Trinity Welcomes 2019 Calvin Studies Society Colloquium

Apr 16, 2019

With topics ranging from “Calvin and Old Testament Metaphors” to “Who were the Israelites in the Netherlandish Reformation?” as well as a banquet, organ recital, and much more, Trinity welcomed the 2019 Calvin Studies Society Colloquium to campus from April 11-13.

The Trinity community was deeply involved in the symposium. Professor of Theology Yudha Thianto, Ph.D., serves as vice president and program chair for the Calvin Studies Society. Dr. Michael Vander Weele, Professor of English, spoke on the topic, “What Can Literary Studies Learn from Calvin’s Reading of Deuteronomy?” and Professor of Philosophy Aron Reppmann chaired one of the sessions. Assistant Professor of History Kyle Dieleman, Ph.D., and his students helped to provide hospitality to the 60 attendees.

The colloquium brought together scholars from across the country, including attendees form Duke, Vanderbilt, Baylor, Calvin Seminary, University of St. Andrew, and University of Chicago.

Vander Weele expressed his appreciation for the work that Thianto and others on campus invested in making the event such a success. “This was an extraordinary feat. Yudha expanded the kind of Christian learning community we can be,” he said. “It was an awesome gift of time, vision, and energy!”

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