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September 26, 2017

Richard Mouw Keynotes Interdisciplinary Theology Conference

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College is hosting an interdisciplinary theological conference on October 20-21, 2017, featuring over 30 scholarly paper presentations and keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Mouw, on the topic of “Evangelical Theology: New Challenges, New Opportunities.” The event takes place on the Roberts Wesleyan College campus in Rochester, N.Y. and is offered in partnership with the Canadian-American Theological Association.

The conference begins on Friday evening with a free public lecture by Mouw. Saturday’s activities require registration and include a second lecture and paper presentations by established scholars, researchers, and graduate students from across the United States and Canada. Presentations encompass a variety of contexts and disciplines including the evolution of evangelical theology, historical interpretations of the rise of early Christianity, opportunities for evangelical theology in the ecumenical movement, millennials and evangelical theology, and using a new vocabulary to define evangelical theology.

Mouw is president emeritus and professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary’s school of theology. Mouw served as president of Fuller for 20 years from 1993-2013, along with 17 years prior as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. As a widely published author, Mouw was written over 20 books, including: “The God Who Commands,” “The Smell of Sawdust,” “He Shines in All That’s Fair,” “Culture and Common Grace,” “Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World,” and, most recently, a book titled, “Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest for Common Ground.” At Friday’s and Saturday’s lectures, Mouw explores the continuing value of the term “evangelical” in the 21st century, while tracing the history of its meaning and usage over the past hundred years.

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To register and view the event schedule, visit Participation in the full-day of sessions on Saturday, October 21, is $90.00 and $65.00 for students. This includes breakfast and lunch. Attendance at Friday evening’s event is free.

For more information, please contact Maria Gilluly at 585.594.6420 or