30 May 2018

Convivium Irenicum 2018: Preview

It's that time of year again, time for 2018 Convivium Irenicum hosted by The Davenant Institute. (For final posts of previous Convivia go here (2014), here (2015), here (2016), and here (2017).)

This year's theme is "Exploring Reformed Catholicity: The Whole Word for the Whole Church." I've worked through several of the papers that will be presented and they look well-suited to explain how (and how we know that) the Reformed tradition of Protestantism is a constituent part of the long arc of catholic Christianity. The veracity of such a claim is especially timely in light of the recently published book, "Christian: The Politics of a Word in America" (reviewed in Christianity Today here), which argues from the fact that there are multiple inconsistent accounts of the meaning of the word "Christian" to the conclusion that Christianity does not--indeed cannot--exist.

I plan to live-tweet (Twitter handle: @profpryor) various of the presentations and follow up with longer blog posts when time permits.

Two more things. We will also enjoy worship and plenty of conviviality in a beautiful setting  so, all in all, it's fair to say that I'm looking forward to a great three days.

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