Roman Catholicism was a world player when neo-Calvinism began to develop from the second half of the nineteenth century onwards. At that time, both Catholicism and Protestantism went through substantial changes. For the neo-Calvinists, Catholicism functioned as both an antagonist and an ally in their struggle to uphold religion in the modern age of ‘rerum novarum’. The neo-Calvinists were the first Protestants to cooperate openly with Roman Catholics in politics and on social issues. Theologically they were particularly interested in neo-Thomism, but remained critical of Roman Catholicism until after the Second World War and the Second Vatican Council.
The conference will focus on the theological, ecclesial, philosophical, political, social and cultural interactions between the two traditions: in what ways did they influence and approach each other, on which aspects did they continue to differ and why, and how could their relationship over a century and a half best be described?
Call for Papers
The conference organisers welcome proposals for short papers. Proposals (approximately 300 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30th, 2014. Conference papers will be in English.
The conference registration fee is €90, which includes a warm lunch and drinks. Conference places must be reserved by email (email@example.com) by May 30th, 2014.
Location and Accommodation
The conference will be held at:
The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas Institute
Largo della Sanità Militare, 60 (close to the Colosseum)
Participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The organisers suggest Foresteria del Monastero di San Gregorio al Celio (contact: Mrs. Loretta, firstname.lastname@example.org) as a well-priced, comfortable and close-by option.