Some forthcoming conferences


Our Only Comfort: The Heidelberg Catechism at 450 Years

18-21 July, 2013. Heidelberg, Germany. The Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology seeks to bring together Reformed believers from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and elsewhere. Details.

Holy Trinity – Holy People

26-27 July, 2013. Sydney, Australia. We encourage scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit paper proposals on aspects of the Wesleyan doctrine of Christian Perfection, especially in relationship to the doctrine of the Trinity. Details.

Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts

2-3 August, 2013. Strathfield, Australia. The conference will address acts of creation and co-creation and encourage a dialogue between artists, scholars and audiences in a mutual exploration of the sacred. Details.

Virtues, Vices, and Teaching

3-5 October, 2013. Grand Rapids, USA. The purpose of this conference is to explore the implications of a focus on virtues and vices for the way Christian teaching and learning are approached. Discussions of virtues and vices direct our attention away from rules and consequences and toward the role of character. Details.

International Conference on the Council of Trent

4-6 December, 2013. Leuven, Belgium. This conference will first shed light on the Tridentine theology and perspective on pastoral care, as the consequence of both the internal struggle to bring about reform within the Catholic Church and the controversy with Protestant Reformation. Along the same lines, attention will be paid to initiatives subsequently taken by Rome in order to interpret and implement the Council, while at the same time giving shape to the Catholic identity, in confrontation with the Protestant confessions. Further, the conference focuses on three key questions: What kind of changes in the local religious life may be considered as the outcome of the Council? To what degree has the Council contributed, on a European level, to political polarization and confessionalisation? And finally, how were the Tridentine reforms implemented on a more global level, through mission and evangelization? In each of the above mentioned questions, special attention is given to the contribution of the religious orders, in addition to the interplay between the Catholic and the Protestant Reformation. It is the explicit aim of the conference to bring together junior and senior researchers from different disciplines and confessional backgrounds. Details.

Arts, Portraits and Representation in the Reformation Era

15-17 May, 2014. Bologna, Italy. This conference will attend to the theme of how the arts were used to represent power, theological and political standpoints and cultural changes during the Reformation. Details.

International Congress on Calvin Research

August 24-28, 2014. Zürich, Switzerland. The 11th international Congress on Calvin Research will take place hosted by the Institute for Swiss Reformation Studies at the Theological Faculty of the University of Zürich. Details.

Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa

28 June – 1 July 2016. Nairobi, Kenya. For better or worse, much ink has been used to write about their animosity, especially in the European context. While this important historical chapter will be explored in other venues, the international conference in Nairobi aims to re-examine the encounters between the Jesuits and the Protestants and their respective traditions in the context of Africa. The conference is organized by the Committee for the Study of Religion at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. Details.

Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia

9-11 November, 2016. Macau, China. This conference aims to re-examine the encounters between the Jesuits and the Protestants and their respective traditions in the context of Asia. Details.


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