Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Some Notable Sessions at the Upcoming ASCH Conference

I see that there is now a draft of the winter meeting of the ASCH conference at Washington D.C. in early January 2014. I will be giving a paper in the following session:

Printing Evangelicalisms: Evangelical Book Culture across Three Centuries
Friday, January 3, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Washington Hilton, Embassy Room
Chair: Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago
The Role of Samuel Kneeland and Daniel Henchman as Jonathan Edwards’s Chief Printer and Publisher at Boston
Jonathan M. Yeager, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Reading the Evangelical Atlantic in Nineteenth-Century Nova Scotia
Keith Grant, University of New Brunswick
Book Bound: The Paradox of Fundamentalist Biblicism
Daniel Vaca, Princeton University
Comment: Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago

Some of the sessions that look interesting to me include:

Considering Lamin Sanneh’s Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African
Thursday, January 2, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Washington Hilton, Cardozo Room
Chair:Todd F. Hartch, Eastern Kentucky University
Dyron Daughrity, Pepperdine University
Isabel Mukonyora, Western Kentucky University
Comment:Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School 

The Protestant Reception of Medieval Mysticism: Lutherans, Puritans, and Evangelicals
Thursday, January 2, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Washington Hilton, DuPont Room
Chair:Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College
The Reception of Medieval Mysticism in the Late German Reformation: The Case of Martin
Moller’s "The Great Mystery," (1595)
Ronald K. Rittgers, Valparaiso University
Gazing on the Beauty of God: Thomas Watson’s Mystical Theology of the Beatific Vision
Tom Schwanda, Wheaton College (Illinois)
"Wrapt and Swallowed Up in God": Jonathan Edwards Falls in Love
Rhys Bezzant, Ridley Melbourne University
Comment:Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College

Evangelicalism in Modern Britain Turns Twenty-Five: Re-Examining David Bebbington’s "Quadrilateral" Thesis (sponsored by UT-Chattanooga through a grant given by the Maclellan Foundation)
Friday, January 3, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Washington Hilton, Albright Room
Chair: Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College (Illinois)
The Bebbington Quadrilateral Travels across the Empire
Kelly Elliott, Abilene Christian University
Interstices for the Holy Spirit in Our Evangelical Geometry
Thomas Kidd, Baylor University
Affective Additions to a Traditional Definition of Evangelical Orthodoxy
Amanda Porterfield, Florida State University
Comment: David Bebbington, University of Stirling 

Fracturing a Global Empire: Religion and Place in the American Revolution
Friday, January 3, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Washington Hilton, DuPont Room
Chair: Anna M. Lawrence, Fairfield University
Evangelical Religion and Revolution in the Atlantic World: The Methodist Experience in Canada and the Caribbean
Christopher C. Jones, College of William and Mary
The Triumph of the Old Side: Presbyterians and the Coming of the American Revolution in the Middle Colonies
John Fea, Messiah College
"With tears the nation’s sins lament/The churches, and our own": English Anglicans and The American Rebellion
Katherine Carte Engel, Southern Methodist University
Comment: Mark Allen Peterson, University of California, Berkeley 

Texts and the Origins of Liberal Religion in America, 1880–1950
Friday, January 3, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Washington Hilton, Embassy Room
Chair: Lydia Willsky, Vanderbilt University
Evangelicals and the Progressive Movement: Embodying Scripture in a Reforming Age
Matthew Bowman, Hampden-Sydney College
"I had not yet learned to read books": The Role of Texts in Liberal Protestant Conversion narratives
Elesha Coffman, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Reading Liberally: The Cultural Dynamics of American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century
Matthew S. Hedstrom, University of Virginia
Comment: Lydia Willsky, Vanderbilt University 

Lunch: Celebrating the Career of Elizabeth Clark
Friday, January 3, 2014: 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Washington Hilton, Gunston Room
Grant Wacker, Duke University
Blake Leyerle, University of Notre Dame
Robert Wilken, University of Virginia
Comment: Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University 

America’s Wars: Revealing Divisions and Transforming Beliefs
Friday, January 3, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Washington Hilton, Albright Room
Chair: Darryl G. Hart, Hillsdale College
A Church Divided: American Catholics Debate the Spanish-American War
Benjamin Wetzel, University of Notre Dame
"Forever a Bone of Contention": Debating Christian Notions of Peace during World War I
Cara Burnidge, Florida State University
Protecting "The Cleanest, Most Manly Soldiers the World Has Ever Seen": The New England Watch and Ward Society and the Battle to Suppress Prostitution during World War I
Paul Kemeny, Grove City College
Marching On: Julia Ward Howe, the Battle Hymn, and Romantic Nationalism
Richard Gamble, Hillsdale College
Comment: Darryl G. Hart, Hillsdale College 

Doubting the Democratization Thesis: A Roundtable Discussion of Amanda Porterfield’s Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation
Friday, January 3, 2014:2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Washington Hilton, Cardozo Room
Chair: Katherine Carte Engel, Southern Methodist University
Michael Altman, Emory University
James Byrd, Vanderbilt University
Kathryn Gin Lum, Stanford University
Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
Comment: The Audience 

Exporting la Croix, Importing le Monde: French Catholic Missionaries Take on the Globe
Friday, January 3, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Washington Hilton, Embassy Room
Chair: Sue Peabody, Washington State University at Vancouver
“They Are Proud to Wear the Chains”: Slavery in the Shaping of French Missions to the Mascarenes, 1712–89
Nathan Marvin, Johns Hopkins University
Teaching Authority: The Sacred Heart Sisters' Mississippi River Valley Mission, 1818–30
Christine Croxall, University of Delaware
Interior Motives: Spiritan Missionaries, Plantations, and Salvation in Senegal, 1845–72
Jenna Nigro, University of Illinois at Chicago
Comment: Michael Pasquier, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

Religion and the American Civil War: History and Historiography
Co-Sponsor: American Historical Association
Saturday, January 4, 2014: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 3
Chair: Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
The Need for Moral Evaluation of the Conflict
Harry S. Stout, Yale University
Treatments of the Religion of Abraham Lincoln
Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College
The Role of Religious Institutions in Establishing Schools for Freed Slaves
James M.McPherson, Princeton University
Fruitful Directions for Further Work on Religion and the Civil War
George Rable, University of Alabama
African Americans, Religion, and the Civil War
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Washington University, St. Louis
Comment: The Audience

The Politics of Enthusiasm in the Early Modern Anglo-Protestant World
Co-Sponsor: American Historical Association
Sunday, January 5, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
Marriott Wardman Park, Marriott Balcony A
Chair: Phyllis B. Mack, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
"Contempt of Authoritie" and the Politics of Ecstatic Religion in the Early Restoration
Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College
Fighting Enthusiasts in the Early English Enlightenment
Paul C. H. Lim, Vanderbilt University
The Feeling of Emptiness in American Christianity
John Corrigan, Florida State University
Comment: Phyllis B. Mack, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

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