Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 01, 2009
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This year is the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, great servant and theologian for the Church. To commemorate this occasion Sioux Falls Seminary is hosting a conference on Friday, October 16, 2009 for lay leaders and pastors, theologians and scholars, seminarians and university students.

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 “Calvinist” or “Reformed” today. How has Calvin’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 “young Calvinists”?

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 Calvin’s footsteps in this day and age.


2100 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States