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The Synod of Dordt Commemorative Conference

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I hope this if live streamed or youtube-d.

The H. Henry Meeter Center is co-sponsoring “The Synod of Dordt Commemorative Conference,” on September 14th and 15th,  2018, in the Calvin Theological Seminary auditorium (3233 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546).

This two-day conference to commemorate the Synod of Dordt and its work brings together a range of experts who will explain in accessible presentations what the Synod did, why this gathering was significant at the time, and how this four-hundredth anniversary should be commemorated in churches and communities today.

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Written by Jim

31 Aug 2018 at 5:08 pm

Call For Submissions

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The Journal of Early Modern Christianity (JEMC) is inviting submissions for the 2018 and 2019 issues. JEMC intends to contribute to interdisciplinary, interconfessional, and comparative research on early modern Christianity.  — https://www.reforc.com/jemc-call-for-article-submission/

Written by Jim

28 Aug 2018 at 7:02 pm

Posted in Church History, Refo500

From Wittenberg to the World

Details here.

978-3-525-53126-6_600x600New publication at Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in the R5AS Series: From Wittenberg to the World. Essays on the Reformation and its Legacy in Honor of Robert Kolb, Charles Arand/Erik H. Herrmann/Daniel L. Mattson (eds.).

The book honours the Rev. Dr. Robert A Kolb, retired Director of the Institute for Mission Studies and Missions Professor in systematic theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and perhaps the leading authority on the development of “Wittenberg Theology” in the English-speaking world. At the same time, his teaching and writing, which continues without flagging, has emphasized the importance of translating and retranslating the historic Lutheran faith in terms that address contemporary issues and contemporary people. In this volume, colleagues and co-workers address and push forward Kolb insights into the history of the Reformation era and on the impact of those Reformation issues (and quarrels) on the life of the church in the world today.

With contributions by Charles Arand, L’ubomir Batka, Amy Nelson Burnett, Irene Dingel, Mary Jane Haemig, Scott Hendrix, Erik Herrmann, Werner Klän, David Lumpp, Mark Mattes, Daniel Mattson, Richard Muller, Paul Robinson, Robert Rosin, and Timothy Wengert.

See the contents here.

Readers are urged to consult the link immediately above where the table of contents and front matter are available.  Doing so permits you to see at a glance the great span of interesting essays which make up this very fine celebration of a very fine scholar’s work.

Robert Kolb began his scholarly career in 1968 and the vast array of publications he authored attest to his influence.  The bibliography the editors of the present work provide begins on page 327 and it is so extensive that it continues through page 355.  That’s twenty-eight pages!  That’s hundreds and hundreds of published works!  Kolb’s output is simply astonishing.  By contrast, my own bibliography is eight pages.  So Kolb has made me feel quite lazy and inadequate.

By the time he is finally done publishing on the subject of the Reformation his bibliography may well be in the 50 page range.

The contributors to this useful volume are also quite an impressive group.  Superstars in the field of Reformation research such as Amy Nelson Burnett, Scott Hendrix, Erik Herrmann, Richard Muller, Timothy Wengert and Irene Dingel all combine to make this gathering of essays very informative and educational.  This volume is indeed a very worthy addition to the prestigious Refo500 Academic Studies series published by Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht.

The essays which the present reviewer found to be the most engaging were those of Wengert and Dingel, along with Burnett’s.  These three are superb while the remaining essays are all very good.  Special mention should also be made of Mattson’s enjoyable ‘What Did Luther Know about Islam and Why Did He Want to Know It?’  It is both informative and timely.

I recommend this volume.  Readers will enjoy it.  I promise.  And furthermore, I offer the following assurance:  you will enjoy this volume as much as fans of the Harry Potter books enjoy them and even more than that, you will learn about actual things instead of about make believe pretendings.  If not, I will happily allow you a rebuttal here.

Written by Jim

17 Aug 2018 at 8:07 am

Call For Papers

International conference 26-28 September 2019 at the European Melanchthon Academy, Bretten, entitled: The Mediation of Salvation (Sacraments) in Early Modern Theology (1450-1700) – a Transconfessional Perspective.

Go here for all the deets (that’s what the kids say, right?)

Written by Jim

28 Jun 2018 at 12:47 pm

Conference Gender Balance at Refo500

Refo500 does a brilliant job of achieving gender balance at its conferences:

Here are the Annual RefoRC Conference 2019 keynote speakers:

  • Angela de Benedictis (Bologna): Theories of War, Revolt and Resistance in Early Modern Italy
  • Ian Campbell (Belfast): Early Modern University Debates on War and Religion
  • Irene Dingel (Mainz): TBA
  • Rebecca Giselbrecht (Zurich): Women at War – The Swiss Connections
  • Mark Greengrass (Sheffield): Wars of Religion in the Sixteenth Century and the Problem of Trust
  • Graeme Murdock (Dublin): TBA

So good on them.  More on the conference here.

Written by Jim

18 Jun 2018 at 10:33 am

Posted in Conferences, Refo500

Refo500 Meeting

The Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference is hosted by the University of Warsaw and will take place May 24-26, 2018.
Theme of Plenary Lectures: Reformation and Education

The Reformation was closely tied to the renovation of educational models from its very beginning. By questioning the model of the medieval university and establishing new pedagogical solutions, early modern scholars and teachers shaped subsequent generations of clergy and laity, enabling them to work for their local communities and engage in the public sphere. Often these educational agendas went well beyond changes in curricula and were oriented towards much deeper goals, such as the shaping of confessional identity or the achieving of universal religious peace through the advancement of learning. As one of the leading research and educational institutions in Poland and East-Central Europe, the University of Warsaw is the perfect venue to ask further questions about the complex relations between early modern religious and pedagogical reforms. The plenary papers will offer a multi-faceted approach to this topic and will be accompanied by a series of short papers discussing all kinds of subjects related to the history of the Reformation. The aim of the conference is thus to broaden and contextualize the intersections between religious and educational reform.

Written by Jim

21 May 2018 at 5:09 am

Refo500 Switzerland Tour

If you’re interested in visiting Switzerland and want to go with a well guided group, trip.  There are, I hear, a few slots left.

Written by Jim

11 May 2018 at 10:51 am

Posted in Church History, Refo500

Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting short paper proposals for the Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference, May 24-26, 2018 at the University of Warsaw has been extended to March 14, 2018.

Read more here.

Written by Jim

26 Feb 2018 at 7:42 am

Posted in Conferences, Refo500

Two New Volumes in the Refo500 Academic Series

»The Controversy over the Lord’s Supper in Danzig 1561-1567«: The variety in the controversies of the Lord’s Supper is being shown under a new single spotlight. Bjørn Ole Hovda analyzes the inner-Lutheran controversy on the Eucharist during the late Reformation in Danzig 1561-1567, both in its theological as well as its wider societal and political context. (Please find index and introduction here.)

»Semper Reformanda«:  Varying insights on the personal and objective dimensions of Reformed worship – Eight case studies examine Reformed worship through the ages and across cultures; together they highlight the material, sensory, emotional, experiental, vibrant, and negotiated dimensions of Reformed religious culture. (Please find index and introduction here.)

Take a look.

Written by Jim

20 Feb 2018 at 2:42 pm

Program for the 8th Refo500 Annual Meeting

Here.

Written by Jim

10 Feb 2018 at 1:14 pm

Posted in Conferences, Refo500

The Reformation Celebrated in Indonesia

Written by Jim

25 Nov 2017 at 11:02 am

Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference 2018 Call For Papers

The Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference is hosted by the University of Warsaw and will take place May 24-26, 2018

Theme of Plenary Lectures: Reformation and Education

The Reformation was closely tied to the renovation of educational models from its very beginning. By questioning the model of the medieval university and establishing new pedagogical solutions, early modern scholars and teachers shaped subsequent generations of clergy and laity, enabling them to work for their local communities and engage in the public sphere. Often these educational agendas went well beyond changes in curricula and were oriented towards much deeper goals, such as the shaping of confessional identity or the achieving of universal religious peace through the advancement of learning. As one of the leading research and educational institutions in Poland and East-Central Europe, the University of Warsaw is the perfect venue to ask further questions about the complex relations between early modern religious and pedagogical reforms. The plenary papers will offer a multi-faceted approach to this topic and will be accompanied by a series of short papers discussing all kinds of subjects related to the history of the Reformation. The aim of the conference is thus to broaden and contextualize the intersections between religious and educational reform.

And more here.

Written by Jim

6 Sep 2017 at 2:08 pm

Refo500 in Brazil

Written by Jim

5 Aug 2017 at 10:29 am

Posted in Church History, Refo500

Call For Papers: Refo500 Warsaw, 2018

The Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference is hosted by the University of Warsaw and will take place May 24-26, 2018. All the info is posted here.

Written by Jim

7 Jun 2017 at 6:55 am

Call for Papers: From Reformation to Reformations

Amsterdam, 20 September 2017, conference From Reformation to Reformations: On Analogies, Ideals and Ideas. This conference will seek to contribute to the developing field of cross-cultural religious and cultural studies by analyzing the cultural, political and linguistic uses of the “Reformation” in the modern era, from circa 1800 until the present day.

It will investigate how and why modern movements, intellectuals and politicians referred to the “Reformation” as historical event, process, or principle. It will highlight how in modernity, ‘Reformation’ oscillated between a static, historic definition on the one hand, and a dynamic and subjective interpretation on the other. The focus of this conference will be primarily on (post-)modern uses of the term ‘Reformation’ outside the strict context of Protestant theology, but in various other religious traditions and societies.

Go for more information to the website or the pdf.

Via.

Written by Jim

21 Mar 2017 at 12:47 pm

Flucht und Identität. Die religiösen Flüchtlingsgemeinschaften im frühneuzeitlichen Europa

A Conference at the John a Lasco library.  All the details are here.

Written by Jim

1 Mar 2017 at 11:43 am

Refo500 Conference News

The deadline for submitting short paper proposals for the Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference, May 10-12 2017 at the LEUCOREA has been extended to March 15, 2017.

You will find the current list of short papers on our website. More information on the conference is here.  As to lodging: there are still some double and single rooms available at the LEUCOREA. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information or assistance. 

Welcome to Luther City Wittenberg!

Kind regards, Karla Apperloo

Written by Jim

28 Feb 2017 at 3:58 am

Posted in Church History, Refo500

Short Papers – Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference 2017 Wittenberg

refo500-ondertitelThe entire slate of papers can be viewed here.  Do take a look.

Written by Jim

14 Feb 2017 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Conferences, Refo500

Refo500 Conference News

Written by Jim

14 Nov 2016 at 5:57 pm

Call For Papers

The LEUCOREA Foundation will host the Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference 2017 in Wittenberg (May 10-12) and the topic of the plenary papers will be “More than Luther: The Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe”. You are welcome to register and to submit your short paper proposal.

And much more here.

Written by Jim

14 Jun 2016 at 1:03 pm