Calvin and Current Calvinisms
Venue: Sioux Falls Seminary
|Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2009||End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2009|
|Registration Date: Jul 01, 2009|
On one hand, the conference seeks to recognize the tremendous impact Calvin had in his own era. Expert historian Scott M. Manetsch will help clarify the significance of his work in Geneva, and chart the development of the churches shaped by him in the sixteenth century. From there, the conference seeks to facilitate a conversation between the many groups identifying themselves as â€œCalvinistâ€ or â€œReformedâ€ today. How has Calvinâ€™s legacy been received and developed in the Reformed and Presbyterian churches? Why are so many Baptist groups and free churches identifying themselves with him? And what about these so-called â€œyoung Calvinistsâ€?
The day will include several main presentations, a breakout session for the reading of scholarly papers, and a diverse panel of thinkers discussing what it means to follow in John Calvinâ€™s footsteps in this day and age.