student of archeology and ancient history whotaught at Biblical Seminary
in New York City, died at his retirement home near Philadelphia.Finally,
Ethel Rankin, emeritus of Biola University and an American historian,
who joined the CFH in 1975 and had lived in Santa Ana CA, alsopassed
away. We are grateful for the contributions they made to ourorganization
and convey our deepest sympathies to their families.
Dick Pierard (Indiana State University)
Southern California CFH Chapter News
George Giacumakis (California StateUniversity, Fullerton) and
Shirley Mullen (Westmont College) put together an excellentregional
meeting at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, on April 17,1998. Student
papers were presentedon "Imperialism and Orientalism: A Case Study of
Lord Cromer," by ShadyHakim (Westmont College); "The Eisenhower
Presidency and Civil Religion," byEdie N. Finnell (Hope International
University); and "Orthodox Atheism: The Truth Accordingto Charles
Southwell," by Matthew Petkun (Westmont College).
Faculty papers were presented on "Darwinism,Ethics, and the
Devaluation of Human Life in Germany, 1860-1914," byRichard Weikert
(California State University, Stanislaus);"A Stronger HoldOver the Boys:
Missions in Colonial Zimbabwe,"by Steve Edgington (Hope International
University); and"Minimalists, Maximalists,and the History of Israel," by
George Giacumakis(Mission Viejo Campus, California State University,
Following a dinner and business sessionof the Southern California
CFH, Robert Wennberg (Westmont College) gavea keynote address on
"Obligations to the Dead and the Writing of History."
Well done. Is this a possible model for other regional CFH
gatherings? Let the secretary-treasurer know your thoughts.