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"The Covenant - Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives" Online conference in English | May 9-10, 2022

The Covenant

Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives

University of Geneva, May 9-10, 2022

Online conference in English

The theme of covenant has been significant to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions since their beginnings. As a way of characterizing the life God and God’s people share, covenant has proven to be a rich source for theological reflection. As a way of describing human institutions and social relations, covenant continues to shape ethical debates and political practices around the world. This conference will explore the history of covenantal thought from its biblical roots through contemporary Jewish and Christian theology, the ethical significance of covenant, and the role of covenant in inter-religious dialogue. The conference will take place in English.

Monday, May 9, 2022

  • 3:00 – 3:10 pm    Introduction
  • 3:10 – 4:00 pm    Susan Graham (Saint Peter’s University), “Irenaeus, the Covenants and the Economy of Salvation”
  • 4:00 – 4:50 pm    Charles Guth (Princeton Theological Seminary/UNIGE), “Karl Barth’s Critique of Federal Theology: A Reconsideration”
  • 4:50 – 5:10 pm     Break
  • 5:10 – 6:00 pm    Martin Kavka (Florida State University), “The Meaning of History According to the Covenant”

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • 3:00 – 3:50 pm    Christophe Chalamet (UNIGE), “Bound to be Free? Remarks on Covenant and Freedom”
  • 3:50 – 4:40 pm    Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (UNIGE), “Covenant and Sacrifice”
  • 4:40 – 5:00 pm    Break
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm    Toni Alimi (Cornell University), “Promises’ Limits, Covenant’s Promise”
  • 5:50 – 6:40 pm    Fadi Daou (UNIGE) “The Covenant, a Promising Paradigm for Religious Pluralism”

Organization: Charles Guth and Christophe Chalamet for the Institut romand de systématique et d’éthique (IRSE), Theological Faculty at the University of Geneva
Registration is free and open to all. To register and for more informations, please contact Elio Jaillet, Elio.Jaillet(at)

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