1998 CONFERENCE ON FAITH AND HISTORY FALL MEETING
TWENTY-FIRST FALL MEETING
of the
CONFERENCE ON FAITH AND HISTORY
Lipscomb University
Nashville TN
September 24-26, 1998

Program Chair:
Charles W. Weber, Wheaton College
Local Arrangements:
J. David Lawrence, Lipscomb University
4:00 pm
Registration Begins, Lipscomb University, Lobby of the Swang Building, on the Belmont side of the campus adjacent to the library.
7:30 pm
Plenary Session 1, Swang 108
Chair: Charles W. Weber, Wheaton College
Welcome:
From Lipscomb University and
Thomas A. Askew, Gordon College, CFH President

ADDRESS:
"IT'S THE WORLD'S HISTORY:
DECOLONIZING HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY"
Paul Spikard, University of California at Santa Barbara


Paul Spikard and Ed Yamauchi agree to disagree
7:30 am
Registration Continues. Swang Building Lobby.
8:30 am: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Panel 1, Burton 126:
"Millennialism: Historical and Literary Perspectives"

Moderator:
Frank Johnson, Mid-America Nazarene University

"MILLENNIALISM, HISTORICISM, AND GLOBALIZATION"
Jerry Summers, East Texas Baptist University

"THE GLOBALIZATION OF APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE"
Robert Ellison, East Texas Baptist University

Commentator:
Richard Kyle, Tabor College

Panel 2, Burton 130:
"Seeking the Promised Land in Jim Crow America"

Moderator:
Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein, University of Tennessee

"FRANCIS GRIMKE AND THE VALUE AND LIMITS OF CARTER WOODSON'S MODEL OF THE PROGRESSIVE BLACK PASTOR"
Mark Sidwell, Bob Jones University

"BEYOND 'THE SUN DO MOVE':
REV. JOHN JASPER AND THE CHALLENGE OF ACCOMMODATION IN POST-CIVIL WAR AMERICA"
Steve Messer, Taylor University

Commentator:
Richard L. Gray, Taylor University

9:45 am: Morning Break
10:15 am
Plenary Session 2, Swang 108
Chair: Ronald T. Clutter, Grace Theological Seminary

ADDRESS:
"ANCIENT HISTORY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE:
TWO CASE STUDIES"
Edwin Yamauchi, Miami University


Jack Barlow attempts to supplement his meagre salary by
purveying merchandise of dubious provenance
11:30 am: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Panel 3, Swang 108:
"Emergence of an International Evangelical Consciousness"

Moderator:
Jack P. Barlow, Sr, Huntington College

"LORD SHAFTESBURY AND GLOBALIZATION"
Donald M. Lewis, Regent College

"BISHOP WILLIAM TAYLOR:
THE WORLD WAS HIS PARISH"
Alan H. Winquist, Taylor University

Commentator:
Ronald A. Wells, Calvin College


Ron Wells, in Pontifical Mode
Panel 4, Swang 110:
"Traditions and Contemporary Culture in Global Perspective"

Moderator:
Gary K. Pranger, Oral Roberts University

"'RABBIT WARREN':
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANIMAL RIGHTS, MONISM, AND GLOBALIZATION"
Elizabeth George, Southern Illinois University

"A NON-VIOLENT JESUS:
ILLUSTRATIONS OF A GOSPEL-ROOTED RADICAL PACIFIST TRADITION FROM MENNO SIMONS TO DESMOND TUTU"
Daniel MacGilvray, Government Printing Office Museum

"PENTECOSTALISM AS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT"
David Ringer, University of Dayton

Commentator:
Douglas G. Jacobsen, Messiah College

12:45 pm: Lunch Break
2:00 pm: TOUR OF CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS


Dwight Brautigam, Glenn Sanders, and Rick Pointer at Franklin TN
In the Fall of 1864 Southern General John Bell Hood made a desperate attempt to capture Union-occupied Middle Tennessee. The famous campaign proved disastrous for the Confederate army and was the last major operation of the Civil War in the Western Theater. We visited several important sites pertaining to the climactic battle in Franklin, 12 miles south of Nashville.

The tour included stops at Winstead Hill where Hood gave the fateful order to attack the Union army, the Carter House where Union troops stubbornly beat back repeated assaults, and the nearby Carnton Mansion which was used after the battle as a Confederate hospital and cemetery.

Hosts for the tour were military historian Dr. Timothy Johnson of Lipscomb University, who organized and planned the program, and Mr. Thomas Cartwright, military curator, Carter House Museum.

7:00 pm
Conference Banquet, Student Center
Chair: J. David Lawrence, Lipscomb University

Brief Reports:
Richard V. Pierard, CFH Secretary-Treasurer
Frank C. Roberts, Editor, Fides et Historia

ADDRESS:
"WHITE RELIGION, POLITICS, AND SOCIAL REFORM IN THE SOUTH"
Wayne Flynt, Auburn University


Dick Pierard, as usual, upstages
David Lawrence and Wayne Flynt
8:00 am
Registration Continues, Swang Building Lobby.
8:30 am: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Panel 5, Swang 108:
"Missionaries and Globalization at the Turn of the Century"

Moderator:
Robert Claxton, West Georgia University

"GLOBALIZATION AND THE MISSIONARY ENTERPRISE:
A CASE STUDY OF ROBERT E. SPEER'S MISSIONS AND MODERN HISTORY"
James A. Patterson, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

"STRANGE TALES FROM THE MISSION FIELD:
THE RECEPTION OF JOHN LIVINGSTON NEVIUS' DEMON POSSESSION (1894)"
Bradley J. Gundlach, Wheaton College

"PRESBYTERIAN MISSIONS, JAPANESE IMPERIALISM, AND KOREAN NATIONALISM:
A 1919 VERSAILLES TREATY CASE STUDY"
Thomas A. Askew, Gordon College


Tom Askew, in Presidential Mode
Commentator:
Michael Kugler, Northwestern College

Panel 6, Swang 110:
"Africa in Global Perspective"

Moderator:
Richard Ostrander, John Brown University

"AFRO-ARAB SLAVE TRADE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EAST AFRICA"
George S. Sochan, Bowie State University

"AFRICAN CULTURE AND THE GOSPEL:
CONTEXTUALIZATION IN THE MAKING"
J. Dele Adeleru, Vanderbilt University

Commentator:
Mark R. Shaw, Nairobi Evangelical School of Theology

9:45 am: Morning Break
10:15 am
Plenary Session 3, Swang 108
Chair: Glenn E. Sanders, Oklahome Baptist University

ADDRESS:
"MISSIONS, INTERCULTURAL ENCOUNTER, AND CHANGE IN WESTERN INDIA"
Mohan D. David, University of Bombay


Jack Barlow simulates modesty, thus (cleverly) attracting more attention
to himself and away from Glenn Sanders and Dwight Brautigam
11:15 am: Short Break
11:30 am: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Panel 7, Swang 108:
"The Missionary Dimension of Cultural Representation"

Moderator:
Robert Mathisen, Western Baptist College

"COMPLICATIONS IN THE WESTERNIZATION PARADIGM:
THE ROLE OF CONVERSION IN THE NORTHERN BAPTIST AND METHODIST MISSIONARY MOVEMENTS, 1835-1895"
Jay Case, University of Notre Dame

"TWO AFRICAS, ONE MISSION:
NORTHERN METHODISM AND THE DISCOURSE OF REDEEMING AFRICA, 1885-1910"
Jay D. Green, Covenant College

Commentator:
Nancy L. Erickson, Erskine College

Panel 8, Swang 110:
"Millennialism and the Year 2000"

Moderator:
Belden Menkus, Hillsboro, Tennessee

"THE CONFUSION OF CALENDARS:
THE MEANING OF THE MILLENNIAL CHANGE TO OTHER PEOPLES"
Richard V. Pierard, Indiana State University

"PROPHETIC FAILURES AND THE CHRISTIAN HOPE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
Robert G. Clouse, Indiana State University

Commentator:
William Vance Trollinger, Jr., University of Dayton

12:45 pm
Lunch Break
2:00 pm
Plenary Session 4, Swang 108
Chair: Richard W. Pointer, Westmont College

ADDRESS:
"RECENT THEMES IN THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF WORLD HISTORY"
Donald A. Yerxa, Eastern Nazarene University

3:00 pm
Afternoon Break
3:15 pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Panel 9, Swang 108:
"Globalization and the Catholic Tradition"

Moderator:
Douglas A. Sweeney, Trinity International University

"A CHURCH NOW CONSTITUTED:
GEORGE PHILIPS AND A PURITAN VIEW OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM"
Timothy Wood, Marquette University

"MARY MAGDALEN AND THE PROVENCAL SAINTS:
WHY THE LEGEND MATTERS"
David W. Leinweber, Oxford College of Emory University

Commentator:
John Roney, Sacred Heart University

Session 10, Swang 110:
"Cross-Culrural Evangelism and Ministry"

Moderator:
Barry Hankins, Baylor University

"THE ABUNDANT LIFE PREVAILS:
RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS OF ST. HELENA ISLAND"
Michael C. Wolfe, Jefferson United Methodist Church (SC)

"EVANGELIZING 'THESE POOR HEATHEN AT OUR VERY DOORS:
CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY IN POST-CIVIL WAR NEW MEXICO"
Michele T. Butts, Austin Peay State University

Commentator:
Anne B. Wills, Duke University

4.30 pm
Adjournment

Posted: October, 1998

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