HBU Theology Conference

The Church and Early Christianity
April 16-18, 2015
Houston Baptist University
The Department of Theology at HBU is pleased to host a conference on The Church and Early Christianity that will explore development of the church in the early centuries of Christianity. Our keynote speakers include John Barclay (Durham University), Everett Ferguson (Abilene Christian University), and Ben Witherington (Asbury Theological Seminary). 
Papers and Abstracts
We are inviting papers representing a variety of approaches from scholars and graduate students in this area of study.  We are particularly interested in the relationship of early Christian communities within their wider theological and cultural contexts. This includes theological developments related to ecclesiology as well as the social relationships with Second Temple Jewish practices and institutions (e.g., the Synagogue), the relationships within early Christian communities, and the relationship of early Christian communities with the wider Greco-Roman society. Participants will have 25-30 minutes to present papers (inclusive of Q&A).  Please submit a 200-300 word abstract to Dr. Ben C. Blackwell at bblackwell@hbu.edu by February 15, 2015, with notification of acceptance by March 2.  Registration by March 23 is required for those who will present at the conference.
Registration is $40.  Payments are non-refundable after March 15.

If you are affiliated with HBU (faculty, staff, or student), admission to the conference is free. To register please send an email from your HBU account to theology@hbu.edu, giving your name as you want it on your nametag.
Register and pay online now or fill out the registration form and mail it with your payment to:
Theology Conference Registration
Department of Theology
School of Christian Thought
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston TX, 77074
Please make checks payable to “Houston Baptist University.”