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Reformed History and Theology

Reformed History and Theology: Thinking Theologically About What We Believe

Rev. Gregory Love, PhD

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Love is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Redlands, Graduate School of Theology. A native of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Love gained his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Lutheran University, Gustavus Adolphus College, and St. Olaf College. Dr. Love is interested in understanding how God acts in the world and in our lives. He is currently working on a constructive theology of divine providence which tries to explain how God can act in a world which science believes works according to natural laws, chance and human free will, and in which horrific events of suffering happen.

When:    Thursday and Friday, November 11 and 12 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
                 Saturday, November 13 – 9:00 to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Where:  Zoom Class – Register on the links below:

Cost:$100 for credit for Commissioned Ruling Elder Candidates

$40 to audit and open to all

Class Description: For our upcoming weekend on Reformed History and Theology, Greg is going to lead us through the broad movements of the Reformed (Presbyterian) view of the Christian faith, from 1517 on to today; and especially through the current Presbyterian view of the faith. You are familiar with the Christian faith through your own walk with Christ through the years and decades, and through what you have been taught by your own Sunday School, church, and pastors, and through what you have read in Christian books. Our course will focus on the specifically Reformed understanding of the faith. This will give you the chance not only to understand this particular tradition of the faith, but also to understand your own views of faith, and areas where you agree with this tradition, and areas where you may diverge.

Pre-Class Readings:

  • Required: Daniel Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding, 3rd Edition
  • Recommended: Chris Elwood, Calvin for Armchair Theologians

Questions, please contact CRE/CLP Coordinator , 510-828-5596

For a full course description, please download the following PDF.