Yarnell to discuss Calvinism and Anabaptism

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Malcolm Yarnell will join Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Michael A.G. Haykin in a dialogue about the strengths and weaknesses of the Reformed and Anabaptist traditions, Aug. 25.

This dialogue originated when Yarnell and Haykin posted a charitable interaction on the subject of the Reformed and Anabaptist traditions on Twitter, a social networking Web site. According to Steve Weaver, Haykin’s research and administrative assistant, their interaction “exemplified the kind of frank and humble dialogue that needs to take place between those Baptists who might identify more with either the Reformed or the Anabaptist traditions.” Weaver posted their interaction from Twitter and announced the upcoming dialogue on http://www.andrewfullercenter.org/index.php/2009/07/the-kind-of-dialogue-we-need.

Alongside his role as associate professor of systematic theology, Yarnell serves as the director of Southwestern’s Oxford Study Program and of its Center for Theological Research. He is also editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology. Haykin serves as professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Seminary, and he is director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies.

Their dialogue begins at 9:00 p.m. and is open to the public without charge at The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at Southern Seminary. The dialogue will follow a conference at the Fuller Center, titled “Baptist Spirituality: Historical Perspectives.” The conference will feature several speakers, including Yarnell.

For more information on the conference, visit the following link from the Fuller Center’s Web site: http://andrewfullercenter.org/index.php/conference/baptist-spirituality-historical-perspectives-august-24-25-2009.

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