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The History of Evangelicals and Religious Freedom

October 6, 2021 – October 8, 2021 all-day

(Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP) (Photo by KOLA SULAIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

An international online conference from the Evangelical Studies Program at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and co-sponsored by Baylor’s Truett Seminary

After a successful conference last year on the history of Evangelicals in Latin America, the Evangelical Studies Program at Baylor ISR will hold a conference on the history of Evangelicals and religious freedom. It will range over the period from the eighteenth century to the present and will have papers on many parts of the globe.

Last year the conference, which was originally planned to happen in-person, actually took place by Zoom. This year we shall adopt the same method. Papers will be pre-recorded and will be followed by live Q and A with the presenters and participants.

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Paper topics include Evangelicals and religious freedom in Colonial America, the global issue in the United States after the Cold War and Evangelical engagement with religious freedom in the era of Donald J. Trump. Britain, China, Eastern Europe, and Nigeria will each have a paper and so will several individuals, including William Jennings Bryan and George W. Truett. The full program will shortly be posted here.

Participation is free, but registration is essential.  Closer to the conference, you will receive information by e-mail about how to join via Zoom.

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The papers from the Latin American conference are due to be published by Baylor University Press, and it is planned that the papers from this conference will also appear in print with the help of the conference organizer David Bebbington.