Cambridge saturday school
'FROM REFORMATION TO REVIVAL'
With Lee Gatiss
This series has now finished. Click on the links below to listen to the audio.
Saturday 8th October, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Session 1. The 16th Century Reformers
It’s almost 500 years since Martin Luther started the Reformation and changed the course of history. But what did this beer-drinking, outspoken ex-monk really stand for? How did he have such an impact?
Many will also know the name of the French Reformer, John Calvin, but associate him with “chauvinism” or predestination or a little boy with a toy tiger called Hobbes. But what really was the pious heartbeat of Calvin’s life and ministry? And what was it that has made him one of the greatest names in church history?
To listen to the audio from this session, click here: part 1 - Luther, part 2 - Calvin.
Saturday 5th November, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Session 2. The 17th Century Puritans
The Puritans saw themselves as pilgrims, warriors, and servants of Christ in an age of great conflict. From them we get our word “puritanical” but were they as bad as that makes them sound? They also gave us several Cambridge colleges, mountains of great books, spread the gospel to far away lands, and chopped off the head of a bad king. So they were anything but dull!
What was it that made people either love them or hate them? And what can we learn from them to reinvigorate our lives as Christians today?
To listen to the audio from this session, click here: part 1, part 2.
Saturday 3rd December, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Session 3. The 18th Century Evangelicals
The church was cold and lifeless, infected with worldliness and a lack of vigor. Love for Christ and the Bible was at a low ebb. That is until John Wesley and George Whitefield set the world on fire and revived the nation’s spiritual life with passionate and powerful gospel preaching! Or did they? What can we learn from these heroes of the faith who sought to win the world for Christ? Was all as rosy as it seemed within the Evangelical movement? Or did revival rivalries almost tear it apart from within? Discover the glory, and the dark side, of the great awakenings.
To listen to the audio from this session, click here: part 1 - Whitefield, part 2 - Revival Rivalries
SPEAKER - LEE GATISS
Lee Gatiss is the Editor of Theologian: the internet journal for integrated theology (www.theologian.org.uk), Review Editor of the international theology journal Churchman, and Visiting Lecturer in Church History at Wales Evangelical School of Theology in Bridgend. Lee read History at Oxford before training for Anglican ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London. He has served in churches in Oxford, Kettering, and London and holds a ThM in Historical and Systematic Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (USA).
Lee's PhD at Cambridge University is on seventeenth century biblical interpretation. He is the Series Editor of the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Library as well as author of The True Profession of the Gospel and several recent articles on church history and theology.
'Lee Gatiss has all the essential elements of a solid theologian: a thorough knowledge of Scripture, a clear command of Christian doctrine, and a cultural literacy enriched by a voracious appetite for learning. Wonderfully, Gatiss adds to this mix his unusual abilities as a communicator. Students will enjoy his wit, his thoughtful reflections, and his generous spirit.'
Dr Chad Van Dixhoorn, pastor and Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge
VENUE - CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, Round church st.
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£12 per session,
£6 for students (please bring valid student card)
Price includes tea or coffee during mid-morning break.
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