Inheritance Graduate Student Conference

The 2020 Inheritance Conference was cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back for future conferences.

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About the Conference

The Wheaton College History of Christianity, Theology, and Biblical Exegesis M.A. programs present the Inheritance Graduate Student Conference during the spring semester of each academic year. This annual conference celebrates graduate students from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies and their research and accomplishments. The conference is a time for faculty, students, and guests to come together to engage in discussions and fellowship.
Graduate students in the History of Christianity, Theology, and Biblical Exegesis programs are given the opportunity share their original research and writing in a professional, collegial setting among their peers and professors. More recently, the conference has expanded to include students from other institutions, increasing the breadth and depth of exposure, conversation, and diversity. Topics now range from exegetical and Biblical studies, systematic and historical theology, and Church history.
A highlight of each year is the keynote address, presented by a top scholar in the field of Biblical and Theological Studies. 

Archived 2019 Event Details

  • Registration Information: This event will be open to the general public. Registration is free to all Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students, and will be $15 for general attendance. Click here to register!
  • Date and Time: Friday, April 26, 3pm-6:30pm, and Saturday, April 27, 9am-4pm
  • Panels: Panels will include topics in Biblical Exegesis, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, and Christian History. Read the full Inheritance Conference 2019 Schedule.
  • Location: Wheaton College, Blanchard Hall, Room 339
  • Food and Refreshments: Coffee and refreshments are available in the morning, and a boxed luncheon is available for the first 50 registrants to the conference.
  • Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Dr. Jennifer McNutt

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2019 Keynote Address

This year, we are excited to welcome one of our own professors to the podium for the keynote address. Dr. Timothy Larsen, Carolyn and Fred McMannis Professor of Christian Thought, will present an address titled, “Liberal Evangelicals and the Bible in the Church of England in the Interwar Years.” To learn more about Dr. Larsen, visit his faculty page here.

This event is generously sponsored by the M.A. programs in History of ChristianityTheology, and Biblical Exegesis, and by the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.

2018 Highlights

View the full album of 2018 highlights!

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(Almost) The complete group of coordinators and presenters! This year, we were joined by students from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School! 

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Panel 1: The Early Church 

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Keynote speaker Dr. Yudha Thianto, Professor and Chair of Theology at Trinity Christian College, with Dr. Jennifer McNutt, M.A. Program Coordinator and Inheritance Conference Director.