Annual Meeting 2016

Save the date! September 24, 2016.

The Annual Meeting of the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society

The 2016 Annual Meeting of ERHS was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Hafer Center, Philip Schaff Library, on the campus of the Lancaster Theological Society, Lancaster, PA.

Advance registration is not necessary. Registration starts at 12:45pm. Meeting at 1:00pm.

Entrance fee is $10 (cash or check only), payable at the door; free for Seminary students (please show ID).

The theme of this year’s meeting is the 1866 Liturgy. We are pleased to have the Rev. Dr. Linden DeBie as our keynote speaker. Linden J. DeBie has taught at Seton Hall University and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is the author of Speculative Theology and Commonsense Religion: Mercersburg and the Conservative Roots of American Religion (2008), and the editor of the most recent edition of John Nevin’s, Mystical Presence as well as Coena Mystica (2013), which features the debate of Charles Hodge and John Nevin. He is the author of numerous articles on Mercersburg, many of which appeared in the New Mercersburg Review, which he edited for a number of years. Most recently he co-authored “Reformed Eucharistic Theology and a the Case for Real Presence” with Bradford Littlejohn which appeared in Theology Today (January 2015). He is currently working on Nevin’s biography and on a history of the Palatinate Liturgy. He is ordained in the Reformed Church in America and serves a parish in Queens, New York.

His talk is entitled “Unless A Grain of Wheat Fall to the Ground and Die: The Remarkable Liturgical Fecundity of Mercersburg.”

ERHS Bylaws

The ERHS Board is in the process of revising the Society’s bylaws. Click here for a draft of the proposed bylaws.

Adamstown Books Annual Meeting Promotion

Adamstown Books, a used and antiquarian store located on the Seminary campus, will be having an ERHS week from Wednesday 09/21 through our annual meeting on Saturday 09/24 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day.  20% of sales that week will be donated to ERHS!  Come early to shop before the annual meeting.  In addition to Religion and Theology, the store has a variety of categories including Pennsylvania History, Genealogy, Civil War, Art, and more.

You can still participate even if you won’t be in Lancaster that week.  Just place an online order on the store’s website – – anytime in September and ERHS will receive 20% of the proceeds, no special code or coupon necessary.