2018 Calvin Congress Proposed Schedule

John Calvin: The Bible’s Impact on Politics and Freedom

Sunday, August 26th

6:30p                Registration & Refreshments

7:30                Welcoming Address | Dr. Peter Lillback & Dr. Herman Selderhuis        

8:00                Calvin’s Distinctive Political Ideas Compared to His Protestant Colleagues | Dr. Scott M.

Manetsch

9:00                Closing Remarks & Refreshments

                                                

Monday, August 27th

8:00a                CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45                Welcome & Announcements                                 

9:00                Calvin and Politics According to the Mosaic Harmony | Dr. Barbara Pitkin

10:00                COFFEE BREAK

10:30                A Comparison of Calvin and Other Exegetes on 1 Samuel 8 | Dr. Oliver Millet

11:35                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Erik A. de Boer, ‘The First Step in Satire: a Recently Discovered Pamphlet, Attributed to John Calvin (Wendelin Rihel, 1539), in the Context of the Strasbourg Correspondence’
  2. Balász Dávid Magyar, 'What Would Calvin Say?: Theological, Ethical, and Judicial Backgrounds of Genevan Political Authorities' Treatment of Sodomy'
  3. Machiel A. van den Berg, '"Perdam Babylonis nomen": A New Year's Message of John Calvin in Times of War'

12:10                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Victor E. d'Assonville, 'Greek Physicians and Cancer: Calvin's Critical Observations On A Latin Translation of Erasmus'
  2. David Filson, 'It's A Jungle Out There: Twentieth And Twenty-First Century Trajectories of Reading Calvin'
  3. Jeffrey T. Riddle, 'Calvin and Canon'

12:40p                LUNCH

3:00                Plenary session with reports of the Presidium

3:30                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Suk Yu Viola Chan, ‘Is Job a participant in God’s providence?  Calvin’s interpretation of human participation in “providence de Dieu” in his Sermons sur le livre de Job 1554-1555'
  2. David W. Hall, 'Calvin's Disciples and the Republican Trajectory: A Reception History'
  3. Arnold Huijgen, 'John Calvin's Theological Anthropology Reconsidered'

4:05                 Short Paper Presentations

  1. Alden C. McCray, '"We Know that God Has No Passions": The Impassibility of God in Calvin's Biblical Commentaries as a Test-Case for the Divine Attributes'
  2. Jeremiah Martin, 'Preaching Politics and Tragedy after Calvin: Suffering and the State in the Sermons of Theodore Beza'
  3. Willem van Vlastuin, 'Calvin's Catholicity Reconsidered'

4:40                END

Tuesday, August 28th

8:00a                CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45                Welcome & Announcements                         

9:00                For the Dead or for the King? Prayer and Piety in Reformed and Roman Catholic

Traditions | Dr. Elsie McKee

10:00                COFFEE BREAK

10:30                Calvin’s Use Of Augustine in His View on Church & State | Dr. In-Sub Ahn        

11:35                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Jim West, 'Huldrych Zwingli: His Path to Reformation'
  2. Forrest Buckner, 'Love For Neighbor in Calvin's Preaching'
  3. Henk van den Belt, 'True Safety or Carnal Security: The Meanings of Securitas in Calvin's Theology'

12:10p                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Eric Kayayan, 'From Israel to Geneva: Calvin's Sermons on Deuteronomy As Second Instruction on God's Government in the Wake of the Elections Of 3 February 1555'
  2. Benyamin F. Intan, 'Calvin and Neo-Calvinism on Public Theology and Its Meaning For the Churches in Indonesia'
  3. Kevin P. Emmert, 'The Bond of Our Union: Calvin's Teaching on Personal Holiness in Relation to Communion with God'

12:40p                LUNCH

3:00                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Thapelo Khumalo, 'Calvin's Reply to Sadolet As An Extension Of His Pastoral Ministry'
  2. Daniel Wiley, 'But If We Have Respect for the Word of God: An Evaluation of Calvin's Perspectives on the Believer's Responsibility to the Governing Authorities'
  3. David M. Barbee, 'Sources of Calvin's Trinitarian Theology'

3:35                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Jeannette Kreijkes–van Esch, 'Calvin and Chrysostom's Understandings of the Confirmation of the Gospel: By Miracles or the Internal Witness of the Spirit?'
  2. Eundeuk Kim, 'Amsterdam Praised and Blamed Geneva: Kuyper's Appropriation of Calvin for his Public Theology'
  3. Steven W. Tyra, 'A Solid Beatitude: John Calvin's Doctrine of the Beatific Vision'

4:10                END

Wednesday, August 29th

8:00a                CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 

8:45                Welcome & Announcements                         

9:00                Sex, Marriage and Family in John Calvin’s Geneva | Dr. John Witte

10:00                COFFEE BREAK

10:30                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Shin Nomura, 'Biblical Interpretation: res et signum. Augustine, Erasmus and Calvin'
  2. Preston McDaniel Hill, '"The Useful and Not-To-Be-Despised Mystery of a Most Important Matter": The Place of Christ's Descent into Hell in the Theology of John Calvin'
  3. Gregory Soderberg, 'A Calvinist Epiclesis? A Critical Look at Research on Calvin and Orthodoxy'
  4.  Michael L. Monheit, ‘Martin Bucer, Gérard Roussel and Jean Calvin on Participation in the Catholic Mass’

11:05                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Márton Zászkaliczky, 'Calvinist Political Theology in the Bocksai Rebellion (1604–1606)'
  2. Lyle Dean Bierma, 'The Efficacy of Baptism in the 1536 Institutes'
  3. Peter Ndaita, '"How Not to Worship Allah." John Calvin on the Knowledge and Worship of God Among the Turks'

11:40                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Lucas W. Kriner, 'Doing Penance or Confessing Faults?: Repentance and the Struggle for Authority in Consistorial Procedure in Geneva, 1542–1555'
  2. Pierrick Hildebrand, 'Civil Order and Covenant: A Comparison of Bullinger and Calvin'
  3. Kalle Elonheimo, 'Calvin's Concept of the Universal Law'
  4. Frikkie Mulder, 'Let His Children Be Fatherless, and His Wife a Widow: John Calvin and the Imprecatory Character of Psalm 109'

12:30p                LUNCH

1:30                 Load bus for tour of Philadelphia

Thursday, August 30th

8:00a                CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45                Welcome & Announcements                         

9:00                What is a Good Political Order According to Calvin? | Dr. Cornel Zwierlein 

10:00                COFFEE BREAK

10:30                Short Paper Presentations

  1. Dolf Britz, 'Calvin's Exposition of the Sixth Commandment in Teaching Children'
  2. Ariana A. Albisser, 'The Significance of Pneumatology for the Consensus Tigurinus'
  3. Jeannine E. Olson, 'Calvinism Realized: Queen Jeanne d'Albret, Nicolas Des Gallars, and the Reform in Béarn'

11:05                Short Paper Presentations

  1. W.H.Th. (Wim) Moehn, 'John Calvin as Teacher of Guido de Bres'
  2. Christopher DiVietro, 'True Authenticity and the Duplex Cognitio Dei'
  3. Kirk M. Summers, 'Theodore Beza's Bare-Breasted Religion: Liturgical Mystery and the English Vestments Controversy'

12:30p                Closing remarks by Drs. Peter Lillback / Herman Selderhuis

12:45                END