News from the Conference on Faith and History!


As Vice-President of the Conference on Faith and History, I want to share some news.


The CFH Biennial Meeting will take place October 7-October 10 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

The Program will again include a Student Research Conference preceding the meeting.

Lisa Clark Diller (Southern Adventist University) will be the program chair.

More information will be forthcoming.


SECOND, join us in New York City in January for three Conference on Faith and History-sponsored panels at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.  They are:

Lament as a Historical Practice

Friday, January 3, 2020: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Sheraton New York, Sugar Hill
Chair: Jay Green, Covenant College

Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July Speech and Lament in American History
Trisha D Posey, John Brown University
Justice Everywhere: The Prison to College Pipeline Program, Mass Incarceration, and Race Historical Continuity in Mississippi
Otis Pickett, Mississippi College
“How Long, O Lord?” A Historical Pedagogy of Lament
Timothy Fritz, Mount St. Mary’s University

Comment: The Audience

CFH Breakfast Reception

Saturday, January 4, 2020: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New York Hilton, Green Room

Educating for Activism? Historians and Politics in the Contemporary United States

Saturday, January 4, 2020: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
New York Hilton, New York Room

Chair: Heath Carter, Princeton Theological Seminary

Beth Allison Barr, Baylor University
Cara Burnidge, University of Northern Iowa
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Calvin College
Philipp Gollner, Goshen College
Luke E. Harlow, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University
Jemar Tisby, University of Mississippi

Comment: The Audience

What Is Race? Historical and Theological Retrieval in American Christianity

Saturday, January 4, 2020: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
New York Hilton, New York Room

Chair: Rita Roberts, Scripps College

Before Ontological Blackness: Race and the 18th-Century Black Calvinist Tradition
Steven Harris, Harvard University
“The Blood That Made America Great”: German Racial Thought in Southern Protestantism
Joel Iliff, Baylor University
Racism as Vice: Towards a Thomistic Account of an Ill-Defined Phenomenon
Nathan Cartagena, Wheaton College

Comment: The Audience