Princeton Theological Seminary

Kuyper Center Annual Conference 2015



'Faith in the Work Place'


Pre-conference symposium in conjunction with

Center for Faith & Work Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York

Faith and Work Initiative, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University





 "Faith and Race"

April 16-18,  2015

Erdman Center


NOTE: Except for the Prize Lecture, all conference sessions will take place in Erdman Center.




7pm Kuyper Prize Lecture

Miller Chapel

Congressman John R Lewis

Georgia's 5th congressional district, dean of the Georgia congressional delegation



9.00 Opening Welcome


9.15 -10.30 Conference Plenary I

Cooper Conference Room

Dr Yolanda Pierce,

Princeton Theological Seminary

'"Blacker Than Coal: Race, Theological Language, and Power."


10.45- 12.15 Concurrent Sessions I

Cooper Conference Room

Hans van der Jagt (VU Amsterdam)

  Race, International Politics, and Neo-Calvinism in the Dutch Colonial Empire


 Jeff Liou (Fuller Seminary)

  Taking up #BlackLivesMatter: A Neo-Kuyperian Engagement with Critical Race Theory


Clarke Lounge

William Ackah (Birkbeck College, University of London)

  Collisions of Race, Religion and Place : a case study


Deb Fung (Regent College, Vancouver, BC)

   Race, Gender and the Art of Kara Walker


Art Studio

Ad de Bruijne (TU Kampen)

  Kuyper and the Jews: an unexpected Neo-Calvinist Evaluation


Gordon Graham (PTS)

  Anachronism and Accusations of Racism



1.45- 3.15 Concurrent Sessions II

Cooper Conference Room

David S Robinson (University of Edinburgh)

  Confessing Race: The Politics of Spirit in Bonhoeffer and Hegel


James Bratt  (Calvin College)

  Henry Highland Garnet and Calvinist Political Traditions


Clark Lounge


Robert Chao Romero (UCLA)

  Kuyper and Undocumented Immigration


Michael R. Wagenman, (Kuyper Centre for Emerging Scholars, Western University Ontario)

 Who Apologizes for Social Injustice? Abraham Kuyper, Sphere Sovereignty, and Canada's   Residential School System


Art Studio


Cory Brock (University of Edinburgh)

  Herman Bavinck on the Organic Unity of the Human Race


Jessica Driesenga (Fuller Seminary)

  An Embodied Imago Dei: Bavinck's Image of God and Racial Identity



3.45 - 5pm  Conference Plenary II

Cooper Conference Room

Professor Randall Jelks

Distinguished Chair of American Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

and University of Kansas


'Democratic Freedoms and Black Modernist Theology: A Revolutionary Intellectual Alternative'




7pm Conference Reception

Torrance Atrium

Seminary Library







9-10.30 Concurrent Sessions III

Cooper Conference Room

Vincent Bacote (Wheaton College)

  'Toward a Future Kuyper Could not Quite See


George Harinck (VU Amsterdam)

  Bennie Keet, Neo-Calvinism and the Struggle against Apartheid


Art Studio

James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh)

Varia Americana and Race: Handling Kuyper's Awkward Text


Daniel José Camacho (Duke Divinity School)

  Kuyper's Nationalist Vision of Peoples



11-12.30 Conference Panel

Cooper Conference Room

Dr Peter Paris

Boston University


Dr Raimundo Barreto

Princeton Theological Seminary


Dr Bo Karen Lee

 Princeton Theological Seminary