Posted by: Michael Dewalt | March 24, 2009

Two Swiss Conferences

From March 11- March 25 in St. Gallen, Switzerland a conference will be held on “Faith and Success: John Calvin and Business.” Presenting will be Rev. Markus Anker, Evangelical Reformed University pastorate of St. Gallen and Rev. Marc Bridel, French Church; a business representative. Place and time: St. Gallen: Lecture Hall of Trade and Industry, Gallusstrasse 6, 18.15 h

From March 19 through May 14, the University of Geneva will present weekly lectures as below. Their “Portrait of the intellectual John Calvin” lectures are described as follows: Great minds are no one’s property and no one can claim to have an exclusive view of someone who was born in 1509 and to whom the University of Geneva owes its origin. For this reasons academics of very different trends present this “portrait of the intellectual John Calvin.” The series of lectures is addressed mainly to students of all faculties who in this jubilee year would like to get an overall view of the various facets of one of the founder figures of modern Geneva.

·      March 19: Christian Grosse, “Calvin and Geneva: from exile to roots”

·      March 26: Marc Vial, “Calvin as theologian: self-knowledge and knowledge of God”

·      April 2: Michel Grandjean, “Calvin: a balanced spirituality”

·      April 23: Olivier Pot, “Calvin, writer and literary figure”

·      April 30: Irena Backus, “Calvin and the culture of his time. Between superstition and scandal?”

·      May 7: Eric Gasparini, “Calvin the jurist”

·      May 14: Philip Benedict, “Calvin: Europe-wide influence”

Place and time: Geneva: University of Geneva, Uni-Mail, Auditorium MS 150, Thursdays 18.15-19.00

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