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CFH members inaction: several CFH members participated in a

1997 Calvin College Faculty Summer Seminarin Christian Scholarship

entitled "Puritanism and Its Discontents," directed byLaura Lunger

Knoppers (Pennsylvania State University). TimothyHall (Central

Michigan University),Michael Kugler (Northwestern College-Iowa),

Richard Pointer (WestmontCollege), Steven Pointer (Trinity

International University), Glenn Sanders (OklahomaBaptist University),

and Dwight Brautigam (Huntington College) enlivened thesix week

seminar asonly historians can. These participants then presented their

subsequent research at therecent followup conference at Calvin, also

entitled "Puritanism and Its Discontents," directedby Knoppers. The

conference was held May 28-30, 1998, with guestspeakers John Morrill,

Vice-Master of Selwyn College and Reader in EarlyModern History,

Cambridge University, and Margo Todd,Professor of History, Vanderbilt

University. Several other CFH members were in attendance as well.

The Centerfor Christian Studies at Gordon College sponsored a

conference on Hermeneutics on April 16-19, 1998.The conference theme

was "Crossing the Boundaries: Interpretive Theory and the Christian

."Speakers examined recent trends in interpretation theoryand dealt

with fruitful modes of Christian engagement with those developments.

Speakers included Anthony Thiselton(University of Nottingham), John

Webster (Oxford University), Susan Gallagher (Seattle Pacific University),

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese(Emory University), David Livingstone (Queens

University, Belfast),Brian Ingraffia (Biola University), Merold Westphal

(Fordham University), and RogerLundin (Wheaton College--Project

Director). Harold Heie, Director of the Center for ChristianStudies,


After three years of work, the Women and Twentieth-Century

Protestantism Project
hosted a three-day conference at the University of

Chicago's Gleacher Center, April 23-25, 1998. Theproject has worked

toward generating a fresh andsystematic look at women in different

Protestant settings in theperiod from 1890 to the present. Sixteen selected

scholars will presenttheir papers in five moderated panel sessions on

Friday and Saturday. Participants include Mark Chaves,James Opp,