Christian Doctrine

The Reformation Today

28 June -30 June, 2017


At the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Christian Doctrine group hosts a selection of papers looking at the reformation in the world today. Through a range of historical, political, ethical, and theological perspectives, the group seeks to explore the complicated history and legacy of a movement of the people, taking the Bible out of the hands of the elite clergy and giving it to the common people.

  • 2017 PAPERS

Mathew Clark (Regents Theological College) ‘South German Anabaptist ecclesiology and its present-day Pentecostal counterpart

Pui Him Ip (Cambridge) “ ‘ To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant? ' John Webster, ‘retrieval’, and two critical questions for future protestant theologies ”

Hyo-Ju Kang (Highland Theological College) “ ‘Liberum Arbitrium’ in the Theology of John Davenant ”

Veli-Matti Karkkainen (Fuller Seminary) ' Salvation as Union, Righteousness, and Holiness: Revisiting and Revising the Reformation Doctrine upon which the Church Stands or Falls '

Adam Nigh (Jessup University) ‘Genius and Method: Comparing Luther and Calvin as Guides for Theological Hermeneutics Today ’

Ian Randall (Spurgeon’s College) ‘Radical Reformation Reborn: The Bruderhof in the 1920s and 1930s’

Braulia Ribeiro (Yale) ‘From the Dumpster to the Pulpit: Conversion Stories and a New Notion of Self in the Brazilian Culture’

Fred Sanders (Biola University) ‘Protestant Trinitarianism: Was ist das?’

Gary Tyra (Vanguard University) ‘From Sola Scriptura to the Sacramental Sermon: Karl Barth and the Phenomenon of Prophetic Preaching’


Registration Opens 1 March 2017

Early Bird Discount for bookings placed before 30 April 2017

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Dates 28 June - 30 June, 2017

Venue Tyndale House, Cambridge

Cost £75 Study Group only


Wolfson College, Cambridge

(5 minute walk from Tyndale House)

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Plenary Speaker

Prof Tony Lane

London School of Theology

Title "Justification by Faith 1517 - 2017: What has Changed?"