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  • Introduction to Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses

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    Introduction to Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses

    This article appeared in Ad Fontes Vol II, Issue 2. Excerpted from Davenant’s forthcoming Reformation Theology volume. Few documents in Christian history have become as iconic as Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, the ringing denunciation of the corruptions of the late medieval church that was to spark the Protestant Reformation. Luther may or may not have […]

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  • Purified by a Principle? Augustine’s Conversion of Neo-Platonism

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    Purified by a Principle? Augustine’s Conversion of Neo-Platonism

    In City of God 10.24, as part of his analysis of and argument with Platonism and Neoplatonism, Augustine takes up the question of mediation–who mediates, and how–questions of some moment in previous and contemporary Platonist demonology, which made use of several levels of divine or semi-divine intermediaries in order to bridge the gap between the world of flesh and the world of spirit.

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  • Carolinas Convivium Recap

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    Carolinas Convivium Recap

    Brent King reflects on an engaging weekend of fellowship and learning at Davenant House.

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  • Latin Hymns Reformed

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    Latin Hymns Reformed

    Everyone knows that the Reformation opened the floodgates of German songwriting, transforming the hymn into communal song. No less astonishing, but much less remembered, is the early Lutherans’ tireless work at writing an entirely new corpus of Latin hymns.

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  • A Century of Latin Bibles: c. 1550–1650

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    A Century of Latin Bibles: c. 1550–1650

    Some of us may have been disappointed to see only Lutherans among the hymn-writers which we recently sampled. But fear not, Reformed readers, because Latin culture flourished in early Reformed circles as well.

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  • Why We Need the Common Good

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    Why We Need the Common Good

    Christian morality is not ultimately instruction in how to make oneself a member of the Christian club. It is not a self-help program whose rules are adopted by a small set of people who wish to better themselves. Christian morals, rather, are simply moral teachings that agree with the natural design of the universe.

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  • Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 4: The Sociology of Conversion

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    Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 4: The Sociology of Conversion

    Why do Protestants convert? The answer, as we’ve seen in our posts this fall, is complicated. It cannot be reduced to simple slogans or polemical talking points, and it calls for serious self-examination among Protestants

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  • Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 5: A Way Forward

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    Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 5: A Way Forward

    People have more than one reason (whether they know it or not) for changing their religious commitments. Conversion is usually a multilayered process. In this series, we have examined the (1) psychological, (2) theological, and (3) sociological dimensions of conversion.

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  • Best Reads of 2019

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    Best Reads of 2019

    We asked a handful of our staff and Davenant Fellows what books they particularly enjoyed reading over this past year.

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