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Spring Gathering | March 18 – 19, 2010
Evangelicals and the Early Church: Recovery, Reform, Renewal
In recent decades Evangelicalism has witnessed an increased interest in the faith and practices of the early Church. Yet, many seem to be largely unaware of the influence of the writings of the early Church Fathers on eighteenth- and nineteenth- century evangelicals.
Inspired by the literature of the early church, a growing number of evangelicals have begun to reconfigure their ecclesial practices and pay renewed attention to classical Christian doctrines.
The Spring gathering will explore why some evangelicals in the past have ignored the early church, and attempt to reclaim the rootedness of Evangelicalism suggesting new pathways along which evangelicals may engage the early church in vital partnership.
Everett Ferguson, “Why Study Early Christian History and Literature?”