Professor: dr. Barend Kamphuis (the Netherlands)
October 29, Saturday (9:00 – 12:00) Riga time
October 31, Monday (18:00 – 21:00)
November 2, Wednesday (18:00 – 21:00)
November 4, Friday (18:00 – 21:00)
November 5, Saturday (9:00 – 12:00)
Place: Akas street 13, Riga.
Registration necessary for participation.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation channel in Russian
Dr. Barend Kamphuis is professor emeritus in Systematic Theology at the Theological University of the Reformed Churches (liberated) in Kampen, the Netherlands. He is married with Zwanet and has with her 6 children and 14 grandchildren. He loves playing chess and watching birds.
The course will start with a discussion of Person and work of the Holy Spirit in Scripture and in the history of the church. After that the doctrine of salvation as the application of the work of Christ by the Spirit will be discussed: calling; regeneration; faith, conversion and repentance; justification; sanctification; perseverance and assurance. Special attention will be given to the relation between justification and sanctification: an important topic in Reformed theology.
ABOUT THE CLASSES:
In English/Latvian: email@example.com, +37126356030
In Russian: firstname.lastname@example.org (Saint Petersburg)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
1. Attendance at all class sessions, unless there is a valid reason for absence
2. Required reading (~500 pages):
2.1. John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 3,3,1-5 and 3,11,1-4.
2.2. Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, Chapter 4 “The Doctrine of the Application of the Work of Redemption” and Chapter 5 “The Doctrine of the Church and of the Means of Grace”.
2.3. H. Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics 1, Part V “Faith (Principium Internum)”
2.4. J.I. Packer, Knowing God, Chapter 19 ‘Sons of God’
3. Final examination – deadline – by November 12, 2022.
4. Paper about one of the themes of the course, with an independent analysis of it, about 2500 words (~5 pages, 1,5 space). Deadline – by November 19, 2022.