Samford Conference to Focus on Teaching The Reformations

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.

The conference fee is $95 for faculty and $50 for graduate students.

TCIT 2016 call for papers and conference details

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