Reinventing Christianity After Rome https://t.co/ROS6pJWmXf Philip Jenkins @anxious_bench
Dec. 2017 issue of Baylor ISR Religion Watch now available https://t.co/C1D5hXsLaI
Were Christian Missionaries Good for Liberal Democracy? https://t.co/8EdIbBbS42 @abcreligion on the work of ISR's Robert Woodberry
Reconciling Deism and Puritanism in Benjamin Franklin https://t.co/4w0AHonOaR Thomas Kidd, @yalepress
Baylor History Professor Earns Top Recognition for Book on Benjamin Franklin https://t.co/KlYBbMSUQh @BaylorUMedia @yalepress
Why people still speak Guaraní https://t.co/FZBQ94XkcE Philip Jenkins via @ChristianCent
Martin Luther: Last of the Medievals or First of the Moderns? - Carl Trueman at #BaylorSFC conference https://t.co/kDlDrjtrzs @BaylorIFL
Infidels, Demons, Witches, and Quakers https://t.co/D8M3ssI0cL Philip Jenkins via @PatheosEvang @anxious_bench
Fides ex auditu before the Reformation: Women and the Bible in Late-medieval English Sermons… https://t.co/U1PRm1NNCZ

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Feb
21
Wed
2018
REIMAGINING GLOBAL CHRISTIAN HISTORY: FRESH INSIGHTS SYMPOSIUM @ Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

REIMAGINING GLOBAL CHRISTIAN HISTORY: FRESH INSIGHTS

As Christianity has spread around the world in recent decades, so scholars are asking exciting new questions about the global dimensions of Christian history: A global faith demands a global history. Enriching this project has been the application of new perspectives and methodologies, quests for new linkages and parallels. Our session today presents some provocative and enriching examples of this emerging global history, with a special focus on the medieval and early modern worlds.

1:00-2:45pm- SESSION 1

Anna Redhair, MA candidate, History, Baylor University
Women’s Roles in the Book of the Saint of the Ethiopian Church

Beth Allison Barr, History, Baylor University
Paul on Women Reconsidered: Medieval Europe to Africa

2:45-3:00pm BREAK

3:00-4:30pm
Verónica A. Gutiérrez, History, Azusa Pacific University
Luther in the New World: Native People and Reformation in Sixteenth- Century New Spain

4:30-5:00 pm
Q and A for all panelists: The next steps in global Christian history

Apr
18
Wed
2018
PURITANS, BAPTISTS AND THE POWERS OF DARKNESS @ Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Baptist tradition emerged from the Puritan ferment in the seventeenth century British Isles, an era of effervescent debate over spiritual authority and Biblical interpretation that swiftly spilled over into New England. Alongside the theological issues that we know today, Puritans of this era had to address critical issues concerning the supernatural realm, about the power of ghosts and witches, and the whole question of spiritual warfare. How could a Christian discern authentic spiritual experience from diabolical counterfeit?

Crawford Gribben is a leading scholar of the history of Puritanism and evangelical origins. He works especially in the development and dissemination of religious ideas, especially in terms of apocalyptic and millennial thought, in the print cultures of Puritanism and evangelicalism. He is presently Professor of History at Queen’s University, Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Among his many books is John Owen and English Puritanism. Experiences of Defeat (2016)

Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, and a member of the Institute for Studies of Religion, ISR

2:00-3:00 pm Philip Jenkins
Katherine Bowen’s Nightmare: Baptists and Witches in Seventeenth Century Britain

Break

3:15-4:30 pm  Crawford Gribben
Ghosts and Signs of Grace: Baptist Spirituality in Cromwellian Ireland

4:30-5:00
General discussion

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