6.)Other topics mentioned thaturgently need exploration are
Christian approaches to national history and the issue of historical theory.
Once again, let me thank you for yoursupport of the CFH. It
is this loyalty that has made us a successful organization ofChristian
Dick Pierard, Indiana State University
CFH Southern California Section
The Southern California Section of theConference on Faith and
History has been very active this year. On March 26,1999, about 80 of
them met at The Master'sCollege, Santa Clarita CA for a conference on
"The Christian in the Political Process and Government."Papers were
presented by Douglas Dye (Grand Canyon University), "A'United Voice'
Protests Racial Injustices:The Seattle Council of Churches and the African
American Community during WorldWar II," James Owen (The Master's
College), "Exploding the Myth of the Politically Indifferent and Alienated
Fundamentalist during the Great Depression," RalphOrr (World Wide
Church of God),"How Anglo-Israelitism Entered the Churches of God,"
David J. Marley (George Washington University), "Strange Bedfellows:
Martin Luther King, Jr, Pat Robertson,and the Duality of Christian
Politics," FrancisBeckwith (Trinity Graduate School), and a keynote
address byRichard V. Pierard (Indiana State University) on"Evangelical
Involvement in the Political Process," with responses by Gregg Frazierand
John Stead of the host institution.
The fall meeting was October 23, 1999 atTrinity Law School (Trinity
International University California Campus) in Santa Ana CA. The
general theme was "Human Rights in History."Francis Beckwith,Trinity
Graduate School,was the host. Papers were given by Jeff Le Pere (Trinity
Law School), "TheChildren's Liberation Movement," Richard Weikart
(CSU/Stanislaus), "German Darwinism and the Right toLife, 1860-1914,"