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Puritanism in Context

By admin | September 5, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan

Some may know that I will be teaching a course entitled Puritanism in Context for Westminster Seminary California beginning next Monday evening. I am honored to have this responsibility and excited to work through a subject that is near and dear to my heart. For those of you who are located in Southern California, Westminster Seminary has asked me to inform you that a Listener’s Pass will be available for the course at the cost of $50.00. This is a very reasonable charge, and some may want to take advantage of this opportunity.

Here’s a portion of the class syllabus:

Fall Semester 2008
James M. Renihan, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Church History

thought and ministries of the major Puritans in contexts of the ecclesiastical and civil
struggles of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and their place in the church’s
theological development.
Required Textbooks for Reading:
1. Kapic, Kelly and Randall Gleason, The Devoted Life (Downers Grove: IVP,
2004), 0830827943.
2. Packer, J.I., A Quest for Godliness (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1990),
3. A Primary Source reader available on CD from the WSC front desk.

The class will meet according to this schedule:
Week 1 Overview of Puritanism
Week 2 Puritans and the Church Fathers
Week 3 Puritans and the Medieval Theologians
Week 4 Puritans and the Reformers
Week 5 Puritans & Contemporary Reformed Theologians
Week 6 Puritans and the English Monarchy/Church of England
Week 7 William Perkins
Weeks 8&9 No Class (Oct 27 & Nov 3 I will be away): Students will listen to Carl
Trueman’s five lectures on John Owen:*
Week 10 Puritans and the Civil War
Week 11 Puritans and the Restoration
Week 12 Important Puritan Divines
Week 13 Puritans in the New World
*NB: There will be questions from Dr. Trueman’s lectures on the Final Exam.

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