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


Meeter Center Sponsored Lectures

Every year the Meeter Center hosts a fall and a spring lecture as well as other special lectures or cosponsors lectures with other departments. Below is archive of summaries of previous lectures or in some instances audio recordings of the lectures.

"Calvinists as Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? The Rebellion of the Camisards”
Lecture given by W. Gregory Monahan on November 4, 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"
Lecture given by Yudha Thianto on October 14, 2015

"From Leiden to London: Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Early Modern Period"
Lecture given by Craig Hanson on February 26, 2015

"An Introduction to the Medieval Bible"
Lecture given by Frans van Liere on September 18, 2014

“The Reading of I Corinthians 14 and the Genevan Pastors’ Congrégation as a School of the Prophets”
Lecture given by Erik de Boer on April 3, 2014

“Vocation in Teresa of Ávila’s ‘Reformed’ Convent Through the Lens of Martin Luther and John Calvin”
Lecture given by Alisa Tigchelaar on February 6, 2014

"The Heidelberg Catechism at the Synod of Dort (1618-19)"
Lecture given by Don Sinnema on December 5, 2013

"The Origins of the Heidelberg Catechism in Ecumenical Perspective"
Lecture given by Lyle Bierma on October 31, 2013

“Seven Myths About the Reformation Debate Over the Lord's Supper"
Lecture given by Amy Nelson Burnett on July 24, 2013

"Justification by Works in Reformation Theology"
Lecture given by Anthony N.S. Lane on April 11, 2013

"The Protestant Reformers and Islam"
Lecture given by Emidio Campi on November 1, 2012

“Lift Up Your Hearts: John Calvin’’s Catholic Faith”
Lecture given by James K.A. Smith on October 11, 2012

"In Pursuit of Godliness: The Challenges of Reform in 16th-century Geneva"
Lecture given by Karen Spierling on March 29, 2012

"The Belgic Confession After 450 Years"
Lecture given by Karin Maag on November 29, 2011

"Retrieving Calvin's Theology of the Lord's Supper: Prospect and Promise"
Lecture given by J. Todd Billings on November 1, 2011

"Teaching Physics: 16th Century Meditations on the Nature of Evidence"
Lecture given by Dr. Anja-Silvia Goeing on March 3, 2011

"Duty or Delight: Labor and Prayer in the Middle Ages"
Lecture given by Dr. John Van Engen on March 4, 2010

"Polish Calvinism in Crisis: the Emergence of the Antitrinitarian Theology in the 16th Century"
Lecture given by Dr. Piotr Wilczek on November 12, 2009

"Raiding the Mystical Ark: The Suppression of the Huguenot Multipliant Sect, Montpellier, March-April, 1723"
Lecture given by Dr. Otto Selles on March 5, 2009

"Beholding God's Glory: John Owen and the "Reforming" of the Beatific Vision"
Lecture given by Dr. Suzanne McDonald on November 13, 2008

"Anger Management, On Earth as it is in Heaven: What Christians Have Learned About Cursing Over the Years"
Lecture given by Dr. John Thompson on April17, 2008

"How Should We Teach the Reformation in a Pluralist Age?"
Lecture given by Dr. Karin Maag on April 2, 2008

"German Calvinism in Crisis: The Heidelberg Conflict over Church Discipline 1568-1571"
Lecture given by Dr. Charles Gunnoe on November 15, 2007

"Pierre Bayle: Freedom of Speech and Censorship"
Lecture given by Prof. Hubert Bost on March 1, 2007

"Heinrich Bullinger and Reformed Protestantism"
Lecture given by Dr. Emidio Campi on October 19, 2006

"Transforming Power and Comfort: The Puritans on Adoption"
Lecture given by Rev. Joel Beeke on March 16, 2006

"Science-Fostering Belief, Then and Now"
Lecture given by Dr. Christopher Kaiser on October 13, 2005

"Hero or Villain? Interpretations of John Calvin and His Legacy"
Lecture given by Dr. Karin Maag on March 3, 2005

"Women and the Reformation"
Lecture given by Dr. Susan Felch on November 18, 2004