Call for Papers for 2012 AFCBS Conference

We are currently accepting paper proposals for this Fall’s conference (September 21-22, 2012). We have a limited number of spaces, so please respond quickly if interested.  These papers should be about 3,000-4,000 words in length and able to be delivered in approximately 20-25 minutes. Those interested in presenting need to e-mail the Center ( with a title and brief outline of their proposal as well as a brief resume. The topic of papers for the parallel sessions must fall within the theme of the conference, namely, “Andrew Fuller and His Friends.” The plenary session schedule is available here.  Parallel sessions may focus on Fuller's relationship with others or some aspect relating to one of Fuller's "friends." Some examples of papers already accepted are:

  • Dustin Benge: “When a Friend Dies: A Funeral Sermon for Andrew Fuller by Joseph Ivimey.”
  • Paul Brewster (SBC Pastor): “William Staughton: Andrew Fuller’s American Baptist connection”
  • Jimmy Burchett: “Andrew Fuller as a Husband and Father”
  • Chris Chun: “Fuller’s Friendly Lapsarian Debate with Samuel Hopkins”
  • Roger Duke: "A Rhetorical Reading of Andrew Fuller's Sermon 'The Nature and Importance of an Intimate Knowledge of Divine Truth.'"
  • Chris Holmes: “ ‘Not the Exact Model of an Orator’:  J. W. Morris's Assessment of Andrew Fuller's Preaching Ministry”
  • David Pitman: “Fuller’s Forgotten Friends: A Sketch of Andrew Fuller’s Non-Ministerial Friends”
  • Dave Schrock: "James Haldane and the Particular Efficacy of Global Missions"

Submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance.  The presenters of papers accepted for the conference will be notified promptly.

Presenters must register for the conference (details forthcoming) and are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

This conference is held annually on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.