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Date: July 13–July 14, 2018
Location: Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 2E4



Cindy Aalders

Dr. Cindy Aalders is the Library Director of the John Richard Allison Library and is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity. She recently completed doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, where her research focused on the spiritual lives and manuscript cultures of eighteenth-century British women. Her doctoral thesis is now forthcoming from Oxford University Press. In additional to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the author of To Express the Ineffable: The Hymns and Spirituality of Anne Steele (Paternoster, 2008). Her current research explores the religious lives of eighteenth-century children.


Bruce Hindmarsh

Bruce Hindmarsh took his D.Phil. degree in theology at Oxford University in 1993. From 1995 to 1997 he was also a research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford. He has since published and spoken widely to international audiences on the history of early British evangelicalism. His articles have appeared in respected academic journals such as Church History, the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and the Huntington Library Quarterly. He is the author of three major books: John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition (Oxford University Press, 1996), The Evangelical Conversion Narrative (Oxford University Press, 2005), and The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Honorary Hosts


James Houston

James Houston is a co-founder of Regent College and also its first principal, a position he held from 1970–1978. Prior to the founding of Regent he was University Lecturer at Oxford where he taught from 1947 to 1971, specializing in cultural and historical geography. He is co-founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, DC, and still acting as a Senior Fellow. He is a prolific author, editor, and Christian scholar, and is respected worldwide as a leader in educating and equipping laypersons. His major areas of interest include the Christian classics, historical theology, and the traditions of Christian spirituality. Some of his most recent research is on the role of the penitential psalms in the history of the church. James Houston is also co-editor of the recent publication, Sources of the Christian Self: A Cultural History of Christian Identity (Eerdmans, 2018).


J.I. Packer

J.I. Packer has taught theology at Regent College since 1979. He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America, and is a frequent contributor to theological periodicals. He is a member of the Editorial Council of Christianity Today. He was General Editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible, published in Fall 2001. J.I. Packer has taught theology at Regent College since 1979. His writings include A Grief Sanctified (Crossway, 2002), A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life (Crossway, 1990), and the bestselling Knowing God (Intervarsity, 1973). His Collected Shorter Writings (Regent College Publishing, 2008) are available in four volumes, and a selection of his articles has been published as The J.I. Packer Collection (Intervarsity, 2000).

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