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  • New Events Announced for New York and Chicago

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    New Events Announced for New York and Chicago

    The Davenant Trust is pleased to announce two upcoming events in major cities. September 23: How (Not) to Have a Foot in Both Kingdoms: Protestant Models for Christian Citizenship A conversation with Dr. W. Bradford Littlejohn (The Davenant Trust), Dr. Vincent Bacote (Wheaton College) and Dr. Matthew Tuininga (Calvin Theological Seminary) Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL…

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  • This Week in Church History: August 31: Henry VIII Excommunicated

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    This Week in Church History: August 31: Henry VIII Excommunicated

    On this day in 1535, Pope Paul III made the break between the English state church and the Roman church conclusive when he excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII. The circumstances leading up to Henry’s break with the established church are well known, of course. The king wanted a son and was convinced he would not…

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  • Davenant Fellowships Awarded

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    Davenant Fellowships Awarded

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Davenant Fellowships. Simon Kennedy (above right) is pursuing a Ph.D research project at the University of Queensland under Prof. Peter Harrison, in which he is investigating how various early modern Reformed thinkers such as John Calvin, Richard Hooker, and Johannes Althusius understood the origins of…

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  • Deadline for Davenant Fellowship Application Extended

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    Deadline for Davenant Fellowship Application Extended

    If you were thinking of applying for our Davenant Fellowship, with $2,500 of funding toward a Ph.D or postdoctoral project in Protestant historical theology, we have good news! We have just extended the application deadline until July 29th. To apply, please email Brad Littlejohn with a document containing the following: A description of your current educational status, institution,…

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  • Davenant Latin Institute Partners with Gordon Conwell

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    Davenant Latin Institute Partners with Gordon Conwell

    The Davenant Latin Institute is gearing up for another great year of enriching the church and academy by equipping students, teachers, pastors, and scholars to read the language of our Christian past. We are also excited to announce that we have just established a partnership with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to recognize all our courses for…

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  • Andrew Fuller Conference: The Diversity of Dissent

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    Andrew Fuller Conference: The Diversity of Dissent

    We are pleased to announce that The Davenant Trust is co-sponsoring the upcoming Andrew Fuller Conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The theme of the conference is “The Diversity of Dissent: A Quatercentennial Appreciation of Richard Baxter, John Owen, and William Kiffen.” Speakers for the event include Davenant Trust Board of Advisors member Herman Selderhuis…

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  • A Report on the 2016 Convivium Irenicum

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    A Report on the 2016 Convivium Irenicum

    Earlier this month the Davenant Trust held its fourth annual Convivium Irenicum at Davenant House in upstate South Carolina near Greenville. The theme of this year’s event was “Confessionalism and Diversity in the Reformed Tradition” and we were delighted to have Dr. Carl Trueman, who holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary,…

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  • Announcing the Davenant Fellowship

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    Announcing the Davenant Fellowship

    We are pleased to announce that, beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, the Davenant Trust will be awarding two $2,500 fellowships (or, in cases of one standout candidate, one $5,000 fellowship) to cover tuition and/or living expenses for doctoral or postdoctoral research in early modern Protestantism. We invite proposals through July 15, 2016, and will announce…

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  • Davenant Trust Adopts Peter Martyr Society

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    Davenant Trust Adopts Peter Martyr Society

    You can read a brief history of the Peter Martyr Society here. Last week, after several months of discussions between the officers of each organization, the Peter Martyr Society presented a formal request to be adopted by the Davenant Trust, placing its current assets under the administration of Davenant and its future projects under the…

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  • A Brief History of the Peter Martyr Society

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    A Brief History of the Peter Martyr Society

    As part of the Davenant Trust’s recent adoption of the Peter Martyr Society we have asked PMS President Torrance Kirby of McGill University to write a brief history of the society in general and of recent Peter Martyr scholarship. That history is below:

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