Monday, March 2, 2009

Pietism Conference at Bethel University

March 19-21, 2009

From intellectual inquiry to spiritual practice to social reform, Pietism has exerted an enormous influence on various forms of Trans-Atlantic Christianity, and on Western culture more generally. However, this contribution remains largely unacknowledged or misunderstood because some negative stereotypes—some undeserved, others deserved—cast Pietism as a quietistic, sectarian religion that is interested primarily in a narrow set of concerns.

The goal of this conference is to provide scholars from all traditions an opportunity to explore the many dimensions of the pietist heritage, with a view to understanding the ongoing relevance of the "pietist impulse" for contemporary problems and questions across disciplines.

Plenary Speakers:

Donald Dayton: Author of Discovering an Evangelical Heritage
Emilie Griffin: Author of Doors into Prayer
Shirley Mullen: President, Houghton College
Roger Olson: Professor of Theology, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University
Jonathan Strom: Associate Professor of Church History, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

* The above is taken from Bethel University's website.

I will also be doing a paper at the conference entitled: "The Living Church and the Living Word: Kierkegaard and Grundtvig on the Locus of Revelation."

Get your tickets now, you won't want to miss it!


Sports Dave said...

Rumor has it there's a groundbreaking paper on pentecostalism and pietism too.

Just sayin'.

DLW said...

I'm going to be helping out w. the hosting of the event.

And probably mentioning once or twice the parallels between early Pietism and enabling the proliferation of local third parties via the incorporation of Proportional Representation into state house of representative elections.