Monday, 30 December 2013

Washington D.C. Bound

I am traveling today to Washington D.C. for the American Society of Church History annual conference. I look forward to hearing Bruce Hindmarsh's presidential address, "The Inner Life of Doctrine: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Calvinist-Arminian Debate among Methodists," as well as many of the very interesting papers listed on the conference program.

On Friday, January 3, from 8:30am-10:00am, I am giving a paper entitled, "The Role of Samuel Kneeland and Daniel Henchman as Jonathan Edwards's Chief Printer and Publisher at Boston." The title of the session is: "Printing Evangelicalisms: Evangelical Book Culture across Three Century." Along with myself, Keith Grant, a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick, will be speaking on "Reading the Evangelical Atlantic in Nineteenth-Century Nova Scotia," and Daniel Vaca, visiting fellow at Princeton's  Center for the Study of Religion, on "Book Bound: The Paradox of Fundamentalist Biblicism," with Catherine Brekus providing commentary.

Please don't forget to check out the session on Friday, January 3, from 10:30am-12:00pm entitled, "Evangelicalism in Modern Britain Turns Twenty-Five: Re-Examining David Bebbington's 'Quadrilateral' Thesis," sponsored by UTC and the Maclellan Foundation and chaired by Tim Larsen. It should be a lively event, with panelists Thomas Kidd, Amanda Porterfield, and Kelly Elliot giving papers that analyze Bebbington's definition of evangelicalism, and a final commentary by Bebbington. If all goes well, the Maclellan Foundation and UTC will sponsor another session on the 25th anniversary of Evangelicalism and Modern Britain at the Conference on Faith and History meeting at Pepperdine University next fall, with a completely new set of panelists.

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