Last month Dr. Donald Sinnema, one of the general editors of the Synod of Dordrecht project, presented at the Junius Institute Colloquium on “The Project to Publish a Critical Edition of the Documents of the Synod of Dordt, 1618-19.”
Dr. Sinnema is a professor of theology emeritus at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL. His main field of scholarship is historical theology, with a focus on Post-Reformation studies. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the Synod of Dordt, and he is currently one of three general editors working on producing a nine volume critical edition of all the documents of the Synod of Dordt (1618-19).
As the project describes, “Alongside the Westminster Assembly (1643-1649), the Synod of Dordrecht is one of the most important church councils in the history of the reformed tradition.” Moreover, “The goal of the edition project is to produce a critical edition of all the documents of the Synod of Dordrecht in their original languages (predominantly Latin, but some in Dutch, English, German and French) by an international team of institutions and scholars, mostly partners of Refo500. This critical edition will be published by publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht as a multi-volume series, and will be made available in digital format as well.”
A screencast of Dr. Sinnema’s presentation with audio is embedded below. More information about the project is available at the Refo500 website, where interested scholars can find more details about how to get involved.