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Institute for the Study of Christianity andPolitics and the Calvin Center

for ChristianScholarship. For more information, call (616) 957-6870 or

send eMail to:henry@calvin.edu.

October 22-24, 1998:

CALL FOR PAPERS---The Christ-Haunted South: A

Conference onSouthern Religion, Social Practice, and Literature, Baylor

University. Scholars in literature, religion, oral history, anthropology,

philosophy, history, American studies, theater and otherrelevant

disciplines will be participating in a conference onthe intersection of

religion and social practices in Southernculture to be held at Baylor

University. The deadline for papers, both academic and fictions, and panel

and performance proposals is July 17, 1998. Academicpapers submitted for

review should be no longer than twelve pages. For more information

contact: Greg Garrett,Department of English, Baylor University, Waco TX

76798;eMail=Greg_Garrett@baylor.edu; Phone=254-710-6879; orMichael

Beaty, Director, Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University, Waco

TX 76798;eMail= Michael_Beaty@baylor.edu; Phone: 254-710-4805. Web


November 12-14, 1998:The SeventhCanadian Baptist History Conference,

at Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.For additional

details contact Dr. Bob Wilsonby FAX at (902) 542-7527 or by eMail at


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Congratulations to Bob Swierenga whohas taken early retirement

from Kent State University after 28 years in order to assume the position

of ResearchProfessor in the newly-created A.C. Van Raalte Institute for

Historical Studies at Hope College. The purpose of the Institute is to

promote research in Dutch-American history and cultureand is the first

such historical research center on this subject.