Billy Graham Symposium

DateNovember 6-7, 2018
LocationPaul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary
DescriptionWhen Billy Graham died in February 2018,
the world lost one of the most dynamic and creative leaders in modern
Christianity. In particular, the modern evangelical movement is
unthinkable without his influence and guidance.

In recognition of his vital significance, Baylor University is
convening a gathering of leading scholars of Billy Graham and his work,
the meeting to be held on the centennial of his birth in November 1918.
Together, these experts will assess and celebrate Rev. Graham’s
contributions to the Christian faith across that eventful century – both
in the United States and globally.

10 am Ed Stetzer, Wheaton College, The Legacy of Billy Graham

7 pm  Grant Wacker, Duke University, Humility and Ambition in the Formation of an Evangelical Titan

10:30 am Roundtable 1: Billy Graham and American Evangelicalism

Edward Gilbreath, journalist, Pulling Down the Ropes: Howard Jones, MLK, and Billy Graham’s Pioneering Forays Against Racial Segregation

Roger Olson
, Truett, Baylor University, Billy Graham as the Unofficial ‘Pope’ of American Evangelicalism

William Martin, Rice University, The Preacher and the Bear: Billy Graham behind the Iron Curtain

1:30 pm Anne Blue Wills, Davidson College, Ruth Bell Graham: In the Footprints of a Pilgrim

3:15 pm Roundtable 2: Billy Graham in Global Perspective

Alister Chapman, Westmont College, The One That Got Away? Billy Graham and the Lausanne Movement

Helen Kim, Candler School of Theology, Why Was Graham’s Largest Crusade in South Korea, of All Places?

Uta Andrea Balbier, Kingís College London- Bigger in London than in Dallas: How Billy Graham’s ministry took shape in Europe



  • Billy Graham Symposium (free)


11/07/2018 03:15 PM

PublisherInstitute for Studies of Religion
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