Global Research Opportunities on Neo-Calvinism
Neo-Calvinism and Islam
25-56 August, 2016
organisers welcome proposals for short papers.
Proposals (approximately 300 words) should be sent to [email protected] by April 30th, 2016. Conference papers will be in English.
At the end of the
nineteenth century, military and economic expansion in Africa, the Middle East
and Asia brought Europe into contact with Islam. This interaction sparked
European political debates on how to deal with different religions and
cultures. The study of Islam was encouraged within the contexts of missiology
and the science of religion, and missionaries were sent to the Arab world. A
range of opinions on Islam within emerged within European Christianity, varying
from a comparative view to radical rejection, from the need for conversion to
the search for dialogue. The late nineteenth century was also the context for
the development of neo-Calvinism: a movement that attempted to articulate an
orthodox Reformed faith in the modern world. Which views of Islam were held
amongst neo-Calvinist theologians, missiologists, missionaries and politicians?
How did these views work out in the encounter with Islam?
The conference will
focus on the theological, ecclesial, philosophical, political, historical, social
and cultural interactions between the two religions: in what ways did they
approach each other? On which aspects did they continue to differ, and why? How
could their relationship over a century and a half best be described?
Harinck, Theological University Kampen
Prof. Kees van der
Kooi, VU University Amsterdam
Prof. Richard J.
Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena
registration fee is €100, which includes two lunches and drinks. Conference
places must be reserved by email ([email protected]) by May 30th, 2016.
Participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation.
The conference will
be held on invitation of the Deputy
Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Istanbul at:
General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Caddesi 197, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
The Abraham Kuyper Collection of Dutch Reformed Protestantism is one of the Special Collections housed in the Library of Princeton Theological Seminary. It focuses on the theology and history of Dutch Reformed Protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and includes many rare items. At the heart of the collection is one of the most complete collections of literature by and about Abraham Kuyper, including approximately 30,000 volumes from the library of the late Dutch historian, Dr. George Puchinger. This was acquired for Special Collections in 1999 through the generosity of Mr. Henry Luce III.
Visiting Scholar Program
Abraham Kuyper Visiting Scholarships are available to scholars from anywhere in the world, and at any stage of their career, to enable them to conduct research in the Kuyper Collection for periods of up to one month. They provide dedicated study space in the Seminary Library, financial assistance towards the cost of travel to Princeton, and lodging during the period of research. Visiting Scholarships are awarded by competition on the basis of a research proposal and the academic qualification of the applicant.
The closing dates for these awards are December 1st and June 1st each year for periods of research in the following academic year. The number of awards will be determined by the amount of money available. Awards will be made by the Advisory Board of the Kuyper Center, whose decisions are final.
Applicants should send the following information by email attachment to [email protected]
1. A statement of the research topic, its relevance to contemporary inquiry, and its appropriateness to the Kuyper Center Collection, and plans for related publication (if any). This statement should not exceed 500 words.
2. A program of study specifying dates.
3. A budget including travel costs, lodging and meals (based on accommodation at Erdman Hall). NOTE: awards are likely to cover only part of these costs.
The closing date for study visits in the year March 2014 - February 2015 is 1st December 2013