Call for Applications: Religious Freedom Research Project Graduate Summer Research Fellowship… https://t.co/0EMx5827Pf
David Brainerd’s 300th Birthday https://t.co/DPWKtPmmFZ Thomas Kidd, @TGC
Puritans, Baptists, and the Powers of Darkness - ISR symposium Apr. 18 featuring Crawford Gribben and Philip Jenkins https://t.co/akhaMludyU
Five Great Books on African American Evangelical History - Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/rDfrYw545M
On Getting Churches Totally Wrong https://t.co/p47UX5ZQ9c Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
The Dancer and the Hero https://t.co/SZPw32RgTh Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
The Story Behind ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ,’ by @MeanCharlotte - cites the work of ISR's Rodney Stark https://t.co/eTF387hEUQ via @WSJOpinion
Puritans, Baptists, and the Powers of Darkness - ISR symposium Apr. 18 featuring Crawford Gribben and Philip Jenkin… https://t.co/hElvfwY8jj
Western Christians’ Responses to Denials of Religious Freedom - Paul Marshall https://t.co/5jPd5qjgXd @drpaulmarshall @CaesarsSword
The distinctive faith of South America's Quechua Catholics https://t.co/kwJ1vlhPa1 Philip Jenkins via @ChristianCent

Whitefield Symposium

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“George Whitefield at 300: Remembering the Eighteenth Century’s Greatest Revivalist”

November 13-14, 2014
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December 2014 marks the 300th birthday of George Whitefield, the leading evangelist of the First Great Awakening, and the most famous person in America prior to the American Revolution. In spite of his remarkable career, Whitefield remains strangely unknown today, but his 300th birthday represents a major opportunity to revisit the triumphs and controversies generated by his preaching ministry. This symposium will gather a range of experts on George Whitefield and the Anglo-American evangelical movement in order to consider Whitefield’s titanic influence on Christian faith in his own time, and on Christian movements through the present day.

November 13, 2014 7-8:00 pm
Lecture by Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor University Professor of History: George Whitefield, Evangelical Christian: The Great Revivalist’s Core Motivations

November 14, 2014
Morning Panel 10:30 am – noon

Philippa Koch, Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago Divinity School: Slavery, Mission, and the Perils of Providence: The Writings of Whitefield and the Halle Pietists
Stephen Berry, Associate Professor of History, Simmons College:  George Whitefield the Sailor
Peter Choi, Senior Fellow, Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco: George Whitefield and Slavery: A Preacher in the Marketplace of Empire

Afternoon Lectures: 1:30 pm and 3:15 pm
1:30 pm David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling and Baylor Visiting Distinguished Professor of History: The Legacy of George Whitefield
3:15 pm Bruce Hindmarsh, Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College: A Burning and Shining Light: The Zealous Spirituality of George Whitefield