Sermon Studies Conference 2019

Arete Events Services is the organizer of the annual conference of the Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University.

Sermon: The Technologies of Preaching
Marshall University
September 5-8, 2019

The conference program for the third annual conference held by the Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University, is now available. Download the Conference Program here Download the Call for Papers here

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

General Registration for conference attendees reading papers or making presentations should be completed before Monday, July 22. Download the appropriate form and pay by check or credit card. Onsite registration will be available for conference attendees not reading papers nor making presentations. Registration forms and payments should be sent to the Arete office — 4745 Old Redwood Hwy, Unit C, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, U.S.A. Registration Forms Download the Full Conference Registration Form: for those attending the conference on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Download the One Day Registration Form: for those attending the conference on Friday or Saturday Download the Local Residents Registration Form: for attendees living in the Naas area

HOTEL INFORMATION

Rooms Single Occupancy: 125 Euros (plus tax) Double Occupancy: 160 Euros (plus tax) All rooms must be reserved through Arete Events Services. Contact the Arete Office by e-mail in order to make a reservation. The room rate is available two days before and two days after the conference. Upgrades to the single and double-occupancy rooms are available for a fee. Hotel Address and Phone Number Killashee Hotel, Kilcullen Road, Naas, County Kildare, Eire +353 45 879 277

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 

3:00-5:00 PM

WELCOME
REGISTRATION DESK

Robert Ellison, Director, Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University
Keith A. Francis, Arete Events Services
Killashee Hotel Representative
Moloney & Kelly Representative

6:00-7:00 PM

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE – free to conference attendees
Great Hall

SELECTIONS FROM THE SHOW “DROP OF DESTINY”

7:00-8:00 PM

RECEPTION
Original House, The Parlour, Drawing Room

Conveners:
Melanie Pickard, Arete Events Services
Keith A. Francis, Arete Events Services


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

8:15-8:25 AM

INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE
Innovation Hub

Robert Ellison, Director, Sermons Studies Center, Marshall University

8:30-9:30 AM

SESSION I
Innovation Hub

HOW TO PRESERVE SERMONS…

Chair: Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University, UK

“Digitizing Sermons in the Marshall University Libraries”
Robert Ellison, Marshall University

Comment: The Audience

9:30-10:00 AM

POSTER SESSION
Innovation Hub

Cipto Wardoyo, Coventry University

THIS SESSION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE COFFEE BREAK

10:00-10:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK
Networking Area

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

SESSION II
Innovation Hub

SERMONS SERVING OTHER PURPOSES: BRITISH SERMONS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Chair: Robert Ellison, Marshall University

“The Sermon as Story and News Source: Funeral Sermons for Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester”
Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University, UK

“‘May God Defend the Right!’: The Idea of Just War and British Sermons on the Crimean War”
Petros Spanou, Oxford University

Comment: The Audience

12:00-1:00 PM

LUNCH
Turners Restaurant

1:00-2:30 PM

SESSION III
Innovation Hub

DOING THEOLOGY AND REVIVALISM IN SERMONS: TWO CASES

Chair: Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University

“‘The Christian Neighbor’ by White Kennett: How a Sermon Published in 1711 is Still Relevant Today”
Bradley W. Havenar, Phillips Theological Seminary

“Publishing Fundamentalism? The Preaching of W. P. Nicholson”
Andrew Holmes, Queen’s University, Belfast

Comment: The Audience

2:30-4:00 PM

SESSION IV
Innovation Hub

SERMONS IN AN AGE OF HOLOCAUST

Chair: Robert Ellison, Marshall University

“From Dublin to Jerusalem: Sermons of Rabbi Isaac Herzog”
Marc Saperstein, Leo Baeck College, London

“Preaching in the ‘Valley of the Shadow of Death’ – Fr. Joseph Kentenich at Dachau”
Eileen Groth Lyon, State University of New York, Fredonia

Comment: The Audience

4:00-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK
Networking Area

4:30-5:30 PM

SESSION V
Innovation Hub

WHAT IS A SERMON? THE IMPORTANCE OF TEXT, PRODUCTION, AND PERFORMANCE, PART I

Chair: Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University

David Powers, Independent Scholar
Robert Ellison, Marshall University
Jennifer Farooq, University of Regina
Cipto Wardoyo, Coventry University

Comment: The Audience

SPECIAL EVENT

IRISH NIGHT AT TAYLOR’S, DUBLIN

Meet in the Lobby at 6:30


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

SESSION VI
Innovation Hub

EARLY MODERN MANUSCRIPT SERMONS: THE GEMMS PROJECT

Chair: Robert Ellison, Marshall University

“Creating a Community of Sermon Scholars: GEMMS – Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons”
Jennifer Farooq, University of Regina, Canada/Project Manager, GEMMS
Hannah Yip, University of Birmingham, UK

Comment: The Audience

10:00-11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK & DISPLAY SESSION
Networking Area

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

SESSION VII
Innovation Hub

A FAILED SERMONS PROJECT? THE LIMITS OF TECHNOLOGY

Chairs: Robert Ellison, Marshall University
Frances Knight, University of Nottingham

“The Spurgeon Sermons Project at Baylor University”
Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University

Comment: The Audience

12:00-1:00 PM

LUNCH
Turners Restaurant
1:00-2:30 PM

SESSION VIII
Innovation Hub

SERMONS IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES: SECRETS OF CREATION AND THEIR USE AS AGENTS OF CHANGE

Chair: Robert Ellison, Marshall University

“‘Fortunate Art’: Short-writing by Ministers and Sermon Notetakers in Seventeenth- and
Eighteenth-Century New England”
David Powers, Independent Scholar

“‘The Scum of Controversy’: Recantation Sermons in Eighteenth-Century England and Ireland”
Simon J. Lewis, Trinity College, Dublin

Comment: The Audience

2:30-4:00 PM

SESSION IX
Innovation Hub

APPLYING THEORIES OF LITERATURE TO THE SERMON…

Chair: Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University

“Christian Audience Theory in Augustine’s De Catechizandis Rudibus”
Emily Murphy Cope, York College of Pennsylvania

“Remnants of Rhetorical Humanism in the Non-conformist “Arts of Listening” of Early Modern
England”
Curry Kennedy, Pennsylvania State University

Comment: The Audience

4:00-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK
Networking Area

4:30-5:30 PM

SESSION XII
Innovation Hub

SERMON STUDIES: WHERE ARE WE? WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Conveners: Robert Ellison, Marshall University
Keith A. Francis, Oxford Brookes University

5:40-6:40 PM

SESSION XIII
Innovation Hub

WHAT IS A SERMON? THE IMPORTANCE OF TEXT, PRODUCTION, AND PERFORMANCE, PART II

Chair: Frances Knight, University of Nottingham

Emily Murphy Cope, York College of Pennsylvania
Robert Ellison, Marshall University
Curry Kennedy, Pennsylvania State University
Sally Norris, Independent Scholar

Comment: The Audience

7:15-8:30 PM

RECEPTION and CONFERENCE DINNER
Moore Abbey Suite

8:30-9:00 PM

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE – free to conference attendees
Moore Abbey Suite
SELECTIONS FROM THE SHOW “DROP OF DESTINY” 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

9:00 AM

DAY TRIP TO GALWAY

11:00 AM

DEPARTURES (FOR THOSE NOT GOING TO GALWAY)

7:00 PM

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
TBD
SELECTIONS FROM THE SHOW “DROP OF DESTINY”