The Bible and Academic Life: Scripture’s Role in Shaping Scholarship and Society

Thursday, 14 July 2011 - Saturday, 16 July 2011
Location: Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 NW 112th St., Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Organisation: International Institute for Christian Studies
Topic: Bible


Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version

The annual academic IICS Vision Conference combines serious intellectual discourse with a worshipful environment, a passion for Christ and a global vision that nourishes both hearts and minds and challenges the will.

At this conference Christian scholars and professionals will receive...

  • a renewed appreciation and reverence for the Bible as the written Word of God.
  • a hunger for the Word of God.
  • a deeper understanding of the central role of the Bible in teaching and especially in higher education
  • effective ways we can base our lives and our teaching more fully on the Word of God
  • a broader vision of the role God calls us to in the academic community.
  • a global vision to see Christ and His Word reign over all disciplines, all universities, every facet of culture, every nation—over everything.


Plenary speakers: Jill Briscoe, Harold Rawlings, Ramesh Richard and Stan Wallace

The Rawlings Bible Collection on exhibit, one of the finest private collections of historic Bibles and manuscripts

More than fifty papers and presentations on the Bible, the academy and the life of the mind. Papers will examine topics in four key areas:

  • The Bible in Intellectual History
  • Competing Claims? Knowledge, Truth, and Freedom in the Academy
  • Scripture and Scholarship – How does Scripture impact Specific Disciplines?
  • The Bible as Liberation: Scriptural traditions in Various Cultures

Papers will be presented across the full range of academic disciplines. Engagement with the conference theme is welcome from either a disciplinary or an interdisciplinary perspective. Abstracts are due May 20, 2011. For instructions on submitting an abstract, go to

Sponsored by

International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS) along with its affiliate, Christian Studies International of Canada (CSI). IICS is a global association of academicians and professionals who are committed to teaching and living in such a way as to draw others to faith and transformation in Christ, living and learning with a Christian worldview. IICS places faculty from a broad range of disciplines in teaching positions at universities outside of North America and equips and mentors Christian scholars (outside of North America and the UK) who are teaching at universities in their own country. With forty professors from a broad range of disciplines currently teaching in 20 nations around the world, IICS and CSI offer many teaching opportunities in all disciplines.

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