Professor: Mark Vander Hart (USA)
May 31, Monday (18:00-20:00)
June 2, Wednesday (18:00-20:00)
June 4, Friday (18:00-20:00)
June 7, Monday (18:00-20:00)
June 9, Wednesday (18:00-20:00)
June 11, Friday (18:00-20:00)

Place: Every participant connects to online live lectures (Zoom) from their homes. Registered students will receive the link.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation channel in Latvian.


A study of the doctrine of humanity, comprising debates concerning human origins, the constitution of man, man in the state of integrity and the covenant of works, the human fall into sin, the nature and character of sin, the transmission of Adam’s sin to his posterity, original sin, human freedom, common grace, and the covenant of grace.


Rev. Mark Vander Hart is Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Calvin Studies Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.  Rev. Vander Hart has taught in Cyprus, Ukraine, Myanmar, Latvia, and India.

Previously taught at BRTS: Pre-Exilic Prophets; Post-Exilic Prophets; Ecclesiology; Pentateuch, Old Testament History; Messianic Message in OT; Biblical Greek; Biblical Hebrew.



  • Participation in all online class sessions.
  • Required readings 
    – Created in God’s Image, by Anthony Hoekema.
  • A short paper examining an element in the doctrine of man: e.g., total depravity, or free will, or relationship of image to offices of prophet/priest/king.
  • A final written exam. A study guide will be provided to help you prepare for this test.