The 30th Anniversary Conference of the Evangelical History Association
Saturday 28 July 2018 The Scots College, Sydney
Keynote Speaker: Professor John Haldane, The University of St Andrews
Keynote speaker for the conference is Professor John Haldane, one of the world’s leading Christian public intellectuals, who holds a chair in moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland as well as appointments at Baylor University, the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton University. His historical interests are broad, and include regular contributions to academic and popular publications. His keynote address on the philosophy of history is entitled ‘Debating Public Issues: Taking History Seriously’.
The conference will also feature panel discussions of recent major works in the history of evangelicalism, and attendant issues.
The conference is to be held on Saturday, 28 July 2018, 9am-5pm in the Lang Walker Business Centre, The Scots College, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, with registration opening from 8:30am. Dinner at nearby Double Bay will follow the conclusion of the program. Registration fees for non-EHA members are $80, which covers all catering aside from the optional extra dinner. EHA members will pay a discounted rate of $60. Students and non wage- earners are eligible for a concession rate of $40. To encourage EHA membership, we offer a combined conference and membership fee of $100.
The Evangelical History Association of Australia was founded in 1988 to encourage the study of evangelicalism in history and the approach of evangelicals to history. As it was in that Bicentennial year, the history of Christianity in Australia and the West is never far from public debate. For evangelicalism in particular, with its emphasis on activism, the question of what makes up the common good and how Christians have and might serve it are of the first order of importance.
We welcome papers of 20 minutes’ length on the history of Christianity that address the theme of Christianity and the common good in the broadest terms. Topics might include (but are not limited to) Christianity in all its forms, and:
- public engagement - church and state - pluralism and cultural difference- theological and ecclesial debates - faith and doubt - moral and social issues - ecological or environmental issues We also invite—separate to the standard 20 min historical papers invited above—shorter 10 minute papers (1000-1200 words) that address the brief:‘The Contemporary Common: Applying Perspectives from the Past’. These shorter papers are to address a contemporary issue and reflect on what resources the history of Christianity offer us for understanding or responding to it. Depending on uptake, we plan to arrange a special publication venue for these shorter papers. Longer papers will be welcomed for submission to the EHA’s peer-reviewed journal, Lucas: An Evangelical History Review.
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a brief bio to Dr Paul Cooper by 7 June 2018 at email@example.com Applicants will be notified by 14 June. Registration closes 23 July 2018.