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The Curse of Quotations https://t.co/Em38P6SjPx Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
Protestants and Immigration, Past and Present https://t.co/NR0o3WLEE2 @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang @nickphistory
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"Luther in the New World: Native People and Reformation in Sixteenth-Century New Spain" Veronica Gutierrez lecture… https://t.co/CHM9hXLw5r
Benjamin Franklin's Faith - Thomas Kidd on @CSPAN https://t.co/FTMUPS2pXd @museumofBible @cspanhistory
REIMAGINING GLOBAL CHRISTIAN HISTORY: FRESH INSIGHTS https://t.co/gksR1IhAec ISR symposium on Feb. 21 featuring Veronica Gutierrez
Civil Discourse Amidst the Dodos https://t.co/rGzWlbKmWs Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
Why North and South Korea approach religious freedom so differently https://t.co/cxC0Zska6w @kelsey_dallas @brianjgrim
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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

Anna Redhair is a second-year Masters student in the Baylor History Program. Her research focuses on medieval pilgrimage and women, and she will defend her thesis in April 2018.

Beth Allison Barr is an Associate Professor of History at Baylor University, where she also serves as the Graduate Program Director. She is a medieval historian, specializing in women and religion. Her first book, The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England, was published by Boydell in 2008 and she has completed a working draft of her second book project, Women in English Sermons 1350-1500. Out of the several articles she has written, her favorite comparing representations of Mary Magadalen in orthodox and heretical sermons was runner-up for the Jane Dempsey Douglas Prize in 2016. Her research has been generously supported by Baylor as well as by a Sabbatical Grant for Researchers from the Louisville Institute, and she is a regular writer for the Patheos blog The Anxious Bench.

Verónica A. Gutiérrez is an Associate Professor of Latin American History and Director of Undergraduate Research at Azusa Pacific University. She is the first Latin American specialist at APU. Her training in Colonial Mexico, Mesoamerican Cultures, Medieval Castile, Franciscan Spirituality, and the Early Modern Catholic World landed her a position as an Internationalization Faculty Fellow in APU’s Center for Global Learning and Engagement, where she worked toward improving student experience, particularly during the Semester in Ecuador.
Gutiérrez’s own research examines the development of indigenous-Christianity in sixteenth-century Mexico, especially by native peoples ministered by Franciscans. This work finds voice in her book project, Converting a Sacred City: Franciscans, Nahuas, and Spaniards in San Pedro Cholula, 1528-1648. Of her publications, “Quetzalcoatl’s Enlightened City: A Close Reading of Bernard Picart’s Engraving of Cholollan/Cholula,” received the Hubert Herring Award from the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies. She has received a variety of institutional research support, including from Fulbright, the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Spain’s Ministry of Culture, the Academy of American Franciscan History, the Latin American Institute at UCLA, the Faculty Research Council at APU, and the Graves Award in the Humanities.

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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