Synopsis Purioris Theologiae Colloquium March 31-April 1

I also want to take an opportunity to give you more details about the special colloquium on Thursday, March 31-Friday April 1 on the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae as we have quite an array of scholars. You won’t want to miss that. Your support is helping to make this event possible. Also, if you do plan on coming to the Synopsis Purioris Colloquium, we do ask that you REGISTER ONLINE (for free) so that we can be certain we have enough seating and space for everyone. If you need to stay locally, we recommend the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College.

The Leiden Synopsis Purioris Theologiae (1625) and
Theological Disputation in the Era of Orthodoxy

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Chapel
2965 Leonard Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
March 31-April 1, 2016

Thursday, March 31

6:30pm Plenary 1

  • Keith Stanglin, “How Much Purer Is the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae? A Comparison of Leiden Theology before and after Dordt”

Friday, April 1

9:00am Panel 1

  • Donald Sinnema, “The First Edition of William Ames’s Medulla (1623) as a Disputation Cycle: A Precursor to the Synopsis
  • Raymond Blacketer, “The Sabbath in the Synopsis”
  • Mark Beach, “No Longer Totally Depraved: Free Choice in the Regenerate according to the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae

10:30 Break

11:00am Plenary 2

  • Riemer Faber, “Presiders, Respondents, and the Question of the Authorship of the Disputations”

12:30 Lunch Break

2:00 Panel 2

  • Martin Klauber, “Pierre du Moulin: Disputation and Debate over Universal Grace at the Academy of Sedan”
  • Michael Lynch, “Antonius Walaeus and De Baptismo: A Case Study in the Reception History of the Leiden Synopsis”
  • Todd Rester, “From the Synopsis Purioris to Marckius and De Moor: A Trajectory of Doctrine, Pedagogy, and Institutional Continuity”

3:30 Plenary 3

  • Dolf te Velde, “Synopsis Purioris Theologiae: Profile of a Reformed Theology”

About our Speakers:

  • Plenary Speakers
    • Dr. Riemer Faber is an associate professor of  Director of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies at the University of Waterloo. He is also one of the editors and is the lead translator of the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae  published with Brill.
    • Dr. Keith Stanglin is an associate professor at the Austin Graduate School of Theology and has published extensively on the writings and thought of Jacobus Arminius.
    • Dr. Dolf te Velde is assistant professor of Systematic Theology at Theological University Kampen, an assistant professor of Historical Theology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven, and is also one of the lead editors of the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae published with Brill.
  • Panel Speakers
    • Dr. J. Mark Beach is the professor of Ministerial and Doctrinal Studies as well as the Dean of Students at Mid-America Reformed Seminary
    • Dr. Raymond Blacketer is the lead pastor at First Cutlerville CRC
    • Dr. Martin Klauber is a professor of church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • Mr. Michael Lynch is a doctoral candidate in Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary
    • Mr. Todd Rester is a doctoral candidate in Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary (defending May 2016). He is the lead translator of Petrus van Mastricht’s Theoretico-Practica Theologia for the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He is also the Director of the Junius Institute
    • Dr. Donald Sinnema is a professor of theology (emeritus) at Trinity Christian College. He is also a general editor, with Christian Moser and Herman J. Selderhuis, Acta et Documenta Synodi Nationalis Dordrechtanae that is being published with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (vol 1, 2015; eight volumes to follow).

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