Nov
27
to Jan 1

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Papers on Calvin and Calvin Studies for the RefoRC Conference (15-17 May 2019)

The Calvin Studies Society solicits proposals for paper presentations for a thematic panel for the RefoRC Conference, to be held in Bologna, Italy, from 15-17 May 2019. We welcome proposals for original papers (not previously published or read at a conference) in any area of Calvin or Calvin studies for 20-minute oral presentation at the conference. Proposals that address the conference theme, “War and Peace in 16th Century Religions” are particularly encouraged. The language of the conference is English, but papers may also be delivered in French or German.

Please note that those selected for the panel will need to pay their own conference and travel expenses. We ask that you not register for the conference until you have been notified whether your proposal has been placed on the CSS-sponsored panel.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should state the main research question to be addressed in the paper. Please submit your paper title and abstract along with your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and brief CV to Dr. David Whitford, President of the Board of the Society: David_Whitford(AT)Baylor.edu 

Deadline for submitting proposals for the Calvin Studies-sponsored session is January 1, 2019.

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Apr
11
to Apr 13

Calvin Studies Society Colloquium

The 2019 CSS Colloquium on the theme of "Calvin and the Old Testament" will be held at Trinity Christian College on 11-13 April 2019.  Please visit the website for more details on this event.  The following presentations will be featured:

  • Sujin Pak – “Calvin Beyond Literal and Allegorical Readings: Calvin and Old Testament Metaphors”
  • Michael VanderWeele – “What Can Literary Studies Learn from Calvin's Reading of Deuteronomy?”
  • Jeff Fisher – “Calvin and Oecolampadius on the Servant Songs in Isaiah”
  • Paul Lim – “Reading Genesis on the Trinity in Post-Reformation England”
  • Christine Kooi - “Who were the Israelites in the Netherlandish Reformation?”
  • Scott Manetsch – “Pastoral Principles and Practice in Calvin’s Commentaries on the Jewish Prophets”
  • Thomas Davis – “For the Beauty of the Earth: Creation, Humankind, and Calvin in the Work of Marilynne Robinson”
  • Todd Billings – “A True Anatomy of the Soul?: The Place of Anger in Calvin's Interpretation of Lament Psalms”
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Nov
1
to Nov 4

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC)

At the annual SCSC conference, the Calvin Studies Society is proud to sponsor two sessions.  Please join Session 17 (1 Nov., 10:30am, room: Enchantment C), entitled "Unorthodox Religions and Practices in Calvinist Geneva" which will feature the following papers:

  • "A Jesuit Reading Calvin: John Hay, Catholic Polemics, and Religious Identity" (Jill R. Fehleison, Quinnipiac University)
  • "The Intensification of Discipline in Calvin’s Geneva: Attacking Non-Conformity" (Jeffrey R. Watt, University of Mississippi)
  • "Lambert Daneau on Islam and the Problem of Unorthodox Beliefs" (Kirk Summers, University of Alabama)

In addition, please join Session 167 (4 Nov., 8:30am, room: Fiesta 2), entitled "Church Discipline and Banishment in Dutch Reformed Churches in and Outside of the Netherlands" for the following papers:

  • "Dutch Reformed Identity Formation: Sabbath and Education in Wemeldinge, Netherlands" (Kyle Dieleman, Trinity Christian College)
  • "Church Discipline in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Reformed Church in the East Indies: Church Orders, Sermons, and Practice" (Yudha Thianto, Trinity Christian College)
  • '“He deserves to be severely punished': The Banishment and Deportation of Criminals, Political Enemies, and Religious Outsiders in New Netherlands, 1638-1664" (Danny Noorlander, State University of New York, Oneonta)
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