EMRT-conference 'The Doctrine of Election in Reformed Perspective'

29 Oktober 2014

The Doctrine of Election in Reformed Perspective
Historical Trajectories and Contexts of Controversy
October 29-30, 2014

The John A Lasco Library in Emden will host the conference “The Doctrine of Election in Reformed Perspective, Historical Trajectories and Contexts of Controversy”, October 29-30, 2014. The aim of this conference is to present and discuss results of various subprojects of the research project “Early Modern Reformed Theology” (EMRT).
EMRT is the joint research project of the Theological University Apeldoorn (TUA) and the Theological University Kampen (TUK) and consists of examination of the editions of the theological works of Philip Melanchthon, the theological works and correspondence of John Calvin, the Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht 1618/1619 and the Synopsis Purioris Theologia 1625. These editions are related to various PhD-theses and book projects. The theological works of Melanchthon is part of the Opera Melanchthonis, the critical edition of Philip Melanchthon, organized by the European Melanchthon Academy, and the TUA and is a project within RefoRC (Reformation Research Consortium), the academic arm of Refo500. This also applies to the Critical edition of the Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht 1618/1619 as directed by the John A Lasco Library Emden.

This first EMRT conference is meant to present research programmes and the TUA-TUK staff as a unity (coherent body) to the academic community and interact with colleagues. The various units of EMRT are text-oriented, even editorial. The output of the conference will be a monograph in the series Reformed Historical Theology (published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen).

The conference is a project of Refo500 partners Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek Emden, Theological University Apeldoorn and Theological University Kampen. During the conference the first volume of the Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht 1618/19 will be presented to the attendees.


Wednesday October 29, 2014

13.30-13.45 Opening and Introduction

13.45-14.30 Günter Frank (Bretten): Medieval Developments in the Doctrine of Election
14.30-15.15 Antoon Vos (Leuven): Calvin and Pighius in Conflict
15.15-16.00 Erik de Boer (Kampen): Who are the ‘Predestinatores’? The Doctrine of Predestination in the Early Dutch Reformation (Joannes Anastasius) and its Sources

16.00-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.00 Don Sinnema(Holland, MI): The Doctrine of Election at the Synod of Dordt
17.00-17.45 Fred van Lieburg (Amsterdam): Dordrecht's Decretum Horribile. The Acta Synodi Behind the Scenes

17.45-18.45 Dinner

19.00 Public Evening Lecture Herman Selderhuis (Apeldoorn): Zwischen Heidelberg und Dordrecht: Emdens Bedeutung für die Reformierte Kirche in den Niederlanden

Official Presentation of Volume 1 of the Critical edition of the Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht (1618-1619)
Invitation to the lecture of Herman Selderhuis and the presentation of Acts Vol. 1:

20.30 Reception
Thursday, October 30,  2014

09.00- 9.45 Frank van der Pol (Kampen):
Genevan Mysteries defended. Simon Oomius’s Reformed Pietistic Repudiation of Remonstrant Positions compared with that of Hiëronymus Vogellius
9.45-10.30 Henk van den Belt (Groningen): Friedrich Schleiermacher on the Reformed Orthodox Doctrine of Predestination

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-11.30 Thomas Klöckner (Kaiserslautern): Die dogmen- und theologiegeschichtliche Legitimation der reformierten Prädestinationsanschauung zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts (am Beispiel Heinrich Alting )
11.30-12.15 Albert Gootjes (Utrecht): Where it all Began: John Cameron (ca. 1579-1625) and the Saumur Universalist Tradition

12.15 -12.30 Evaluation and Agenda of the 2016 Conference
12.30 Lunch and Departure

Conference fee (including dinner and lunch)

€ 45,-
€ 25,00 for persons affiliated to Refo500 partners

Information and Registration

Mrs. Ewa Emery  
Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek
Kirchstraße 22
D-26721 Emden
Tel. +49 (0)4921 9150 0
Fax +49 (0)4921 9150 50

Registration before October 15th, 2014

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