ERHS Annual Meeting, Saturday, September 21, 2019

Join with us in celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Philip Schaff (1819-1893), church historian, theologian, biblical scholar, author, ecumenist, professor.

We will also be voting on the proposed new bylaws to change the governance of the Society from membership based to Board based.

Place: Hafer Center, second floor of Schaff Library, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA

The keynote speaker for the ERHS annual meeting is Elizabeth A. Clark, John Carlisle Kilgo Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University

Her presentation is entitled: “Transatlantic Mentoring: Philip Schaff and Arthur Cushman McGiffert”.

Dr. Clark is the author of numerous articles and books on early Christian history, women and religion. Two of her recent books are:

Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America (2011) and

The Fathers Refounded: Protestant Liberalism, Roman Catholic Modernism, and the Teaching of Ancient Christianity in Early Twentieth-Century America (2019).

Dr. Clark has used the Philip Schaff papers and other resources at the ERHS for her research.

Dr. Lee Barrett, Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary will also present a sketch of the life of Philip Schaff which will set a context for this bicentennial celebration.

Business meeting 1:00-1:30 pm.

Break for refreshments 1:30-2:00

Presentations 2:00-3:30:

Philip Schaff Biography by Dr. Lee Barrett

Keynote Address by Dr. Elizabeth Clark