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2017 Convivium Irenicum West: Teaching the Doctrine of God in the Life of the Church

August 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

This year, for the first time, we will be expanding our annual Convivium Irenicum gathering to meet growing demand by offering a National Convivium West, August 17th-19th, at beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene in North Idaho.

The theme of this event will be the same as our Convivium East: “To All Generations: Teaching the Doctrine of God in the Life of the Church,” using the doctrine of God as a lens through which to consider broader questions of how our biblical theology should inform our systematic theology and vice versa, and how to teach key tenets of classic Christian dogmatics in a 21st-century context of pragmatism, emotivism, and disdain for history. Our Convivium Irenicum serves as a microcosm of the Davenant Trust’s mission, and, for many of our attendees, as the capstone to each academic year. For three days we do much more than present and listen to papers—we eat together, drink together, worship together, discuss abstruse philosophical questions, hard pastoral challenges, and our favorite new movies together as we walk through the woods or recline on the porch. We bring together not merely scholars and grad students, but pastors and other church leaders, and even businessmen and public servants. Together, we explore what it means to retrieve the wisdom of our Protestant and catholic past for the sake of our church and nation today.

Our plenary speaker for the first Convivium West will be Dr. Steve Duby of Grand Canyon University, author Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account (T&T Clark, 2015). Dr. Duby will be speaking on the topic, “Divine Action and God’s Relationship to the World.” We welcome paper submissions and panel proposals on historical and normative topics related to this year’s theme. Please view the full Call for Papers here, and submit your proposal by May 15th.

To register the event, fill out the form below. There are just a couple of spots left, so book soon!

Register for 2017 Convivium Irenicum West

Please select whether you are booking at the student or non-student rate, or whether you would like to request a bursary and have your registration fee waived. We plan to offer onsite or nearby accommodation for all attendees, plus meals.
Please explain the nature of your financial need and what travel expenses if any you would like to request to have covered. Decisions on bursaries will be made by April 1.




August 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
August 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


Brad Littlejohn


Lake Coeur d’Alene
4399 South Boisen Loop
Coeur d'Alene, ID 838483 United States
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