April 3, 2014
"The Reading of 1 Corinthians 14 and the Genevan Pastors' Congrégation as a School of the Prophets"
Presented by Dr. Erik de Boer of the Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands
Every Friday morning, the pastors in Reformation Geneva gathered for a Bible study meeting, conducted in French. In the afternoon they held more academic disputations, in Latin. They regarded their Friday morning meetings as intended by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 14: 26-33. This collegial form of Bible study had started in Zurich and spread out all over Western Europe during the 16th century. The biblical basis and historical origins of this practice warrant greater analysis. Based on his published research, Professor Erik de Boer from the Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands, will present his findings on these Genevan Bible study gatherings and their significance for the wider Reformed movement.
The lecture will take place on Thursday April 3, 2014, at 3:30 PM in the Meeter Center Lecture Hall off the Hekman Library lobby. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.