ICOBS VIII Baptists, Gospel and Culture List of Main Speakers




Baylor University, 18-21 July 2018


Baptists, Gospel and Culture



Main Speakers



Ivan Dias (Seminário Teológico Batista Sul Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro):

          Baptist Warriors who Changed the World: Latin America, the Moral Majority

          and Reagan’s Foreign Policy


Curtis Freeman (Baptist House of Studies, Duke Divinity School, North Carolina):

           Roger Williams on the Liberty and Limits of Conscience


Barry Hankins (Baylor University, Texas):

            The Last Temptation of Baptists: Northern Baptists and American Culture in the

            Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy of the 1920s


Paul Harvey (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs):

            Southern Baptists and Southern Culture, Secession through Civil Rights


Sandy D. Martin (University of Georgia):

            Black American Baptists and Cultural Self-Identity:  Historical Overview of the Role

            of Religion in the Shaping of Black Identity


Melody Maxwell (Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas):

Permission or Prohibition? Southern Baptist Missionaries to Africa and the

Problem of Polygamy, 1845-1945​


Robert Pope (Westminster College, Cambridge):

           Baptists and their Cultural Setting in Early Nineteenth-Century Wales


John Tucker (Carey College, Auckland, New Zealand):

          ‘Our dark brethren’: Baptists, Gospel and Race in New Zealand


Marina Wang (Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong):

            ‘More Christian, More Chinese, and More Efficient’: Herman Liu and the

             University of Shanghai (1928-1938)