Here are the confirmed speakers for Imagination Redeemed 2019.


keynote SPEAKERS


Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht) has recently been appointed to the St. Benedict Servants of Christ Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House in Wisconsin. His books include Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (Eerdmans, 2018); Scripture as Real Presence (Baker Academic, 2017); and Heavenly Participation (Eerdmans, 2011). Among Boersma’s theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and spiritual interpretation of Scripture. Hans and his wife Linda attend Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church (ACNA) in Abbotsford, BC.

hans boersma

Nashotah House Theological Seminary
Author, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry

Dr. John Skillen (Ph.D. English, Duke University) taught medieval and Renaissance literature at Gordon College before launching the College’s arts-oriented semester program in Orvieto (Italy), now in its 20th year. Dr. Skillen directs the Orvieto-based Studio for Art, Faith & History and its program of seminars, retreats, and locally-engaged projects in theater and music. In every case, the Studio models how the work of art can be put more widely to work in the life of the church. This theme is explored in his book Putting Art (back) in its Place (Hendrickson Publishers, 2016), and in his essay “Who Makes the Art Work?”

John Skillen

Gordon College
Author, Putting Art (Back) in its Place

Junius Johnson works in historical and systematic theology, with special interests in trinitarian theology, Christology, metaphysics, and the Eucharist. He is also especially interested in the Medieval period, and in the works of St. Bonaventure and Hans Urs von Balthasar. He holds a BA from Oral Roberts University, an MAR form Yale Divinity School, and an MA, two MPhils, and a PhD from Yale University. He is the author of Christ and Analogy: The Christocentric Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar (Fortress Press, 2010), Patristic and Medieval Atonement Theory: A Guide to Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Bonaventure on the Eucharist: Commentary on the Sentences, Book IV, dist. 8-13 (Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations, 2017), and the forthcoming The Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty. He is currently at work on a trilogy of monographs on Bonaventure and a translation of the Eucharistic treatises of Radbertus and Ratramnus.

Dr. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology in the Honors College at Baylor University and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale.

Junius Johnson

Baylor University
Author, The Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty


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