Call for Papers: Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History


See below.  I should add that I have not decided yet on the title of my presidential address.  I will not be speaking on Believe Me.  –JF

Call for Papers, Conference on Faith and History

Protest, Resistance and Transformation:
Agents of Change Past and Present
Baylor University
Waco, TX
October 7-10, 2020

Proposals for individual papers or panels should be sent to Lisa Clark Diller ( by April 1, 2020

Historians study and teach history because of the need to understand causation, contingency, and context. Christian scholars add to those traditional factors our faith-based reasons as well–a love for humans as made in the image of God, the mandate to care for Creation, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to tell the Truth. In a world in which our students, communities, churches and wider public are seeking to find ways to address the problems around them, historians can tell stories about the past that encourage, inform, and prophetically engage their audiences. We solicit papers that help us all do this better.

We welcome papers on a wide range of subjects. In this centennial of women in the US getting the right to vote, we are especially focused on those who worked to expand the boundaries of justice and freedom. However, we are also solicit papers on cross-disciplinary research, and the spiritual resources that are available to and possible because of Christian scholars. We hope to gain participation from those on the edges of the academy, including independent scholars, high school teachers, and graduate students.

Plenary Speakers:
Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Jesus and John Wayne
John Fea, Believe Me: the Evangelical Road to Donald Trump