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

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

Hayward Lectures on YouTube

Date Lecturer Topic
2019 Dr Randy Woodley Indigenous Theology as Original Instructions and Critique of the Western Christian Worldview View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2018 Dr. Richard Bauckham Who is God? Key Moments of Biblical Revelation View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2017 Dr. Oliver O’Donovan Religion without Morality? View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2016 Dr. John Walton Engaging Genesis Today: New Light on Biblical Origins View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2015 Dr. John Shouse The Drama of Worship View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2014 Dr. David B. Capes Paul’s Kyrios Christology View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2013 Dr. Mark J. Boda The Heart of the Old Testament View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2012 Dr. C. Stephen Evans Christian Belief in the 21st Century: Responding to the ‘New Atheism” View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2011 Dr. Simon Gathercole Paul’s Theology of Atonement: Can it be Defended? View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2010 Dr. Edith M. Humphrey What You Have Received: What the Bible Really Says about Tradition View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2009 Dr. John Webster Creator, Creation, and Creature: God and His World View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2008 Dr. Stanley E. Porter How Did We Get Our New Testament? View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2
2007 Dr. Christopher R. Seitz The Achievement of Association: The Theological Significance of Early Canonical Formation View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2006 Dr. N.T. Wright The Bible and the Postmodern World View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3
2006 Special Edition
Various Speakers
Exploring the Origins of the Bible View 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
2005 Dr. Roger E. Olson Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Mood in Evangelical Theology View Lecture 1 View Lecture 2 View Lecture 3