2017 Call for Papers: Eastern Region of the EPS

November 14, 2016
Posted by Administrator

March 31st-April 1, 2016
Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA

“Apologetics in a Pluralistic Culture”

Plenary Speaker: Scott Oliphint, Westminster Theological Seminary
Plenary Respondent: Josh Chatraw, Liberty University

Call for Papers

All members of ETS and the EPS are invited to submit a paper on the conference theme. Papers on other topics will be welcome as well, especially those on the theme of our national Annual Meeting in 2016, “The Trinity.” Any ETS or EPS member of any rank is welcome to submit a paper proposal, including those outside the Eastern Region.

Your proposal should have a title and a brief (one paragraph) description of the intended paper. Please indicate your present position and how long you have been serving in this post, and/or your degree program and state of completion.

Proposals must be submitted to (President) Eric Silverman via email (drericsilverman@gmail.com) in text, Word or PDF format by noon on January 15th, 2017. We will let you know whether or not your proposal has been accepted no later than January 24th.

Information on registration and lodging provided at the ETS Eastern regional page. Become a member of the EPS by purchasing at epsociety.org.

Biographies of Plenary Speaker and Respondent 

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Oliphint’s academic interests include Cornelius Van Til’s apologetics, the relationship between Christian apologetics and philosophy, and the doctrine of God. He is the co-author with William Edgar of Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in the Defense of the Faith and Product Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader (Volumes 1-2), as well as the author of several books, including The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture for Defending the Faith and Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology, and numerous other resources and articles.

Dr. Joshua D. Chatraw (respondent) is Associate Professor of Theology and Apologetics and Executive Director of The Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement at Liberty University. He is a co-author with Karen Swallow Prior of Cultural Engagement and Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging the Skeptical Challenges to the Bible (co-authored with Darrell Bock and Andreas Köstenberger), and Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World (co-authored with Darrell Bock and Andreas Köstenberger).

ETS Eastern Regional Schedule

Day One (Friday, March 31st)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Registration and Exhibit Hall Open (Discount Books!)

1:00-1:50 pm – First Parallel Session

2:00-2:50 pm – Second Parallel Session

3:00-4:00 pm – First Plenary Session

4:10-5:00 pm – Third Parallel Session


Day Two (Saturday, April 1st)  

8:30-8:55 am – ETS Business Meeting

9:00-10:20 am- Second Plenary Session 

Scott Oliphint – (45 minutes)

Josh Chatraw (Liberty University) – Response (20 minutes)

Scott Oliphint – Response to the Respondent Q/A (10 minutes)

10:30- 11:50 am – Fourth Parallel Session  

12:00-12:50 pm – Lunch/Exhibit Hall Open for Final Opportunities (Discount Books!)

1:00-2:30 pm- Third Plenary Session

Scott Oliphint – (45 minutes)

Josh Chatraw – Response (20 minutes)

Discussion/Q&A – (25 minutes)