30th Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith & History Announced

CFH CFPThe conference will take place from October 20-22, 2016, at Regent University in picturesque Virginia Beach, Virginia. The theme is “Christian Historians and the Challenges of Race, Gender, and Identity.” For more details, check out the Call for Papers. Plenary speakers include:

Kate Bowler, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity in North America, Duke Divinisity School. Bowler’s first book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel (Oxford, 2013), traces the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of the prosperity gospel movement in America. She is currently working on book examining the cultural history of the wife “co-pastor” in modern America.

Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University. Kidd’s most recent books include George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale, 2014) and Baptists in America: A History (Oxford, 2015), co-authored with Barry Hankins. He is currently working on a religious biography of Benjamin Franklin.

Verónica Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor of Latin American history, Azusa Pacific University. Gutiérrez’s first book project, Converting a Sacred City: Franciscans, Nahuas, and Spaniards in San Pedro Cholula, 1528-1648, is under contract with Stanford University Press.