Our first Weidner Institute course begins March 30 on the topic of Lutheran scholasticism. The class discussions are live for five days from 8:00-10:00pm EST. If you are not able to make the discussions live, you can still sign up and will receive videos of each class. You can sign up on our page for the Weidner Institute here. The syllabus for the course is now available below:
The History and Theology of Lutheran Scholasticism
Instructor: Dr. Jordan B Cooper
Dates: Monday March 30 - Friday April 3, 2020
Time: 8:00-10:00pm EST
This course explores the seventeenth-century theological movement known as Protestant scholasticism. We begin with a history of scholastic thought in late medieval theology, as well as the Reformation appropriation of core themes in those writers. We then explore some of the major figures of both the Lutheran and Reformed traditions who formulated the scholastic approach, and discuss some of the theological commitments which distinguish this school of thought from others. Finally, the course will explore some of the objections to Protestant scholasticism in the modern era.