Sunday, 27 September 2009

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Life and Legacy conference

I'm organising a conference with a friend of mine, Andrew Atherstone, to examine the life and legacy of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of the leading British evangelicals of the twentieth century. The conference will be held at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, on 16-17 December 2010, and jointly sponsored by the Centre for the Advanced Study of Religion in Wales and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. The keynote speakers have already been booked and include David Bebbington (Stirling), who'll give a contextual paper on evangelicalism in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century; Densil Morgan (Bangor), will speak on Lloyd-Jones and Calvinism; William Kay (Bangor) on Lloyd-Jones' relationship with the Charismatic Movement, Andrew Atherstone (Oxford) on Lloyd-Jones and the aftermath of the 1966 call for evangelical unity and I'll be speaking on Lloyd-Jones and Wales, with particular attention to his role in the establishment of the Evangelical Movement of Wales. We've just issued a call for papers, and are welcoming short papers of about half an hour's duration on any aspect of Lloyd-Jones' life, impact or legacy. Papers are warmly welcomed from those in academic positions and those not, we'll do our best to accommodate as many of these offers as we receive, although we obviously can't promise that we'll be able to accept every single one. The hope is ultimately to produce a volume of evaluative essays. If you'd like to contribute a paper please send a title and an abstract (c.250 words) to me at dmj@aber.ac.uk.

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