The Davenant Trust held its inaugural event in Washington DC on April 21-22, 2017. Entitled “Christian Love and National Security,” it was co-sponsored by Providence magazine and Patrick Henry College. Read more about it here and here.
Future regional Convivia Irenica in Washington, DC are planned; stay tuned for details.
Beginning in Fall 2017, a Davenant-sponsored reading group, “Richard Hooker on Law and Scripture,” will be starting up in Falls Church, VA, with a reading group on “Johannes Althusius and the Principles of Politics” to follow in Spring 2018.
To join the Hooker reading group, or for more details about DC regional events, email Susannah Black at [email protected].
Other Regional Events
The Davenant Trust has also recently held regional events in Toronto, ON, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, and St. Louis, MO. If you are interested in organizing a regional event or hub in your part of the country, please get in touch.
We hope to see more conferences that bring together ecclesially-minded scholars and students, academically-minded pastors, and theologically-concerned laypeople from Reformed and evangelical communities. Our Convivia Irenica are designed to meet this need in a special way, but we also accept proposals to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences, workshops, and events that seek to retrieve neglected and important figures within the Protestant tradition, and/or reflect on their relevance for today.
Supporting Emerging Scholars
In an anti-intellectual age, when even confessional traditions are suffering from a collective amnesia about the breadth and depth of their past, and its resources to inform the present, we have urgent need of more scholars consciously working to retrieve the riches of classical Protestantism for the sake of the contemporary church. We particularly value the work of pastor-scholars and lay scholars working in close dialogue with the needs of their own local churches.