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Professor: Dr. Barend Kamphuis (the Netherlands)
Time: March 16 – 20, 2020

Place: Riga, Akas str. 13, 18:00-21:00.
(In English, with simultaneous translation in Latvian)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 PROFESSOR

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 12 grandchildren. He loves playing chess and watching birds.

ABOUT THE CLASSES:

Auditors welcome. Participation fee is 14 EUR (includes materials and coffee breaks).

Signing up for the course and additional information:

Janis Perkons, phone +371 26356030, janis@brts.edu.lv

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:

For pastoral students:

  • Attendance at all class sessions, unless there is a valid reason for absence.
  • Readings (~300 pages)
    1. Calvin, Institutes, 3,3,1-5 and 3,11,1-4
    2. Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics 4, Grand Rapids Mi.: Baker Academic, 2008, p. 29-270
    3. I Packer, Knowing God, Chapter 19 ‘Sons of God’ 
  • Final written exam.
  • Paper about one of the themes of the course, with an independent analysis of it, about 5000 words

For lay students:

  • Attendance at all class sessions, unless there is a valid reason for absence.
  • Readings (~50 pages)
    1. Calvin, Institutes, 3,3,1-5 and 3,11,1-4
    2. I. Packer, Knowing God, Chapter 19 ‘Sons of God’ 
  • Final written exam.

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