Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy Call For Papers

The Quest of the Baptist Academy and its Future 

Georgetown College July 18-21, 2017

This year, the YSBA will gather at Georgetown College for its 13th annual meeting. The success of the YSBA in gathering scholars over that past years testifies to the fact that interest in Baptist identity and higher education is alive and well. Our participants have included academics who are themselves Baptist, those who see their scholarship as a vocation for the Baptist community writ large, and those whose academic identity is shaped by Baptist influences. Our topic this year will be the Baptist Academy itself and the direction, character, and goals that will comprise the future we are pursuing together.

We seek proposals on topics related to the future of the Baptist Academy: What kind of scholarship demonstrates the peculiar good of the Baptist intellectual community?  How should the academy and the church be more fruitfully integrated? What vision for the combined life of obedience and intellect best captures the possibility and challenges of Baptist higher education? How should Baptist higher education in the United States and Europe be extended for the Baptist communities of the Global South and Asia?  What is the significance of the Baptist Academy for higher education most broadly construed?  What topics or issues are most important for determining the future development of the Baptist Academy?

Selected participants will receive room and board during the seminar and travel support on an as-needed basis.

Send 750 word abstracts, CV and contact information to with “YSBA 2017 Proposal” in the subject line. Due date is March 1, 2017.