The Scriptural Reasoning Network
2017 Conference Information & Registration

Scriptural Reasoning with John D. Caputo

The Scriptural Reasoning Network will be gathering at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, November 17, 2017, the day before the American Academy of Religion conference. This year we're pleased to welcome philosopher John D. Caputo, who will respond to a panel of presentations about his work in the morning. Then, after lunch together, we'll meet for a Scriptural Reasoning session on hope. 

9:00-9:30 AM Coffee

9:30–11:00 AM Panel Presentations

Brad Stone, Loyola Marymount University, on Caputo's relationship to pragmatism

Morgan Elbot, University of Memphis, on Caputo as a post-metaphysical thinker

Jacob Goodson, Southwestern College, on Caputo's requirements for inter-religious dialogue

Lori Branch,  University of Iowa, on scripture as the place of the question

Response: John Caputo

11:00AM–noon Discussion

12–1:00 PM Lunch (provided)

1–3:00 PM Scriptural Reasoning Session on hope (text packet available soon!)

from the Hebrew Bible: Genesis 15

from the New Testament: Romans 4

from the Qur'an: The Creator, sura 35

3:00–3:30 PM What's Next for the Scriptural Reasoning Network?

Jacob Goodson (Southwestern College) will be hosting the morning session and Kevin Seidel (Eastern Mennonite University) will be hosting the afternoon session. You're welcome to join us for all or only part of the day. This event will be a great way to reconnect with folks you've met at Scriptural Reasoning gatherings in the past. And if you're new to Scriptural Reasoning, it will also be a great way to get familiar with the practice. 

The registration fee is $40. If you're a grad student, it's $20. If you have any questions about the conference or this form, please email Matthew Vaughan at