Fretting over Family Drama in Gnapheus’s Acolastus


Humanist drama as a medium for retelling Bible stories is one of the most fascinating genres of Latin literature of the Reformation. All over Europe Protestants and Catholics alike wrote biblical comedies and tragedies for their schools, each camp often using the other’s plays since in the first decades they rarely strayed from narrative into confessional statements. These plays aimed instead to teach good Latin style and to teach piety and virtue by example. If this sounds like a recipe for bland moralizing devoid of theology, we need only turn to the granddaddy of all humanist biblical plays to see that they can indeed explore the depths of God’s mysteries delightfully through story.

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 seminary-level credit. Students who take our courses, enroll at GCTS as special students, and pay a modest transcripting fee, will be able, in principle, to transfer this language or elective credit to any ATS institution in the United States and Canada! Read more…

Davenant Latin Institute Partners with BibleMesh and New Saint Andrews


After a successful first year of the Davenant Latin Institute, we are pleased to announce today new plans to expand the program’s reach. We are partnering with BibleMesh and New Saint Andrews College to further our goal of providing accessible, affordable online Latin education for anyone interested in learning Latin. The first module NSA’s BibleMesh Latin is now online and ready for purchase. The video below, produced by NSA, shows how the software works: Read more…