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1994 ISSRC Conference

"Reformed Reactions to Modernity"
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
May 24-27, 1994

Paper presentations and authors:

Gerard Dekker Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Reformed Reactions to Modernity: The Case of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands"
Bonganjalo Goba University of Durban-Westville, South Africa

"The Struggle for a New Identity Within the Reformed Community: A South African Perspective"
Mark Mullins Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

"Between Sacralization and Secularization: The Struggle for Christian Higher Education in Japan"
Harry Van Belle King's College, Edmonton, Canada

"Reformation or Secularization? A History on Neo-Calvinism in The Netherlands and Canada"
Gary Bouma Monash University, Clayton, Australia

"Comfortable on the Margins: The Churches' Complicity in the Marginalization of Religion"
Richard Houskamp Pine Rest Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

"The Impact of Modernity on Pine Rest Christian Hospital"
Roger Nemeth and Donald Luidens Hope College, Holland, MI, USA

"Intra- and Intergenerational Transmission of Religious Practices in the Reformed Church in America: An Exploratory Analysis"
James Penning and Corwin Smidt Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

"The Influence of Secularization on the Church: Christian Reformed Church Ministers' Perceptions"
Robert Swierenga Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

"Calvinists in the Second City: The Dutch Reformed of Chicago's West Side"
Joyce VanderVliet Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

"The Status of Women in the Church: A Comparison of Canadian and Dutch Cases"
Bradley Breems Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, USA

"Boundary-Maintenance Among the Dutch in a Canadian Community"
Rodger Rice and Ann Annis Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

"Toward the Development of a Denominationalism Scale: A Methodological Paper"
Craig VanGelder Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

"Defining the Center-Finding the Boundaries: The Challenge of Re-Visioning the Church in North America for the 21st Century"
Lynn Japinga Hope College, Holland, MI, USA

"The Church Must Make Its Influence Felt: RCA Reactions to Modernity, 1900-1940"
Hijme Stoffels Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Prophecy, Prayer, Protest, and Penetration: Dutch Orthodox Calvinism Confronting Modernity"
Marthy Veerman Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Three Divisions Within the Reformed Protestant Churches in The Netherlands"
Michael Yoder Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, USA

"Transforming Society vs. Purifying the Church: Iowa Reformed and Amish-Mennonites as a Case Study"
Gary Bouma Monash University, Clayton, Australia

"Reformed Christianity as a Modern Project"
Hendrik Pieterse University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

"Immanentistic Beliefs in God: An Elite Response to Secularization"
Dennis Voskuil Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI, USA

"Strangers in Their Own Land: Calvinists in Arminian Culture"
Bruce Wearne Monash University, Clayton, Australia

"Reforming Sociology's Reaction: Christian Sociology Confronts Modernity's Search for Self-Understanding"
Dirk Kuiper Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Dutch Orthodox-Protestants Between Isolation and Accommodation: A Historical-Sociological Approach to Institutional Developments (1945-1980)"
Jan Jonkers Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Kampen, The Netherlands

"Modernization and Congregational Belief"

 

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