, pastors, and interested church members, Dr. Garcia will show how an eschatological-teleological vision for the ontology of Holy Scripture and a developed understanding of the relationship between Scripture and the church can move us towards a robust grasp of how Scripture speaks of itself.


garcia-11Mark Garcia is a Reformed theologian and pastor. He has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in systematic theology and has held academic posts at institutions including Cambridge University, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is author of Life in Christ: Union with Christ and Twofold Grace in Calvin’s Theology (Paternoster, 2008) as well as many journal articles and essays. His recent research has focused on horrendous evils and the atonement, the theological virtues, the theological ontology of the feminine, and the doctrine of Scripture. He is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers.


• 4pm Friday 2nd September until 5pm Saturday 3rd September

• Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

• Cost £65 including food (accommodation to be arranged separately but there is some availability at Wycliffe Hall)

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