The annual Kuyper Conference, which began in 1998 at Princeton Theological Seminary, was founded to acknowledge the stream of Calvinist thought represented by Abraham Kuyper, Dutch theologian and statesman (1837-1920), and to explore the tradition he helped to form, commonly known as neocalvinism.
The Kuyperian movement, originally primarily associated with Dutch Calvinists in the Netherlands and North America, is now growing globally. The 21st annual Kuyper Conference will focus on this international expansion as we examine The Future of African Public Theology on April 30-May 1, 2018 at Calvin College & Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event will pursue a conversation between African public theologians from a variety of perspectives and Reformed Christian scholars from several continents about the state of African public theology, the need for it, and the promise it holds for informing Christian thinking and practice on the African continent and beyond.
The Conference is intended to advance scholarship, as well as to foster personal and professional networks of scholars, pastors, ministry professionals, civic leaders, and practitioners with interests in Kuyper and the neocalvinist tradition. Conference participation is open to anyone who is interested in the topics considered at this event.