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The Davenant House Vision
The Davenant House is a center for the retrieval of Christian wisdom for the renewal and building up of the contemporary church.
About Davenant House
We seek to:
Train Christian undergraduates, grad students, and seminarians in Christian wisdom so that they can be equipped to live as servant leaders within the church and their local communities.
Bring together pastors, church leaders, scholars, grad students, businessmen, and public servants to build networks of friendship and collaboration and explore what it means to pursue Christian wisdom.
Our programs generally focus on one or more of the following five themes:
Bible and Core Dogmatics
Sure, you’ve studied the Bible before, but do you understand the grand narrative of Scripture—creation, fall, redemption, new creation? Do you have a sense for which doctrines are central to Protestant faith and which are peripheral. Gain a firmer grounding in your faith through readings from Martin Luther, John Calvin, Zacharias Ursinus, Al Wolters and Todd Billings.
Principles of Christian Philosophy
Given that God equipped us with the gift of reason and called us to the vocation of knowing the world, how is it that we come to knowledge and what can we know? And how, on the Christian view, can an infinite God relate himself to a finite creation? Explore the answers to these foundational questions through readings from Thomas Aquinas, Richard Hooker, Stephen Clark, and Pierre-Marie Emonet.
A Christian natural philosophy
Ethics and the challenge of modernity
politics and faithful citizenship
A Ministry of
The Davenant Institute
- To fortify evangelical Christian laypeople with the confidence that orthodox Protestant doctrinal and moral convictions are rationally grounded in reality, history, and Scripture.
- To equip evangelical pastors to more effectively counsel and shepherd their flocks by drawing on the insights of classical Protestant moral theology and spirituality.
- To aid evangelicals serving in government and public policy to more effectively pursue justice by drawing on and creatively applying the collective wisdom of classical Protestant ethical and political theory.
- To show critically-minded evangelical students that the Protestant tradition is vibrant, intellectually compelling, and comprehensively catholic.
- To transmit the vibrancy of this heritage by demonstrating that it can be creatively drawn upon to address challenges that are, in some respects, unique to our own era and context.
We achieve these goals by building networks of friendship and collaboration among evangelical scholars committed to Protestant resourcement, publishing resources old and new to address these five needs, and offering training and discipleship for Christians thirsting after wisdom.
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