Conference on Faith and History Fall 2002 Program

Tradition, Confession, Perspective:
Tools & Communities of Interpretation
for the Christian Historian


The 2002 Conference on Faith and History Biennial Meeting
Huntington College, Huntington, IN
October 10-12, 2002

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2002

5:00 pm REGISTRATION

Habecker Dining Commons (HDC)
Upper Level Lobby

7:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 1: Thursday, October 10, 2002
Keynote Address
Location: HDC Banquet Rooms ABC

Chair: Jay D. Green, Covenant College
Address:
Christian History in an Age of Christian Scholarship

Christopher Shannon, St. Marys College IN
Response: D.G. Hart, Westminster Theological Seminary in California

(Following the plenary, the President of Huntington College will be hosting a reception in the HDC Lobby.)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2002

7:30 am REGISTRATION, HDC Lobby

8:00 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Session 1: Friday, October 11, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, HDC Banquet Room A
Christianity and the Historical Instruction of Children
Chair: Stephen Mucher, University of Michigan
Hagiography or History at Home?: The Framers and American Exceptionalism in Christian Home School Curricula
Timothy Kneeland, Nazareth College
Home School History: A Comparison of the Sources
Alan Snyder, Patrick Henry College
Comment: Tom Jones, Taylor University

Session 2: Friday, October 11, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, Merillat Centre for the Arts Recital Hall
ROUNDTABLE: Teaching Church History in Confessional Context: Pedagogy and Instruction Utilizing Disciplinary Methodology
Chair and Moderator:
Richard Cherok, Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary
Panelists:
Kurt W. Peterson, North Park University
George Marsden, University of Notre Dame
Boyd Coolman, Duke Divinity School
James Halverson, Judson College IL
Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College

Session 3: Friday, October 11, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, HDC Banquet Room B
The Illusive Dream: The Southern Baptist Educational Mission and Heritage
Chair:
Maxie Burch, Grand Canyon University
The Baptist Resources For A Christian Higher Education With Integrity
John Wells, Carson-Newman College
The Southern Baptist Reader: A Postmodern Solution to the Perspectival Dilemma
Glenn Robins, Georgia Southwestern State University
Comment: David Gushee, Union University

Session 4: Friday, October 11, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, HDC Banquet Room C
Christian Perspectives on Early Modern European Historiography
Chair: J. Derek Halvorson, Loyola University Chicago
The Historiography of Post-Reformation Reformed Scholasticism: Confessional Bias or Valid History?
Martin Klauber, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Comment:
Eric W. Carlsson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary

9:30 am MORNING BREAK, HDC Lobby

10:00 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Session 5: Friday, October 11, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, Merillat Centre for the Arts Recital Hall
ROUNDTABLE: Into the Darkness? Teaching about Nazism and the Holocaust from a Christian Perspective
Chair and Moderator: Sonja Wentling, Kent State University
Panelists:
Raymond Sun, Washington State University
Jeffrey Zalar, Valparaiso University
Richard Pierard, Gordon College
Theodore Nitz, Gonzaga University

Session 6: Friday, October 11, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, HDC Banquet Room A
History In the Perspective of John Howard Yoder: Views from the Second Generation
Chair: William V. Trollinger, University of Dayton
The Word Made Flesh and the Skin of History in Yoderian Historiography
Gerald Biesecker-Mast, Bluffton College
The Renewal of Theology in the Way of John Howard Yoder
J. Denny Weaver, Bluffton College
Comment: Joel Carpenter, Calvin College

Session 7: Friday, October 11, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, HDC Banquet Room B
Writing Official Histories of Christian Organizations
Chair:
Edith Blumhofer, Wheaton College
Pedagogy, Propaganda, Prophetic Protest, and Projection: Dangers and Dilemmas in Writing an Authorized Denominational History
Timothy Paul Erdel, Bethel College IN
Propaganda or a Legitimate Scholarly Enterprise?: Writing Commemorative History for Christian Institutions
James Patterson, Union University
Comment: William Ringenberg, Taylor University

Session 8: Friday, October 11, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, HDC Banquet Room C
Eugene McCarraher's Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought
Chair: Fred Beuttler, University of Illinois at Chicago
Panelists:
Lendol Calder, Augustana College
Randal Jelks, Calvin College
Comment: Eugene McCarraher, Villanova University

11:30 am LUNCH, HDC Line

1:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 2: Friday, October 11, 2002
CFH Presidential Address Location: HDC Banquet Rooms ABC
Chair: Paul E. Michelson, Huntington College
Address: Issues Involving Historical Analysis of Biblical and Ancient Texts
George Giacumakis, California State University at Fullerton

2:30 pm AFTERNOON BREAK, HDC Lobby

3:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Session 9: Friday, October 11, 2002, 3:00-4:30 pm, HDC Banquet Room A
Rethinking How History Is Taught: Laying a Foundation For Peace
Chair: Steve Nolt, Goshen College
Panelists:
Jim Juhnke, Bethel College KS
Carol Hunter, Earlham College
Comment: Margaret Bendroth, Calvin College

Session 10: Friday, October 11, 2002, 3:00-4:30 pm, HDC Banquet Room B
The Crisis of Evangelical Historiography
Chair:
Russ Reeves, Trinity Christian College
Presenter: Keith Sewell, Dordt College
Comment:
Doug Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
William Katerberg, Calvin College

Session 11: Friday, October 11, 2002, 3:00-4:30 pm, RichLyn Library, Johnson Conference Room
ROUNDTABLE: Treading on Sacred Ground: Professional Historians and the Writing of Contemporary Religious History
Chair and Moderator: John Fea, Messiah College
Panelists:
Michael Hamilton, Seattle Pacific University
Barry Hankins, Baylor University
Rick Ostrander, John Brown University
William V. Trollinger, University of Dayton

Session 12: Friday, October 11, 2002, 3:00-4:30 pm, HDC Banquet Room C
Reflections on Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations
Chair & Moderator:
John Jovan Markovic, Andrews University
Panelists:
Erik Benson, Ouachita Baptist University
Scott Waalkes, Malone College
Gregory Miller, Malone College
Comment: Stephen Hoffmann, Taylor University

4:30 pm, Adjournment

6:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 3: Friday, October 11, 2002
CONFERENCE BANQUET
Location: HDC Banquet Rooms ABC
Chair: Donald Yerxa, Eastern Nazarene College
Address:
Planting Sequoias: Reflections on Tradition and History

Wilfred M. McClay, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2002

7:30 am REGISTRATION, HDC Lobby

8:00 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Session 13: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, HDC Banquet Room A
Christian Conceptions of the Past after the Post-Modern Turn
Chair: William Svelmoe, St. Marys College IN
Narrative, the 'Cruciform Shape of Reality', and the Writing of History Christianly
Douglas Firth Anderson, Northwestern College IA
The Cross, Skepticism about Power, and Enlightenment Techniques of the Self
Michael Kugler, Northwestern College IA
Comment: Thomas Albert Howard, Gordon College

Session 14: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, HDC Banquet Room B
Contemporary Evangelical Historians, Methodology, and Confessional Commitments
Chair: Larry Eskridge, Wheaton College
D. G. Hart, Confessional Presbyterianism, and the Failure of American Religious History
Sean Michael Lucas, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Religion Considered As a Profane Movement: Harry S. Stout and the New Religious History
Richard A. Bailey, University of Kentucky
Comment: Gregory A. Wills, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Session 15: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 8:00-9:30 am, HDC Banquet Room C
On the Morality of Providential History
Chair: Bradley Gundlach, Trinity College (Deerfield IL)
Presenter: Preston Jones, Cambridge Preparatory School of Dallas
Comment:
Jon Boyd, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
John D. Woodbridge, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

9:30 am MORNING BREAK, HDC Lobby

10:00 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Session 16: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, HDC Banquet Room A
ROUNDTABLE: Christian Faith and Teaching History: Tools and Communities
Chair & Moderator: Dwight Brautigam, Huntington College
Panelists:
Glenn Sanders, Oklahoma Baptist University
Robert Tracy McKenzie, University of Washington
Jacalynn Welling, Malone College
Paul Otto, George Fox University

Session 17: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, Merillat Centre for the Arts Recital Hall
ROUNDTABLE: History and the Idea of Christian Scholarship
Chair: and Moderator:
Mark Graham, Stanford University
Panelists:
Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary
Beth Barton Schweiger, University of Arkansas
D.G. Hart, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
Comment: Kathryn Long, Wheaton College

Session 18: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, HDC Banquet Room B
Christianity, History, and Theoretical Thinking about Culture
Chair:
Tom Bergler, Huntington College
H. Richard Niebuhr, Miroslav Volf, Missiology and the Problem of Culture
Jay Riley Case, Malone College
Reviving the Christianity and Culture Debate: Beyond Niebuhrian Irony
Hubert R. Krygsman, Dordt College
Comment: Jonathan Reyes, Christendom College

Session 19: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 10:00-11:30 am, HDC Banquet Room C
Evaluating Islamic & Confucian Conceptions of God in the Thirteenth Century
Chair: Chandra Mallampalli, Westmont College
Speaker: Christopher Atwood, Indiana University
Comment:
Bill Wood, Point Loma College
Douglas Howard, Calvin College

11:30 am PLENARY SESSION 4: Saturday, October 12, 2002
Luncheon and Pierard Recognition
Location: Go through the HDC line and then convene in HDC Banquet Rooms ABC

A LIFE OF FAITH AND HISTORY: A SESSION IN HONOR OF RICHARD V. PIERARD
Chair and Moderator:
Robert Linder, Kansas State University

Panelists:
Thomas Askew, Gordon College
Edwin Yamauchi, Miami University
Chuck Weber, Wheaton College
Ronald A. Wells, Calvin College

1:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 5: Saturday, October 12, 2002

Address
Location: HDC Banquet Rooms ABC

Chair: Dwight Brautigam, Huntington College
Address:
David Hume and A Christian Perspective on History:
Insights from an Unlikely Ally
Shirley A. Mullen, Westmont College

2:30 pm AFTERNOON BREAK, HDC Lobby

3:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Session 20: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 3:00-4:30 am, HDC Banquet Room A
Working at the Spiritual Edges of Historical Problems: A Session in Honor of Jeffrey Burton Russell
Chair: Cameron Airhart, Houghton College
Jeffrey B. Russell and the Use of Concepts as Evidence for a History of the Devil and Heaven
Rick Kennedy, Point Loma Nazarene University
Historical Empathy, Medieval Mentalities, and the Opening of the Evangelical Mind
Karen Jolly, University of Hawaii
How Great is our Cloud of Witnesses? Evangelical Historians and the Lives of the Saints
Ron Morgan, Biola University
Comment: Cheryl Riggs, California State University, San Bernardino

Session 21: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 3:00-4:30 am, HDC Banquet Room B
The Dutch Reformed Tradition and Historical Understanding: Groen Van Prinsterer and Abraham Kuyper
Chair: Robert P. Swierenga, A.C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College
Inclined Toward All Evil: Human Sinfulness and Divine Grace in Groen Van Prinsterer
Herman Paul, University of Groningen
Abraham Kuyper's Historical Understanding and Reformed Historiography
George Harinck, The Free University of Amsterdam
Comment: James C. Kennedy, Hope College

Session 22: Saturday, October 12, 2002, 3:00-4:30 am, HDC Banquet Room C
Morality, Imagination, and Historiography
Chair: Jeffrey B. Webb, Huntington College
History as a Moral Enterprise
Gary Land, Andrews University
Comment:
Eric J. Miller, Geneva College
Mark Graham, Stanford University

4:30 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2002
ADJOURNMENT

For those staying over Saturday night, we have arranged for a tour of Huntington's own Dan Quayle Center and Vice-Presidential Museum at 5:30 pm. Following that, people will be able to have a dutch-treat dinner at the world-renowned Nick's Kitchen at 6:30 pm. Just to be regaled by our own Jack P. Barlow, Sr.---now semi-retired (ever since he was hit by that semi)---makes it well worthwhile.


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