The 2015 Conference of the Evangelical History Association

Date: Saturday 8 August 2015

The Scots College, Sydney
Keynote Speaker:
Professor David W. Bebbington, University of Stirling


Call for Papers

The Evangelical History Association is pleased to invite papers for its conference on the theme of Christianity and crisis.

Since Augustine penned City of God, moments of crisis—whether political, moral, environmental or economic in nature—have proved productive for the shaping of Christian witness, thought and practice. We welcome papers of 20 minutes’ length on all areas of the history of Christianity that address the theme of Christianity and crisis in the widest possible terms. Topics might include (but are not limited to) Christianity and:

– warfare or diplomatic crises
– economic or financial crises
– eschatology and apocalypticism
– crises of faith and doubt
– ecological or environmental crises
– moral crises
– theological and/or philosophical crises.

We also invite for the first time—separate to the standard 20 min historical papers invited above—shorter 10 minute papers (1000-1200 words) that address the brief: ‘Contemporary Crises: Applying Perspectives from the Past’. These shorter papers are to address a contemporary issue and reflect on what resources the history of Christianity offer us for understanding or responding to it. Depending on uptake, we plan to arrange a special publication venue for these shorter papers. Longer papers will be welcomed for submission to the EHA’s peer-reviewed journal, Lucas: An Evangelical History Review.

Keynote speaker for the conference is Professor David Bebbington of the University of Stirling, one of the world’s leading historians of Protestantism, and author of numerous works on evangelicalism, revivalism and Baptist history. Bebbington and other leading Australian scholars will also take part in a special panel session marking the centenary of Australian involvement in World War I.”

The conference is to be held on Saturday, 8 August 2015, 9am-5pm at The Scots College, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, with registration opening from 8:30am. Dinner at nearby Rose Bay will follow the conclusion of the program.”

Registration fees for non-EHA members are $70, which covers all catering aside from the optional extra dinner. EHA members will pay a discounted rate of $50. Students and non wage-earners are eligible for a concession rate of $30. To encourage EHA membership, we offer a combined conference and membership fee of $90.

Please send abstracts of 250 words and a brief bio to Laura Rademaker by 1 June 2015 at [email protected]

Conference registration will be available on the EHA website from April 1, 2015.

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