IRTI Conference 2015

The eleventh biennial international IRTI conference was held from Thursday, June 25 until Sunday, June 28, 2015 in New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA). The New Brunswick Theological Seminary, a teaching institution of the Reformed Church in America and the oldest theological seminary established in the United States, was our host.


The theme of the conference was ‘Liturgy and Ethics’, divided into the following subthemes: Liturgy as Ethics, Liturgy in Practices, and Liturgy and Cultures. During the 2015 IRTI Conference the principal dimensions in current theological reflection were explored against the backdrop of Reformed theological conceptions of liturgy, ethics and doctrine.

Keynote Speakers

The following theologians offered a keynote lecture during the conference:

  • Nicholas Wolterstorff, Ph.D., Noah Porter Emeritus Professor of Philosophical Theology, Yale University (USA)
  • Hak Joon Lee, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)
  • Gregg Mast, Ph.D., President and Professor of Liturgy, New Brunswick Theological Seminary (USA)
  • Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Ecclesiology and Church polity, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • Pieter Vos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Ethics, Protestant Theological University (The Netherlands)
  • Bernd Wannenwetsch, Ph.D., former Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at the Universities of Oxford and Aberdeen (UK)

Position paper

Read the position paper of the 2015 IRTI conference.


Read the programma of the conference.

Report of Activities

At the conference a Report of Activities was presented.


Student participants Jeroen Hagendijk and Ruben van de Belt maintained a weblog during the conference.


Some pictures haven been taken during the conference.