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


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 (Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia):

Saving ‘Primitive’ Peoples: Southern Baptists’ Mission to the Yoruba, 1875-1905​


Robert Pope (Westminster College, Cambridge):

Baptists and their Cultural Setting in Early Nineteenth-Century Wales


Malkhaz Songulashvili (Ilia State University, Georgia):

Baptists in Georgia and Orthodox Culture, 1944-2004


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)