'Christianity and the Soul of the University' Conference

( [email protected] ) Mar 09, 2004 08:22 AM EST

This month is steaming hot of conferences as campus ministries take advantage of spring breaks and holidays. Council of Christian Scholarly Societies and Baylor’s University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will be sponsoring a national conference titled: "Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community.” The even will be held March 25-27, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

As one Inter Varsity staff put it, "Christianity and the Soul of the University" will explore the role that reflective Christian faith can play in unifying the intellectual life of the university... It will underscore the enduring place that Christian faith should hold as scholars consider how they are called to intellectual labor and how they regard their disciplines."

Over 25 organizations have signed-up to participate.

Confirmed plenary session speakers include:

Jean Bethke-Elshtain

Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School

Joel Carpenter

Professor of History and Provost, Calvin College

Richard Hays

Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School

David Jeffrey

Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities and Senior Vice Provost, Baylor University

John Polkinghorne

President Emeritus of Queen's College and Professor of Mathematical Physics, Cambridge University