In 2018, the International Congress on Calvin Research will be hosted at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, USA. This conference is held globally every 4 years to promote a worldwide scholarly discussion of the latest advances in theological and historical research on Calvin.
Dr. Selderhuis is Professor of Church History at the Theological University Apeldoorn, Director of Refo500, and President of the International Congress on Calvin Research.
Dr. Manetsch is Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Dr. Witte is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory Law School.
Dr. Pitkin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University.
Dr. Millet is Professor of French Literature of the Renaissance at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
Dr. McKee is the Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and the History of Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Dr. Ahn is Assistant Professor of Church History at Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary (South Korea).
Dr. Zwierlein is Associate Professor at the University of Bochum and a visiting scholar at Harvard University in the Department of History.
Dr. Lillback is President of Westminster Theological Seminary and Professor of Church History.
Sunday, August 26th
Dr. Peter A. Lillback
Calvin’s Distinctive Political Ideas, Compared to His Protestant Colleagues: were Beza and Du Plessis Mornay Faithful "Calvinists"?
Dr. Scott M. Manetsch
Monday, August 27th
Calvin and Politics According to the Mosaic Harmony
Dr. Barbara Pitkin
A Comparison of Calvin and Other Exegetes on 1 Samuel 8
Dr. Olivier Millet
Tuesday, August 28th
For the Dead or for the King? Prayer and Piety in Reformed and Roman Catholic Traditions
Dr. Elsie McKee
Calvin’s Use of Augustine in His View on Church and State
Dr. In-Sub Ahn
Wednesday, August 29th
The Reception of Calvin in 17th Century Literature on Politics
Dr. John Witte
What is a Good Political Order According to Calvin?
Dr. Cornel Zwierlein
Thursday, August 30th
Explore the Area
In 2018, the Congress will be held at Westminster Theological Seminary, the historic bulwark of Reformed theology in America. Tour the quaint campus to see the halls walked by Reformed scholars like John Murray, Cornelius Van Til, Ned Stonehouse, E.J. Young, Edmund Clowney, and other distinguished faculty.
Westminster has secured a discounted group rate at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn Express for conference attendees. Visit our registration page to reserve your room at the discounted rate.
While at Westminster for the Congress, you can use the opportunity to explore Philadelphia, recently named America's first World Heritage City. Enjoy a cool afternoon by walking through the city's historic district to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and much more.
You can visit some of Philadelphia's majestic museums while in the city. Peruse the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Franklin Institute, the National Constitution Center, or the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
After working up an appetite, you can enjoy a meal at one of Philadelphia's amazing eateries, from Parc in Rittenhouse Square, to The Little Lion in the historic district, to Pat's Cheesesteaks in South Philly. And don't forget ice cream at The Franklin Fountain!
Submit Your Proposal
We welcome the submission of short proposals that present new research on Calvin and the history of the Reformation. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018. You will be informed of whether your proposal has been accepted via email before April 15, 2018.