2017 Convivium Irenicum West: Teaching the Doctrine of God in the Life of the Church
August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 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!