Media invited to WFU conference attended by international Baptist scholars

The media are invited to cover the Second International Conference on Baptist Studies that begins Wednesday night, July 19, at Wake Forest University.

Titled “Baptists in the 20th Century: A Retrospective,” the conference is drawing Baptist scholars from around the world to reflect on Baptist thought in the 20th century. Scheduled to run through July 22, the conference opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday with a lecture by Pastor Emeritus Gardner Taylor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. Taylor’s lecture in Wait Chapel is titled, “A Benediction for Baptists.”

Most of the conference activity will take place in Wait Chapel and the adjoining Wingate Hall (home of the divinity school). Worship services, lectures (including Taylor’s) and scholarly paper presentations are free and open to the public.

One of the conference’s organizers is Bill J. Leonard, dean of the Wake Forest Divinity School. Leonard is available to talk with the media before and during the conference. Please call the News Service for assistance in contacting Leonard. The News Service can provide a detailed schedule for the conference.

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