Published on March 14, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Martin Luther presents his 95 Theses
Martin Luther presents his 95 Theses

Samford University will host its second biennial conference on Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition (TCIT) Oct. 6–8, 2016. The focus of this year’s conference is “Teaching the Reformations.”

Samford’s TCIT conferences are designed to encourage excellence in undergraduate teaching across the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on core curriculum and general education courses. Both specialists and nonspecialists are encouraged to submit paper proposals, but conference presentations are designed with the nonspecialist audience in mind, and directly address curricular and teaching strategies. 

Conference organizers are defining the Reformation broadly, both chronologically (c. 1450–1650) and confessionally (Magisterial Protestants, Radical Reformers, Catholic Reformers). In their call for papers (due June 1), they have encouraged a variety of topics and disciplinary approaches.

Reformation scholars R. Ward Holder of St. Anselm College and G. Sujin Pak of Duke Divinity School are scheduled to present keynote addresses at the conference.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.