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Divine Grace, Human Freedom, and the Way of Salvation

Monday 3 June 2019, 9.30AM to 6.00pm

Speaker(s): Various Speakers

The Society of Christian Philosophers: UK is pleased to announce its second workshop, on the theme of Divine Grace, Human Freedom, and the Way of Salvation.


How are we saved? Is it purely an act of God: ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast’ (Ephesians 2.8-9). Or do we play some part in it: ‘Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath’ (John 3.36). If it is purely an act of God, it seems human freedom is lost. But if we play some part in it, it seems we haven’t really fallen, so don't really need to be saved. So, how can salvation be by grace, where it is a gift of God, and also through faith, where we contribute to it? This workshop explores these interlocking themes of divine grace and human freedom as they chart the way of our salvation.


  • Prof. Oliver Crisp, Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Tim Pawl, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas
  • Prof. Eleonore Stump, Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
  • Prof. Kevin Timpe, William H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy, Calvin College
  • Dr. Simon Kittle, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department for Christian Philosophy, University of Innsbruck


All are welcome. Attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided; however space is limited, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to David Worsley, 

Location: Huntingdon Room, King's Manor, University of York, YO1 7EP, UK

Admission: All welcome. See Further details below.