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The Third Annual Convivium Irenicum

The Convivium Calvinisticum developed as a the fruit of some of this website’s work and the friendships it engendered. Over the past three years, the Davenant Trust has taken over sponsorship and direction of the convivium (see here and here for previous updates), and along the way changed its name to the Convivium Irenicum. Each year the event has developed and grown into something bigger and better, and now the third gathering is upon us. It will be held from June 10th-13th in Landrum, SC.

This year’s theme is “The Trans-Atlantic Legacy of Protestant Political Thought,” and our plenary speaker will be Dr. Glenn Moots. Dr. Moots is the Professor of Political Science at Northwood University and recently William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He is also the author of Politics Reformed: The Anglo-American Legacy of Covenant Theology, as well as numerous essays in the history of political theory.

Notice that this year a call for papers has been issued. The call is open to any who would wish to apply, but notice that the deadline is fast approaching to submit your abstract and proposal. Interested presenters should send their proposal to Dr. Jordan Ballor by March 20th. Bursaries are also available for those interested in attending but in need of assistance with travel expenses. Visit the Davenant Trust page for more information.

Also remember that the papers will be turned into a book with the Davenant Press. We began this last year, and the papers from 2014 became For the Healing of the Nations: Essays on Creation, Redemption, and Neo-Calvinism.

By Steven Wedgeworth

Steven Wedgeworth is the associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.

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