CFH FAR WEST CHAPTER
The Far West Chapter of theConference on Faith and History, one of
the most active regionalaffiliates of the CFH [ED NOTE:OK, it's the only
regional affiliate of theCFH. So how come there aren't any others?] held
two conferences last year. The firstwas March 30, 2001, on the campus of
Azusa Pacific University and had as itsgeneral theme "The United States at
225: Evaluating the Intersection of Faith & Politics."
The following papers were presented:"Nativism in the EarlyRepublic:
Was Religious Intolerance Consistent with PoliticalDemocracy?" by Bryan
Lamkin (Azusa Pacific University); "Go Tell... in the Cemetery: Evangelistic
Funeral Crusades in 19th Century Spain," by Kent A. Eaton(Bethel College &
Seminary); "19th CenturyDutch Immigration History: My Story," by Ronald
D. Rietveld (California State University Fullerton);"Were Americans Good
Neighbors According to the Levitical Model of Neighborliness',"by Jennifer
Singh (Trinity WesternUniversity); "Crossing the Line: U.S.-Canada Border
Issues," by Thurber D. Proffitt (Trinity Western University); and "1947and
Beyond: The Perspective of a Political Scientist," the keynote address by David
Weeks (Azusa Pacific University).
The second meeting was held October 26,2001, at Vanguard
University of Southern California. The generaltopic was "Different Christian
Traditions, Common Roots:The Flourishing ofChristian Differences in a
Free Country."Five sessions of paperswere presented, co-sponsored by the
Lewis Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies at Vanguard. George
Giacumakis (California State University Fullerton) and JohnWilson
(Vanguard University) were co-chairs of the meeting.
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