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You've probably heard about the Westminster Confession written by the Westminster Assembly, the 1689 London Baptist Confession penned by Particular Baptists, and maybe, the Savoy Declaration that John Owen contributed to. But how much do you know about The Synod of Dordt? This gathering gets a bad reputation because of the many who use this time period with an ax to grind, not understanding the historical nuances. But this event was extremely important in Christian history. Join us as Dr. Don Sinnema takes us through a historical tour of The Synod of Dordt and shows us how central it is to understanding the discussion of God's sovereignty and man's responsibility, even between Calvinists. You don't want to miss this episode!
*Check out Part 1 - Ep# 296 The Synod of Dordt, God's Sovereignty, & Man's Responsibility for a general overview of the Canons. Part 2 - Ep# 299 Canons of Dordt: General Characteristics and The Issue of TULIP where we discuss the style, structure, and pastoral nature of the canons and the TULIP. Part 3 - Ep# 305 Predestination in the Canons of Dordt: Reformed/Arminian Perspectives. Part 4 Ep# 316 Canons of Dordt and the Nature of Conversion where we discuss the nature of conversion in view of the canons. And finally, Part 5, Ep #326: The Synod of Dordt Project: Publishing the Documents of Dordt where we explore the historical documents, their much needed publishing, and their relevance.
Dr. Don Sinnema was born and raised in southern Alberta, Canada. He holds a Masters in Philosophy from the Institute for Christian Studies and a Ph.D. from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto where he completed his dissertation on the Synod of Dordt. He spent most of his career teaching at Trinity Christian College in the Southwest side of Chicago and is now retired, living in Holland, Michigan. He is one of three general editors, with a team of 45 contributing editors, to publish 10 volumes of all the documents of the Synod of Dordt (1618-19) in their original languages.