The Conference on Faith and
History is a community of scholars exploring the
relationship between Christian faith and history. We welcome
members from a variety of Christian traditions around the
world. We also seek to learn from scholars outside the
Christian tradition. Our primary goal is to encourage
excellence in the theory and practice of history from the
perspective of historic Christianity.
The purposes of the
Conference on Faith and History are the following:
To encourage scholars to
explore the relationship between Christian faith and
To provide a forum for
discussion of philosophies, methods, and traditions of
history and to foster research in the
general area of faith
To encourage and advance
teaching and research informed by Christian faith
To bring before the larger
historical community the concerns and perspectives of
To sponsor international,
national, and regional meetings.
To publish Fides et Historia.
To provide a context for
mentoring and networking among historians from various
Membership in the CFH is open
to all scholars and students interested in and supportive of
the stated purposes of the organization.
Categories of membership are:
voting members, student members, and emeritus members. The
Board shall determine annual dues
for each category of
In addition, non-member
subscriptions and institutional subscriptions for the
journal will be available.
CFH members are found
primarily among academic historians, but the organization is
open to anyone interested in approaching
these matters from
a Christian point of view.
Legally, the CFH is
incorporated in the state of Indiana with 501(c)3 tax-exempt
status. Donations and memberships are tax deductible.
membership in the CFH should be addressed to:
Dwight D. Brautigam
Department of History
Huntington IN 46750
The CFH holds a biennial
conference; our next conferences are at Gordon College, Wenham MA, October 2-6, 2012. The CFH publishes the scholarly
journal Fides et Historia twice a year (now entering its
40th year), and issues a periodical
newsletter to keep its
membership informed. It is an affiliate organization of the
American Historical Association.
A pdf file of the CFH
Constitution, as adopted in March 2005, may be downloaded