The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) is pleased to announce the Julian Gwyn Essay Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought. The details pertaining to this new essay prize can be found in the attached poster/advertisement. We would appreciate it if you would forward the information of this prize throughout your publications (print, electronic, website, blogs, etc.) and various channels of communication. The attached poster was created for this purpose and you are free to use it as you see fit.
ACBAS is a joint venture between the Acadia Divinity College and Acadia University. This centre was established in 1991 and its primary goal is to facilitate and encourage studies in the fields of Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought. For this reason, we are excited to announce this new essay prize and would very much appreciate your assistance in making the existence of this prize known to students.
Rev. Evan Colford,
ACBAS Administrative Committee
The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) is pleased to announce a new prize competition in the general field of Baptist and Anabaptist history and thought, especially in Canada’s Atlantic region.
The annual Julian Gwyn Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought, in the amount of $250 (Canadian), will be awarded for the best article approved for publication in a peer- reviewed journal (including peer-reviewed student journals, open access journals, hybrid journals) by a doctoral- or masters-level student, in French or English. The initial award will be given for submissions published in 2018–2019, and annually thereafter when submissions of outstanding quality are received. The awards will normally be announced by November 1st following the close of the annual competition (June 30th of each year).
All submissions must include:
- An electronic copy of the article
- Proof of the date of submission
- Proof of current student status
- Email Submissions to
*Photo: First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS (Acadia University Archives and Special Collections).
Call for Papers
”Incarnation and Identity”
A Scholarly Conference
held in conjunction with the
ABC/USA Biennial Mission Summit
Virginia Beach, Virginia
June 20th, 2019
The Office of the General Secretary of ABC-USA and the Theologians’ Commission will host the
fifth pre-biennial theology conference around the theme Incarnation and Identity in an
effort to foster ongoing, vigorous theological conversations among American Baptist
theologians, pastor-theologians, and theological educators throughout the denomination.
The Theologians’ Commission invites proposals of p1·esentations that address notions of
Incarnation and Identity from Baptist perspectives. Scholars of social ethics, systematic
theology, biblical studies, church history, missiology, and practical theology are invited to offer
proposals for a 20-minute presentation. Additionally, panels of three participants may be
proposed. Presentations that explore the views and perspectives of under-represented groups
Proposals must contain: the author’s full name, institutional affiliation, email and telephone
contact, as well as an abstract of the paper. The abstract should include the title and the thesis
of the presentation, a brief summary of the argument to be made, explicit connection to the
conference theme and a beginning bibliography. Proposals sho11ld be between 750 and
1000 words, and are due by February 1st, 2019.
Full papers may then be submitted for publication consideration to the American Baptist Quarterly.
Authors should attend to that audience as readers rather than listeners.
Papers submitted for publication should be 6000-10,000 words long and must be fully
footnoted. The deadline for submission to ABQ editors is August 1, 2019. Guidelines for authors
will be distributed to conference presenters.
Submit paper proposals before February 1, 2019 to Dr. Donald Brash –
Notification of acceptance will be given in March, 2019.
The Theologians Conference will take place in conjunction with the 2019 Biennial Mission
Summit of American Baptist Churches, USA Conferees will gather at the Virginia Beach
Convention Center on Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 8:00am – 5:30pm.
The conveners regret that we are not able to pay honoraria or expenses. Presenters must
register for the Conference.
American Baptist Quarterly (ABQ) is the peer-reviewed journal of the American Baptist Historical Society. Both established and emerging scholars are invited to submit papers written from original research. Articles and essays should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. If you are interested in submitting a paper for one of the upcoming issues, please contact editor Curtis Freeman (u) as soon as possible.
|Upcoming Themes||Submit By:|
|Reception of Evangelical Mission in India||Dec. 1, 2018|
|Celebrating Women in Ministry:
biblical, theological, and historical reflections, upon the occasion of
the 40th anniversary of
American Baptist Women in Ministry
|Mar. 1, 2019|
|On Foreigners and Neighbors:
biblical, theological, ethical, and historical perspectives on immigration and hospitality
|June 1, 2019|
|Baptists in Rhode Island||June 1, 2019|
Courtney Pace, Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall Hardcover – June 15, 2019
(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2019). ISBN: 9780820355061.
Announcing, Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall, a forthcoming book by NABPR member and 2013 dissertation scholarship awardee, Dr. Courtney Pace, of Memphis Theological Seminary. The book is now available for pre-order.
I stood in the authenticity of my being: Black, preacher, Baptist, woman. For the same God who made me a preacher made me a woman, and I am convinced that God was not confused on either account.
~ Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall
Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall was a Baptist pastor, professor, activist, Womanist theologian, & more. She held the Martin Luther, King Jr. Chair in Social Ethics at Boston University School of Theology and she later became the dean of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and director of the Harriet Miller Women’s Center. According to Pace, “In 1997, Ebony magazine named Hall first in its list of 15 Greatest Black Women Preachers, and she was the only woman considered for its list of 10 Greatest Black Preachers, ultimately placing 11th.”
Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall’s theology revolved around freedom faith, the belief that God wants all people to be free and equips those who work for freedom. This dissertation offers a thematic biography of Hall, paying particular attention to her activism in the Civil Rights Movement and her womanist preaching ministry, through the lens of freedom faith. Hall first learned of freedom faith from her father, growing up in North Philadelphia. Through her training in Fellowship House and her activism with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Southwest Georgia and Selma, Alabama, Hall’s freedom faith matured. After the Movement, Hall returned North and pursued theological education at Princeton Theological Seminary, where her freedom faith culminated in womanist liberation theology.