Bavinck in Paris

Bavinck will be featured at this forthcoming conference in France. Here are the details:

Neo-Calvinism and the French Revolution

Paris, France – August 23rd-24th, 2012

Conference

Kampen Theological University, the Archive and Documentation Centre and the Historical Documentation Centre at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invite you to a two-day conference on neo-Calvinism (Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, Groen van Prinsterer et al) and the French Revolution.

Speakers

  • Prof. George Harinck (VU Amsterdam, TU Kampen)
  • Prof. James Bratt (Calvin College)
  • Dr. Mark Elliott (St Andrews)
  • Dr. James Eglinton (TU Kampen)
  • Robert Covolo (Fuller)

Theme

The French Revolution was the scene of much intellectual and social upheaval. Its impact touched a wide range of subjects: the relationship of the church to the state, social relationships, science, literature, fashion, philosophy and theology. Although the French Revolution’s momentum was felt across Europe and North America, it met a particularly interesting response in the Netherlands, at that time the scene of a burgeoning neo-Calvinist movement. In that context, the likes of Groen van Prinsterer, Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck responded to the French Revolution’s ideals and influence in a variety of intellectual and practical ways.

This conference will focus on the historical and theological aspects of this neo-Calvinist response to the French Revolution.

Call for Papers

The conference organisers welcome proposals for short papers. Proposals (approximately 300 words) should be sent to jeglinton@tukampen.nl by May 4th. Conference papers will be in English.

Registration

The conference registration fee is €40. Conference places must be reserved by email (jeglinton@tukampen.nl) by May 30th.

Location and Accommodation

The conference will be held at:

The Library
The American Church in Paris
65 quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris
France

Participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The organisers suggest the Adveniat Youth Hostel (http://www.adveniat-paris.org/) as a well-priced, comfortable and convenient option.

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