Renewing Christian wisdom for the church

Retrieving the riches of classical Protestantism to renew

and build up the contemporary church.

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Upcoming Events
  • 2023 Regional Convivium: The Inklings and the Great Conversation

    2023 Regional Convivium: The Inklings and the Great Conversation

    The Davenant Institute invites you to our spring rendition of our now bi-annual Carolinas Regional Convivium Irenicum. Learn More

    February 24-25th, 2023 | Davenant House, Landrum, SC
  • Spain’s Forgotten Reformation

    Spain’s Forgotten Reformation

    Join us for a free Zoom lecture + Q&A with Dr. Andrew Messmer on Thursday 26th January 2023. Learn More

    Featuring Dr. Andrew Messmer | January 26, 2022 | Zoom

Check out our calendar for additional events.

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Theological Education

At Davenant Hall, we are reinventing the medieval university for the digital age through affordable and expert online courses and degree programs.

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Protestant Letters

Ad Fontes is the journal of the Davenant Institute, publishing a premium print edition each quarter, a weekly podcast, and daily online articles.

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Army of friends

Davenant House is our residential hub in the Blue Ridge Mountains, SC. Although we embrace the the benefits of technology, in-person fellowship is key to our mission.

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the Church

The Davenant Press publishes new books, essay collections, and new editions of historic Christian texts to resource pastors, scholars, and laypeople.

The Shining Human Creature

Christian Ethics, Vol. 1


What does it mean for man to live as one restored in Christ? Into this conversation comes Thomas Traherne—clergyman, poet, and mystic—to cast a vision of the “shining human creature,” in a new modernization by Colin Redemer.

Begotten Or Made? A New Edition for the 21st Century

BY OLIVER O’DONOVAN | $23.95 | 160 Pages

How is it that we have so lost sight of the meaning of the human person that our very biological sex is seen as just another medical problem to be solved by technique? In a society that has rejected all moral norms, that refuses to honor God as Creator, what hope do we have of stemming the tide of scientific intervention into even the most sacred dimensions of our humanity? In this prescient volume, originally published in 1984, the eminent theological ethicist Oliver O’Donovan offers a penetrating analysis of our confusion over human nature and the proper boundaries of medical science.

Protestant Social Teaching: An Introduction


For the first time, we are planting a flag for “Protestant social teaching,” a coherent, catholic, biblical set of convictions about what it means to love one’s neighbor in both personal and political life. The essays in this volume span the breadth of human life, from birth to death, from work to welfare, while providing a clear moral compass on hot-button issues like abortion, just war, and environmental care. This volume brings together contributions from a dozen authors who have deeply studied these diverse moral issues from a classical Protestant standpoint, distilling their biblical and historical insights into short, accessible chapters that can guide the reflections of every pastor or Christian leader.

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Resources & Media

Pilgrim Faith is a regular podcast, where human wonder fuels the quest for Christian wisdom.


Our free monthly Zoom Fellows Lectures showcase the expertise of Davenant Teaching Staff.

Zoom Lecture

Common Places “podcast” channel, which is where we upload audio of events and such.


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As a non-profit organization, our work is dependent upon the partnership and generosity of supporters and donors. If you share our desire to see Christian wisdom renewing the contemporary church, then consider supporting us financially today. In return for your support, we offer an array of Davenant Institute swag and books, as well as exclusive donor access to webinars, in-person events, and conversations with Davenant leadership.

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