April 17th-18th "Neo-Calvinism and World Christianity"
A symposium

Wednesday, April 17

2:30-4:00 p.m.

Cooper Conference Room, Erdman Hall

Mark Gornik (Director, City Seminary New York)
Stefaan Paas (J. H. Bavinck Professor for Church Planting and Church Renewal, VU Amsterdam

7:00 p.m., Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall

Martin Tel, Director of Music, Princeton Theological Seminary
"Sing a New Song: Renewing the Psalter for Worship"
An interactive introduction to Psalms for All Seasons: a complete psalter for worship (2012)

Thursday, April 18

9:00-11:30 a.m.

Cooper Conference Room, Erdman Hall

Daniel Bourdanné (General Secretary, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students)
Darrell Guder, (Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
Followed by panel discussion with Al Barth (Redeemer Church NYC) and Jamal Daibes (PTS)

"Church and Academy"
Princeton, New Jersey
April 18–20, 2013

Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) — Dutch pastor, theologian, journalist, and politician — was instrumental in the revival of Calvinism as a worldview worthy of practical allegiance and sustained critical reflection. In 1898 he visited Princeton and delivered the Stone Lectures that year, his famous Lectures on Calvinism.

Kuyper was firmly committed to the value and importance of Christian learning, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Free University of Amsterdam. The purpose of the 2013 Kuyper Conference is to explore — both historically and critically — the relations between church and academy.

Thursday, April 18

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Cooper Conference Room, Erdman Hall

Clifford Anderson, Gordon Graham
Guide to the Kuyper Collections and
Launch of the Kuyper Center Research Visitor/Fellowship Scheme.

7:30 p.m.
Miller Chapel

Kuyper Prize Award and Lecture

Dr Russel Botman, Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University
"Dread, Hope and the African Dream: an Ecumenical Collage"
Chair: President Craig Barnes

Dr Russel Botman is Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape. He joined Stellenbosch University in 2000 as Professor in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology. In 2002 he was appointed Vice-Rector (Teaching). Botman is an internationally-known theologian who has advised the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Geneva on several topics. He has served as President of the South African Council of Churches.

Friday, April 19

9:00–10:30 a.m. Conference Plenary I
Mackay Main Lounge
Chair: President Barnes

'Studying Theology and Educating the Church'
William Carl III, President, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
   Concurrent Sessions I

Main Lounge
Chair: George Harinck

Dylan Pahman, Acton Institute
   "F W J Schelling: A philosophical influence on Kuyper’s social thought"
Romel Bagares, VU University, Amsterdam
   "Neo-Calvinist Contributions to the International Legal Academy"

Gambrell Room
Chair: James Eglinton

Harry Van Dyke, Redeemer University College, Canada
   "Kuyper on the teaching of History"
Gijsbert van den Brink, Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam
   "Evolution as a bone of contention between Church and Academy"


1:45–3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II

Main Lounge
Chair: Clifford Anderson

Javier Garcia, University of Cambridge, England
   "Comparing Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Herman Bavinck on Church and Academy"
Wolter Huttinga, Kampen Theological University
   "Reconsidering theology as ‘queen of the sciences’ with H Bavinck"

Gambrell Room
Chair: Vincent Bacote

Robert Minto Boston College
   "Pluralism or polytheism"
Marinus De Jong, Kampen Theological University
   "Herman Bavinck’s proposal of Christian scholarship in debate with modernity"

Private Dining Room, Mackay
Chair: Cornelius van der Kooi

John Halsey Wood
   "Going Dutch: Lessons from the Netherlands on the Transformation of Religious Communities in the Modern west"
Ad de Bruijne, Kampen Theological University
   "The relevance of Abraham Kuyper’s ecclesiology for a faithful and contextually sensitive execution of Christian public and theological responsibilities in the 21st Century"


3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Conference Plenary II
Main Lounge
Chair: Darrell Guder

"The Idea of the Christian Scholar,"
Dr Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

6:00 p.m. Conference Banquet, Present Day Club

Saturday, April 20

9:00–10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session III

Main Lounge
Chair: J. Derek Halvorson

Michael Braeutigam, University of Edinburgh
   "'A Queen without a throne’ von Harnack, Schlatter and Kuyper on theology in the university"
George Harinck, VU University, Amsterdam
   "The place of theology in the neo-Calvinist tradition"

Gambrell Room
Chair: James Bratt

James Eglinton, Kampen Theological University
   "Theology and the University in the 19th century"
Markus Thane, University of Edinburgh
   "Kuyper’s concern for a Christian based education in modern times"

Mackay, Private Dining Room
Chair: Harry van Dyke

Cornelius van der Kooi, VU University, Amsterdam
   "Spiritual formation between Church and Academy"
Zhibin Xie, Tongji University, Shanghai
   "Sino-Christian Scholarship in contemporary China"


11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Conference Plenary III (Panel)
Main Lounge
Chair: John Bowlin

New Wine, New Wineskins
Dr David Sanchez (Loyola Marymount)
Dr Jeroen de Ridder (Free University Amsterdam)
Dr Russel Botman (Stellenbosch University)
Dr Ellen Charry (Princeton Theological Seminary)