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Calvin Studies Society 2009

John Calvin: Myth and Reality

April 16-18, 2009, Grand Rapids, MI




Thursday April 16

All sessions take place in the Chapel of Calvin Theological Seminary

11 am to 1 PM

Arrivals


1 – 1:30 PM

Welcome


1:30-2:20 PM

Session I: “The Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent: Myths, Realities, and Ambiguities in Calvin’s Teachings about Women”
Speaker: John Thompson, Fuller Theological Seminary; Chair: Susan Felch, Calvin College


2:30-3:20 PM

Session II: “Calvin and Church Discipline: Penance, Apology and Reconciliation”
Speaker: Diane Margolf, Colorado State University; Chair: Scott Manetsch, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


3:20-3:50 PM

Break in Seminary Student Center


3:50-4:40 PM

Session III: “Calvin’s Appeal to the Women of France, ca 1560-1600”
Speaker: Graeme Murdoch, Trinity College, Dublin; Chair: Amanda Eurich, Western Washington University    
* underwritten by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship


4:45-5:30 PM

Business meeting


5:30-7:15 PM

Dinner – see suggestions in your folder for meal options


7:30-9 PM

Session IV: Predestination panel: participants: Richard Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary; Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary; and Laura Smit, Calvin College; Chair: James DeJong, emeritus president, Calvin Theological Seminary


 

Friday April 17

 

9-9:50 AM

Session V: “Cruel, Cold and False: Calvin Through the Eyes of his Sixteenth-Century Dutch Opponents”
Speaker: Mirjam van Veen, Free University, Amsterdam; Chair: Henk Aay, Meijer chair in Dutch Language and Culture, Calvin College   
* underwritten by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship


10-10:20 AM

Chapel service (with Seminary community)


10:20-10:40 AM

Break in Seminary Student Center


10:45-11:35 AM

Session VI: “Calvinism on the Borders of the Empire: Johannes Wigand and the Lutheran Reaction to Calvinism”
Speaker: Irene Dingel, University of Mainz; Chair: Gary Hansen, Dubuque Theological Seminary
* underwritten by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship


11:45-1:20PM

Lunch – see suggestions in your folder for meal options


1:30-2:20 PM

Session VII: "Respect for the Word: What Calvin and Wittgenstein had against Images"
Speaker: Constantin Fasolt, University of Chicago; Chair: Sue Rozeboom, Ph.D candidate, University of Notre Dame


2:20-2:50 PM

Break in Seminary Student Center


2:50-3:40 PM

Session VIII: “God’s Gracious Provision: Calvin and his Heirs on Political Order”
Speaker: David Koyzis, Redeemer University College; Chair: Ward Holder, Saint Anselm College


3:50-4:40 PM

Session IX: "Did Calvin 'Never Change His Mind'? Private and Public Prayer and Development in Calvin's Thought"
Speaker: Elsie McKee, Princeton Theological Seminary; Chair: John Hesselink, emeritus president, Western Theological Seminary


5:30-7 PM

Conference Banquet in the Prince Conference Center (for those who made reservations in advance)


7:30-9 PM

Session X: Calvin and Worship/Music
Presenter: Rev. Randy Engle, Troy Christian Reformed Church


9-9:45 PM

Reception in the Seminary Student Center


 

Saturday April 18


 

8:-8:50 AM

Session XI: "Demoting Calvin: The Issue of Calvin and the Reformed Tradition"
Speaker: Richard Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary; Chair: Suzanne McDonald, Calvin College


9-9:50 AM

Session XII: "Elements of Calvin's Theology and Practice in the Establishment of Reformed Churches in Java in the Seventeenth Century"
Speaker: Yudha Thianto, Trinity Christian College; Chair: Pieter Tuit, Calvin Theological Seminary
* underwritten by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity


10-10:30 AM

Break in the Seminary Student Center


10:30-11:20 AM

Session XIII: “Calvin and the Social Order in Early America: Moral Ideals and Transatlantic Empire”
Speaker: Mark Valeri, Union Theological Seminary; Chair: Robert Vosloo, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


11:30-12:20 PM

Session XIV: “Doctrine of Scripture in the Calvinist churches in Korea”
Speaker: Jay Shim, Dordt College; Chair: Yang-En Chen, Taiwan Theological College and Seminary
* underwritten by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity


12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch and discussion: John Calvin: Past, Present, and Future
Closing discussion in the Seminary Student Center led by Karin Maag, H. Henry Meeter Center


The Calvin Studies Society wishes to thank the following for their financial support
that helped to make this conference possible:

  • The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary
  • The Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship at Calvin College
  • The Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College