DateSeptember 5, 2017 - September 6, 2017
Time10:00 am To 4:00 pm
Trajectories: boundaries and diversity in Evangelicalism
This symposium is occasioned by the publication of the final volume in the History of Evangelicalism series (IVP).
The Disruption of Evangelicalism examines the first half of the twentieth century. However the themes identified by Dr Geoff Treloar of ACT have potential for much wider application. Identity, diversity, response to rapid change, these are concerns with which evangelical Christians have grappled throughout their history.
This is no less true for the churches of Australasia. In the compressed time-frames of colonial and post-colonial development these very challenges have been felt most acutely.
This symposium seeks to make a major contribution to our understanding of the story and significance of evangelicals, especially in the South Pacific. The three keynote speakers will address themes suggested by Dr Treloar’s book. Other papers on related or relevant themes are invited.
Email the convenor: Martin Sutherland by 30 April if interested in offering a paper.
Joanna completed Doctoral research at the University of Melbourne on the way eighteenth century British people made sense of their experiences of suffering through the practice of writing and singing hymns. Her more recent work explores the history of religion in Australia. Her research on women and
Aboriginal missions has examined the way that religious belief shaped Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women’s attitudes to race and gender as well as their relationships with each other. She has a new project underway on the place of public religious speech and sermons in colonial Australia.
Geoff has a PhD in History from the University of Sydney for a thesis on ‘the greatest English
language commentator of all time on New Testament texts’, J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1889). He is an historian of the modern history of Christianity, with particular interests in the Victorian Church, English-speaking evangelicalism and religion in the British Empire (especially Australia).
Peter Lineham has for many years written and lectured extensively on the religious history of New Zealand, although his earliest work, still continuing, was on the 18th and 19th century history of British Protestant sects. His recent work has focused on broader trends in contemporary religion although he
has not lost his fascination with the nineteenth-century adjustment of religion within New Zealand. His most recent book is “Destiny: the Life and Times of a Self-made Apostle” (Penguin Books, 2013). He is currently engaged in various projects on new religious movements in New Zealand, and on Brethren, Protestant, Evangelical and Anglican history.
Trajectories: boundaries and diversity in Evangelicalism: a symposium
10.00 am Tuesday 5 September, 2017 to 4.00 pm Wednesday 6 September, 2017
at Australian College of Theology
Level 10, 257 Clarence St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(includes lunch both days)
Email: [email protected] for registration form
Registration and fee must be received by 31 July 2017.
Please note that registrations will be limited to 30 places.