I have mentioned the great work of my friends at the Davenant Trust on my blog before. They have recently started a new venture that I am very excited to tell you all about. The Davenant Latin Institute has been set up to prepare students and teachers with the language skills to access the vast treasury of theological literature—particularly Reformation and post-Reformation literature—that exists in Latin. In addition to the ability to explore works familiar to us in translation in their original language, a great many works remain untranslated, only accessible to those with competency in theological Latin. Training a new generation of Protestant theologians in Latin will hopefully serve to inspire a return to our often neglected theological sources.
The program involves online courses at introductory and advanced levels, designed to equip any student who wishes to learn to read theological Latin with basic reading competency or, for the more advanced courses, with more developed skills. The institute is highly recommended by both Professor Torrance Kirby and Fred Sanders. Of the teachers of the program, I have been privileged to know Brad Littlejohn and Peter Escalante for a number of years. Both are gifted and generous scholars and, in addition to learning much from both of them, I have been deeply blessed by their friendship.
The deadlines for enrolment are June 5, 2015 for the Summer Intensive course and July 24, 2015 for the year-long courses. Places are limited.
Find out more here.