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Celebrating, Considering, and Continuing Conversations in Christian History and Theology

This annual conference celebrates students from the Biblical and Theological Studies department and their research and accomplishments. The conference is a time for faculty, students, and guests to come together to engage in discussions and fellowship.

About the Conference

The Wheaton College History of Christianity and Theology M.A. programs are excited to present our annual Graduate Student Research Conference on April 21st. This year, we are proud to announce the expansion of the program to include participants from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. All are welcome to attend as Wheaton and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School graduate students present some of their finest research among their peers and faculty. Topics will range chronologically from the early Christian church to the modern period. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Yudha Thianto of Trinity Christian College. This event is generously sponsored by Dr. Jennifer McNutt (Program Coordinator, M.A. History of Christianity and Theology Programs) and the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies.

Event Details

  • Registration Information: This event is open to the general public. Registration is free to all Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students, and is $15 for general attendance.
  • Date and Time: Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 9:30 am -5:00 pm
  • Location: Blanchard Hall 339, Wheaton College
  • Food and Refreshments: Coffee and refreshments will be available in the morning, and a boxed luncheon will be available for the first 50 registrants to the conference.
  • Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Dr. Jennifer McNutt, or conference coordinators Hannah Hempstead and Katherine Goodwin.

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2018 Keynote Address: Dr. Yudha Thianto

Yudha Thianto is professor of theology and chair of the theology department at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, where he has been teaching since 2001. He earned his Ph. D. in historical theology from Calvin Theological Seminary. Originally from Indonesia, his current research focuses on the history of the earliest establishment of the Dutch Reformed Church in the East Indies (now Indonesia) in the seventeenth century. Particularly, he is now working on the history of the singing of metrical psalms from Calvin’s Geneva, through the Netherlands, to the East Indies. Dr. Thianto is also the
incoming president of the Calvin Society. The title of Dr. Thianto’s talk is “Reformed Protestantism in Seventeenth Century Dutch East Indies: Cultural Encounters, Struggles, and Progress.”


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