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  • VIDEO: The Forgotten Reformation

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    VIDEO: The Forgotten Reformation

    In this video, Brad Littlejohn introduces the too often forgotten story of the English Reformation, and corrects common misunderstandings of Henry VIII and his wives, Queen Elizabeth, and the rise of Puritanism. He also suggests lessons that this most tumultuous of Protestant Reformations might hold for the church in our own time. Follow us on […]

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  • Common Places: Fred Sanders on the Triune God

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    Common Places: Fred Sanders on the Triune God

    Systematic theologian Dr. Fred Sanders speaks of his discovery of theology, then discusses the Trinity. How is Trinitarian theology an act of praise? What do the missions of the Son and Spirit reveal about God? In classical Trinitarianism, what is a “person”? This and more!     Highlights 2:10 Fred Sanders’ advice to prospective graduate students 4:40 Sanders’ journey […]

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  • Common Places: Aaron Denlinger on Being a Christian Historian

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    Common Places: Aaron Denlinger on Being a Christian Historian

    Dr. Aaron Denlinger joins the podcast and discusses some of the dangers surrounding a simplistic understanding of history and how his calling as a Christian historian compels him to be honest about heroes of history and the context of their lives.   Highlights   3:00-5:00 The dangers of a simplistic understanding of the Reformation. 5:00-10:00 […]

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  • “Male and Female He Created Them: Genesis 1-3 and the Meaning of the Sexes” Lecture by Dr. Alastair Roberts

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    “Male and Female He Created Them: Genesis 1-3 and the Meaning of the Sexes” Lecture by Dr. Alastair Roberts

    About the Lecture Dr. Alastair Roberts argues for an understanding of male and female vocation within creation that mirrored the structure of God’s own creative work of first “forming” and then “filling” his world. In the Q&A, he particularly draws attention to the changed social and economic conditions of modernity which have rendered formerly intelligible […]

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  • People of the Promise – Buy Your Copy Today!

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    People of the Promise – Buy Your Copy Today!

    As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, many Protestants, whether in the pews, the pulpit, or the academy, are apt to feel a bit uncertain about just how enthusiastically they can celebrate the Protestant doctrine of the church. After all, isn’t this doctrine the weakest link in Protestant theology, as modern-day Catholic apologists […]

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  • The Gospel Expressed: Luther’s Teaching on Alien Righteousness as Divine Gift

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    The Gospel Expressed: Luther’s Teaching on Alien Righteousness as Divine Gift

    When exactly the levee is going to break is not easy to know, but when it does we all know. October 31, 1517 is the day the levee broke in the church of the West. It is not likely that Luther was aware he was laying his ax to the root. But that is what […]

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  • The Real Presence and the Presence of Reality

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    The Real Presence and the Presence of Reality

    On October 16th, Davenant Institute President Brad Littlejohn was invited to give a lecture at Hillsdale College on the doctrine of the Eucharistic real presence in the Protestant Reformation. In the lecture, he argued that contrary to many popular narratives and misrepresentations, the Reformed did hold to a kind of real presence of the body […]

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  • Announcing Acquisition of Peter Martyr Library

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    Announcing Acquisition of Peter Martyr Library

      We are pleased to announce that The Davenant Institute has just concluded a contract with Truman State University Press to take full possession of the Peter Martyr Library. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, TSUP will transfer all rights, electronic files, and hard copies of the ten volumes of the Peter Martyr Library (including its accompanying […]

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  • Reason Diabolical, Reason Divine: Melanchthon on Philosophy, Humanism and Scripture

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    Reason Diabolical, Reason Divine: Melanchthon on Philosophy, Humanism and Scripture

      This article appeared in Volume II, Issue 4 of Ad Fontes.

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  • How to Study the Reformation

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    How to Study the Reformation

    What sort of person enrolls in a class in Reformation studies? It is a seemingly easy audience to profile. For those few programs which offer such a course, we expect it would be required for any student pursuing a degree in Christian history or theology; for young Reformed individuals who desire a deeper understanding of their tradition but whose career aspirations lie elsewhere, it might be a suitable elective. In short, it is a comfortably esoteric subject with few adepts, and so it has been for centuries. So why are more students suddenly enrolling in these courses?

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