Are you, like me, a serious fan of Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry? Then you will be interested in the “Remembering Carl Henry: Evangelicalism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” Conference. It will be held on October 11, 2013 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Paper proposals are due four days from now: July 1, 2013.
My TEDS PhD dissertation focused on two major figures, Harold John Ockenga and Henry, in examining the neo-evangelical attempt to catalyze the Christian intellect. Because I love Henry, and because, like Henry, I’m happily an evangelical, I’ll be submitting a proposal to the conference. Here’s more info from the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at TEDS, which is holding the one-day event:
January 22, 2013, marks the centennial of the birth of the late Carl F. H. Henry. An architect of the modern evangelical movement in the U.S., Henry was involved in the inception of Fuller Seminary, Christianity Today, and the Evangelical Theological Society. He was also a professor, friend, and supporter of TEDS, leaving us both his single largest gift and his personal archives. This centennial moment offers a marvelous opportunity not only to commemorate and celebrate Carl Henry’s life of ministry and love of God, but also to rekindle the enduring significance of his theological vision for a new generation of evangelical scholarship, continuing the spirit of philosophical, theological, and social engagement that Henry envisioned.Please consider sharing your research paper or project at this year’s Henry celebration and in the Spring 2014 edition of Trinity Journal. Some examples of potential research papers to be presented at the conference might include:
• Carl Henry’s Theology of Revelation and Scripture
• Evangelicalism and Social Engagement
• Carl Henry’s place in twentieth-century theology
• Carl Henry on Mercy and Justice
• Carl Henry’s Theological Interpretation of Scripture
• Evangelicalism and Theological Education
If you’re a professor or grad student, this conference offers a pretty sweet deal. You can potentially publish in a top evangelical journal, give a paper on a key figure currently drawing a lot of attention, and get a $500 honorarium. That’s almost unheard of. I hope to see you at this event sponsored by the Henry Center, a center I deeply appreciate honoring a figure I count an inspiration.