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
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.
- 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4th. Conference papers will be in English.
The conference registration fee is €40. Conference places must be reserved by email (email@example.com) by May 30th.
Location and Accommodation
The conference will be held at:
The American Church in Paris
65 quai d’Orsay
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.