Professor: Mark Vander Hart (USA)
Time: May 30 – June 3, 2022

Place: Akas street 13, Riga.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation in Latvian.


A Study of God’s revelation of Himself, His knowability, attributes, and works. The study will include a treatment of God’s works of creation and providence, as well as the doctrine of predestination and election.


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.


In English/Latvian:


1. Attendance at all class sessions
2. Required reading:
    a. Read Systematic Theology, by Louis Berkhof. 1996 edition: the Doctrine of God section (pp. 19-178).
    b. Read Knowing God, by J.I. Packer.
3. A short course paper in which two (2) of God’s attributes are defined and explained, and then these two attributes are seen in relationship to human beings. The paper will briefly explore how knowledge of these attributes can contribute to the wellness of the human being. Paper length: 2-4 pages.
4. Final exam