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2009 Summer Seminars

Deliver Us From Evil: Genocide and the Christian World
James E. Waller, Ph.D., University of Vermont
June 22 - July 10, 2009

Philosophical Reflections on Liturgy
Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, Ph.D., Yale University
and Terence D. Cuneo, Ph.D., University of Vermont
June 22 - July 10, 2009

Professing Literature: Christian Engagement with Contemporary Literary Studies
Susan VanZanten Gallagher, Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University
and Roger W. Lundin, Ph.D., Wheaton College
July 6-10, 2009

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary
July 6 - 17, 2009

Business as Ministry: Exploring the Issues, Trends and Challenges
Steven L. Rundle, Ph.D., Biola University
and C. Neal Johnson, Ph.D., J.D., Bakke Graduate University
July 13-24, 2009

Taste and See: How to Teach for Depth in Worship
John D. Witvliet, Ph.D., Calvin College
July 13-24, 2009

Flame of Love: Social Science and Theology
on the Great Commandment

Stephen Post, Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook
Margaret Poloma, Ph.D., University of Akron
Matthew Lee, Ph.D., University of Akron
July 13 - 24, 2009

From Text to Sermon
Frederick Dale Bruner, Fuller Theological Seminary
and Scott Hoezee, Calvin Theological Seminary
July 20-24, 2009

Communitas: A Visiting Scholars Program
June 22-August 1, 2009

2008 Summer Seminars

Being Muslim in the United States
Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School
July 14-August 1, 2008

Teaching and Learning as Spiritual Disciplines
Frans van Liere, Calvin College and Dale M. Coulter, Regent University
July 21-25, 2008

Congregations and Religious Diversity in Contemporary America
R. Stephen Warner, University of Illinois at Chicago
June 23-July 18, 2008

Communitas: A Visiting Scholars Program
June 23-August 1, 2008

Christian Hymnody in Historical Perspective
Edith Blumhofer, Wheaton College
June 23-July 3, 2008

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary
July 7-18, 2008

From Text to Sermon
Frederick Dale Bruner, Fuller Theological Seminary
and Scott Hoezee, Calvin Theological Seminary
July 21-25, 2008

Science, Philosophy, Belief:
A Seminar for Chinese Scholars
Del Ratzsch, Calvin College
and Michael Murray, Franklin and Marshall University
June 23-July 18, 2008
(This event is by invitation only.)


2007 Summer Seminars

Liturgical Identities: Global, National, Ecclesial
Michael L. Budde, DePaul University and
D. Stephen Long, Marquette University

Shaping Communities:
The Role of Theatre in the Christian Academy

Debra L. Freeberg, Calvin College
John Steven Paul, Valparaiso University, and
Michael Stauffer, Wheaton College

Biblical Studies Across the Curriculum:
Discerning Scripture for the Disciplines

James K. A. Smith, Calvin College and
J. Richard Middleton, Roberts Wesleyan College

Business as Ministry:
Exploring the Issues, Patterns, and Challenges

Steven L. Rundle, Biola University and
C. Neal Johnson, Belhaven College

Communitas: A Visiting Scholars Program

June 25-July 27, 2007
Funds for Communitas fellowships provided by the
Provost's Office of Calvin College

Teaching Hymnology
Bert Polman, Calvin College

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary

Transforming Voices:
Worship and Preaching Among Afro-Christian Women

Michelle R. Loyd-Paige, Calvin College,
Charsie Randolph Sawyer, Calvin College, and
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College

Consultation of Afro-Christian Scholars in Higher Education
Michelle R. Loyd-Paige, Calvin College and
Willie Jennings, Duke Divinity School

Primal Religions as the Substructure of Christianity
Andrew F. Walls, University of Edinburgh;
Kwame and Gillian M. Bediako, Akrofi-Christaller Institute

Teaching the Reformation in a Pluralist Age
Karin Maag, Calvin College

Reimagining Educational Excellence
A conference hosted by the
Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning

 

2006 Summer Seminars

Teaching Hymnology
Bert Polman, Calvin College

The Many Languages of African-American Christian Worship and Music
James Abbington, Emory University

Communitas: A Visiting Scholars Program
June 19-July 28, 2006

Christian Worship and the Practices of Visual Art
William Dyrness, Fuller Theological Seminary

The Transformation of Christian Worship:
Recent History of Protestant and Catholic Practices (1960-2000)
John Witvliet, Calvin College & Seminary

Liturgy and Politics: Is the Church a Polis?
William Cavanaugh, University of St. Thomas

"Taste and See that the Lord is Good":
Liturgical Participation and the Dynamics of Happiness
Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary

Faith in the Classroom:
Christian Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
David Smith, Calvin College

Writing as Christian Proclamation in Contemporary Contexts:
The Truth’s Superb Surprise
Debra Rienstra, Calvin College

Consultation of Afro-Christian Scholars in Higher Education
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College, and
Willie Jennings, Duke Divinity School

2005 Summer Seminars

Musical Theology: Past Lessons, Present Perspectives
Richard Plantinga, Calvin College and
Clayton Schmit, Fuller Theological Seminary

Keeping and Talking the Word:
Scripture Memorization for Contemplation, Formation, and Proclamation
Timothy Brown, Western Theological Seminary

Faith in the Classroom:
Christian Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
David Smith, Calvin College

Communitas: A Visiting Scholars Program
June 27-July 22, 2005

Making Markets Work for the Rural Poor:
Christian Mission and Global Enterprise
Chris Barrett, Cornell University and
Thomas Reardon, Michigan State University

CCCU Disciplinary Workshop on Philosophy: What Does it Mean to Be a Christian Philosopher Today?
C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University and
Eleonore Stump, St. Louis University

Christian Formation for Participation in Worship:
How to Teach Worship in Congregations and Schools
John Witvliet, Calvin College

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary

A Consultation of Afro-Christian Scholars in Higher Education
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College and
Willie J. Jennings, Duke University

Spirituality, Justice, and Pedagogy
a conference hosted by the
Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning

Secularity and Globalization: What Comes after Modernity?
The Fifth Annual Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference

The “Nature” of Belief:
Evolutionary Explanation, Biological Function, and Divine Purpose
Alvin Plantinga University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey P. Schloss Westmont College

2004 Summer Seminars

Works of Love:
Scientific and Theological Perspectives on Altruism
Stephen G. Post, Case Western Reserve University and
Institute for Research on Unlimited Love

Nature in Belief: Evolutionary Explanation,
Biological Function, and Religious Purpose
Alvin Plantinga, University of Notre Dame and
Jeffrey Schloss, Westmont College

Gather into One:
Praying and Singing with Christians Worldwide
C. Michael Hawn, Perkins School of Theology,
Southern Methodist University

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary

CCCU Disciplinary Workshop on Theatre:
What's Right about Theatre in the Christian Academy
Debra Freeberg, Calvin College

Writing the World History of Christianity Since 1900
Mark Noll, Wheaton College

Afro-Christian Worship and Social Transformation
Michelle Loyd-Paige, Calvin College
Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid, Walla Walla College
Pic Charles Onwochei, University of Jos

The Preacher as Minor Poet
Craig Barnes, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and
Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Conceptual Models for Integrating Christian Faith
and Social Work Practice
Cheryl Brandsen, Calvin College
Beryl Hugen, Calvin College

2003 Summer Seminars

Bach the Preacher
a symposium with insights from theology,
musicology, performance, liturgy, & pedagogy

Agricultural Biotechnology & Sustainability: Food for Thought
a conference hosted by David Koetje and Uko Zylstra, Calvin College

Revisiting the Reformed Confessions:
Everything You've Wanted to Know but Were Too Busy to Ask
Frank Roberts, Calvin College

Written on the Heart: The Tradition of Natural Law
J. Budziszewski, The University of Texas at Austin

Christian Perspectives on Foreign Language Education
Barbara Carvill and David Smith, Calvin College

Prospects of Historic Christian Liturgy in a Postmodern Age
Bryan D. Spinks, The Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University

Christian Environmentalism With/Out Boundaries:
Living as Part of God's Good Earth
Mark Bjelland, Steve Bouma-Prediger, Susan Bratton,
Janel Curry & John R. Wood

A Consultation of Afro-Christian Scholars in Higher Education
Barbara Omolade, City College of the City University of New York &
Willie Jennings, Duke University

Health and Transformation in Afro-Christian Worship
Charsie Sawyer, Calvin College
Alexis Abernethy, Fuller Theological Seminary
J. Derek McNeil, Wheaton College

Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Calvin Theological Seminary

Communicating Well for Ministry in a Technological Age
Quentin Schultze, Calvin College &
Duane Kelderman, Calvin Theological Seminary

Creation, Covenant, and Participation:
Radical Orthodoxy and the Reformed Tradition
a conference hosted by James K.A. Smith, Calvin College

Exploring Your Vocation in Christian Academic Institutions
A conference for undergraduate honors students from Lilly Network Schools

Christianity, Cultures, & Worship Worldwide
a conference hosted by Charles Farhadian, Calvin College


2002 Summer Seminars

From Tertullian to Tutu:
Africa's Place in Two Millennia of Christian History
Andrew Walls, University of Edinburgh

Hermeneutics at the Crossroads:
The Disciplines of Text Interpretation
Kevin Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

American Literature and the Question of Belief
Roger Lundin, Wheaton College

The Arts, Aesthetic Theory, and the Practice of Christian Worship
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University

Natural Science in the Calvinist Tradition
Davis Young and John Schneider, Calvin College

A Consultation of African American Christian Scholars
in Higher Education
Barbara Omolade, City College of the City University of New York &
Willie Jennings, Duke University

The Testimony of Place: Building Churches and Neighborhoods
a conference hosted by Lee Hardy, Calvin College


2001 Summer Seminars

The Loss of the Self in a Postmodern Therapeutic Culture
Paul Vitz, New York University

Morality, Culture, and the Power of Religion in Social Life
Christian Smith, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

New Urbanism and Communities of Faith
Philip Bess, Andrews University and Thursday Architects

Biology and Purpose:
Altruism, Morality, and Human Nature in Evolutionary Theory
Philip Clayton, Sonoma State University and
Jeffrey Schloss, Westmont College

The Practice of Business: Reformed Christian Perspectives
Shirley Roels, Calvin College and John Visser, Dordt College

CCCU Disciplinary Faculty Workshop in History
George Marsden, University of Notre Dame

Consultation of African American Christian Scholars in Higher Education: Integrating Faith and the Scholarly Disciplines
Barbara Omolade, City College of New York and Susan Felch, Calvin College

Christian Scholarship . . . for What?
an international interdisciplinary conference


2000 Summer Seminars

Christianity as a World Religion
Lamin Sanneh, Yale University

Modernity, Postmodernity, and the Future of Hope
Miroslav Volf, Yale University

Design, Self Organization, and the Integrity of Creation
William Dembski, Baylor University

Kierkegaard: A Man for All Disciplines
C. Stephen Evans, Calvin College


1999 Summer Seminars

God and Evil
Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame

Realism and Antirealism
William Alston, Syracuse University

Postmodernism and the Humanities
Susan Felch and Lee Hardy, Calvin College

American Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism:
An Historical Overview
George Marsden, University of Notre Dame


1998 Summer Seminars

Political Theory After Liberalism
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University

Theology and the New Physics
John Polkinghorne, Cambridge University

Anselm: Faith Seeking Understanding
Eleonore Stump, St. Louis University


1997 Summer Seminars

Puritanism and Its Discontents
Laura Lunger Knoppers, Pennsylvania State University

Globalization and Inequality
J. David Richardson, Syracuse University


1996 Summer Seminars

Tradition and Literary Study
Donald Marshall, University of Illinois at Chicago

Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought
Merold Westphal, Fordham University

 
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