The student conference is first, and I'm proud to say that a UTC student, Jenny Edwards, will be presenting a paper on Thursday, October 4 entitled, "Miracles in the Modern World: A Case Study of Bethel Church." Jenny is a superstar honors student at UTC who is writing a thesis under my supervision on Bethel Church.
At the professional conference, I look forward to hearing papers from Carlos Eire, Mike Kugler, Ken Minkema, and Mark Noll (among others).
On Saturday, October 6 at 10:30am, I will be participating in Session #32 on "Print Culture in Early America." The panel will be chaired by Adrian Chastain Weimer of Providence College. Here is the lineup of papers:
- Jonathan Yeager, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: “Eighteenth-Century Evangelical Progression through the Dissemination of Books”
- Samuel Smith, Liberty University: “Charleston’s Holy Club”
- T.J. Tomlin, University of Northern Colorado: “Popular Culture and Religious Authority in Early America”
Unfortunately, I won't be able hear Andy Tooley's talk on “Reimagining Religion: The Romantic Flowering of Transatlantic Evangelicalism” since his session meets at the same time as mine.