Miskotte’s Biblical ABCs
International Theology Conference
8 – 9 November 2021
This online academic conference for theologians and pastors will respond to the new English translation of Biblical ABCs by the Dutch pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi activist Kornelis H.Miskotte.
Speakers include Philip Ziegler, Rinse Reeling Brouwer, Katherine Sonderegger, Christophe Chalamet, Mirjam Elbers, and Susannah Ticciati.
Registrants will receive a 50% discount code to purchase the book from Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.
K.H. Miskotte (1894–1976) was a mediator of Karl Barth’s theology to the Netherlands. As such, Miskotte vocally opposed Dutch Nazism in the 1930s and participated in underground resistance to the German occupation of the Netherlands. He wrote several works to strengthen the spiritual resolve of other resisters—including a short Bible reading primer and anti-Nazi catechism in one, entitled Biblical ABCs.
First published in 1941, the book is urgent, even raw, and yet theologically focused. It concentrates on the form of Scripture, laying out biblical keywords across twelve chapters. These words draw from Hebrew Scripture, which Miskotte prioritises relative to the apostolic writings of the New Testament; and they orbit the person and profile of God. They take departure from the A of the biblical ABCs, the Name of God, and they conclude with God’s work of sanctifying, which Miskotte identifies as a kind of divine sabotage.
The event is co-sponsored by the Protestant Theological University, the Aberdeen Centre for Protestant Theology, and the Miskotte Foundation.
To purchase your ticket (for the small fee of €10.50) and secure a place at the conference (together with a 50% discount on the book itself) just follow this link to the registration page.