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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Neo-Calvinism and the French Revolution Conference, Paris August 2012

The French Revolution was the scene of much intellectual and social upheaval. Its impact touched a wide range of subjects: the relationship of the church to the state, social relationships, science, literature, fashion, philosophy and theology. Although the French Revolution’s momentum was felt across Europe and North America, it met a particularly interesting response in the Netherlands, at that time the scene of a burgeoning neo- Calvinist movement. In that context, the likes of Groen van Prinsterer, Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck responded to the French Revolution’s ideals and influence in a variety of intellectual and practical ways.

This conference will focus on the historical and theological aspects of this neo-Calvinist response to the French Revolution.

Call for Papers

The conference organisers welcome proposals for short papers. Proposals (approximately 300 words) should be sent to by May 4th. Conference papers will be in English.


The conference registration fee is €40. Conference places must be reserved by email ( by May 30th.

Location and Accommodation
The conference will be held at:
The Library The American Church in Paris 65 quai d’Orsay 75007 Paris France
Participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The organisers suggest the Adveniat Youth Hostel ( as a well-priced, comfortable and convenient option.

For further details see here.

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