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H. Henry Meeter Center: Specializing in John Calvin, Calvinism, the Reformation, and Early Modern Studies


Upcoming Events

Thursday October 8, 2015

"Creator and Creation According to Calvin on Genesis"

presented by Rebekah Earnshaw, Meeter Center 2015 Student Research Fellowship recipient and Ph.D student at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Calvin's work on Genesis spans more than twenty years with lecture series, preaching, and commentary. Genesis' foundational biblical teaching impacts and demonstrates Calvin's broader thought. This research seeks to highlight Calvin's theological insights as they arise in the context of Scripture with a view to our thinking on the Creator, creation, and their relationship today.

This presentation will take place at 3:30 PM on Thursday October 8, 2015, in the Meeter Center on the 4th floor of Hekman Library. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.


Wednesday October 14, 2015

“From Geneva to South-East Asia: The Tradition of Singing Metrical Psalms and Ecclesiastical Songs in the Dutch East Indies in the Early Seventeenth Century”

presented by Dr. Yudha Thianto of Trinity Christian College

This lecture will trace the tradition of singing the psalms and some ecclesiastical songs that was a characteristic of the Reformed church in Geneva under the leadership of Calvin, to its migration to the East Indies in the early seventeenth century under the influence of the Dutch. Through a close look at the way the texts of the songs were translated into Malay this lecture seeks to explain how Reformed Theology was introduced and adapted to the Malay-speaking people in the archipelago. In so doing the lecture will reveal both the unbroken singing tradition of metrical psalms and ecclesiastical songs of Calvin’s Reformation in Geneva, and some discontinuity as the tradition and the theology of the Reformed church travelled through several cultural and language differences.

The lecture will take place at 3:30 PM on Wednesday October 14, 2015, in the Meeter Center Lecture Hall off the Hekman Library lobby. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.