CfP: Calvin and the Old Testament

Posted: 9 July 2018

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Calvin Studies Society 2019 Colloquium on  Calvin and the Old Testament. 11-13 April 2019 at Trinity Christian College.

In his dedicatory epistle to Henry, Duke of Vendome, for his commentaries on the Book of Genesis, Calvin emphasized the continuity between early modern Christians and the people of the Old Testament, stating that they claimed the same inheritance. Regardless of the distance between them, they could therefore, “in the mutual agreement of faith and patience, endure the same conflict” (Commentaries on the Book of Genesis, lii). This statement raises questions about how Calvin and his contemporaries related to the Old Testament, interpreted these texts, and viewed themselves in light of the Old Testament stories. The Calvin Studies Society invites participants to explore Calvin’s view of the Old Testament in the upcoming Colloquium in the spring of 2019. The colloquium is designed to promote theological and historical engagement with the thought, life, and times of John Calvin, the broader developments of the Protestant Reformation, and Reformed Traditions in particular.

The Calvin Studies Society especially welcomes graduate students and young scholars to the Colloquium. Current (ABD) and recent doctoral students are invited to submit paper abstracts for a graduate student panel to be held at the next Calvin Studies Colloquium, 11-13 April 2019 at Trinity Christian College. The topic of the Colloquium is “Calvin and the Old Testament,” and graduate student papers will be featured on Friday afternoon. If you are interested in participating as a graduate student, please submit the form.

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