Hayward Lectures

Established and endowed in 1964 by Mrs. C. C. Hayward of Wolfville, the Hayward Lectures provide academic dialogue in order to stimulate critical engagement and reflection on key and emerging ideas in Church History, Christian Theology, and Biblical Studies.

The Hayward Lectures advances its vision by inviting world-class scholars to Acadia in the aforementioned disciplines to address the community each October on their freshest work and emerging or disruptive ideas in the formats of lecture, conversation, and writing.

Director of
Hayward Lectures
Dr. Daniel Zacharias
Associate Professor of New Testament Studies: (902) 585-1682: danny.zacharias@acadiau.ca

Past Hayward Lectures

YearThemeSpeakerLink
2019 Indigenous Theology as Original Instructions and Critique of the Western Christian WorldviewRev. Randy Woodley, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture, Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, Portland Seminary, George Fox University.View Lectures
2018Who is God? Key Moments of Biblical RevelationDr. Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus of St. Andrews UniversityView Lectures
2017Religion without Morality?Dr. Oliver O’DonovanView Lectures

Hayward Lectures on YouTube

DateLecturerTopic
2019Dr Randy WoodleyIndigenous Theology as Original Instructions and Critique of the Western Christian WorldviewView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2018Dr. Richard BauckhamWho is God? Key Moments of Biblical RevelationView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2017Dr. Oliver O’DonovanReligion without Morality?View Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2016Dr. John WaltonEngaging Genesis Today: New Light on Biblical OriginsView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2015Dr. John ShouseThe Drama of WorshipView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2014Dr. David B. CapesPaul’s Kyrios ChristologyView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2013Dr. Mark J. BodaThe Heart of the Old TestamentView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2012Dr. C. Stephen EvansChristian Belief in the 21st Century: Responding to the ‘New Atheism”View Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2011Dr. Simon GathercolePaul’s Theology of Atonement: Can it be Defended?View Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2010Dr. Edith M. HumphreyWhat You Have Received: What the Bible Really Says about TraditionView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2009Dr. John WebsterCreator, Creation, and Creature: God and His WorldView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2008Dr. Stanley E. PorterHow Did We Get Our New Testament?View Lecture 1View Lecture 2
2007Dr. Christopher R. SeitzThe Achievement of Association: The Theological Significance of Early Canonical FormationView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2006Dr. N.T. WrightThe Bible and the Postmodern WorldView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3
2006Special Edition
Various Speakers
Exploring the Origins of the BibleView Lecture 1
Dr. Emanuel Tov
View Lecture 2
Dr. James Charlesworth
View Lecture 3
Dr. Stephen Dempster
View Lecture 4
Dr. Craig Evans
View Lecture 5
Dr. Lee McDonald
View Lecture 6
Dr. Stanley Porter
View Lecture 7
Dr. Jonathan Wilson
2005Dr. Roger E. OlsonReformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Mood in Evangelical TheologyView Lecture 1View Lecture 2View Lecture 3