Vol. 5, Nr. 2Fall/Winter, 2000
From the Editors
This issue of the NEWSLETTER features an extended report onthe Fall
2000 CFH meeting at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. We
think that the papers and discussions atthis meeting represent a fair cross-
section of the current state of the Conference on Faithand History. If you
have comments,responses, rejoinders, or whatever, you are invited to send
them to us.
A draft statement of prospectivegoals for the CFH has been
developed by Tom Askew(Gordon College) and Bill Trollinger (Dayton).
The four basicemphases are to:"1. Extend the dialogue on the relationship
between historicalscholarship and the faith commitments of historians from
various Christian traditions, focusingon both theoretical and practical issues.
2. Enable scholars to presentand publish research findings, especially young
scholars in the profession. 3. Enhance the qualityof history teaching by
providing a venue for evaluating instructional strategies and interaction
between newerand veteran professors. 4. Encourage personal networking
and fellowship between historians of various backgroundsand traditions."
We welcome discussion of these goals via email or the Newsletter.
As usual, our thanks to those who havesent in news, suggestions,
and/or small, unmarked pieces of foreign currency. Because ofthe space
devoted to the 2000 meeting and current announcements in this issue, wewill
postpone obituaries (for Stanford Reid, J. K.Zeman, and Ethel Rankin) and
less pressing personal news updates to the nextissue. We solicit additional
contributions. Contact us viaeMailfirstname.lastname@example.org or snail
mail at Department of History, Huntington College, Huntington IN 46750.