Loved, hated, misrepresented, misunderstood, blindly-followed by some, rejected out-of-hand by others, but nevertheless relevant even in the modern world, John Calvin is in a singular class of men. The year 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is offering a remarkable conference to honor our Triune God for having blessed the Church with the Genevan Reformer. As an original sponsor of CALVIN 500, an international event honoring Calvin, GPTS is in many ways beginning the celebration on U.S. soil with our Spring Theology Conference
For this momentous occasion, our spring Conference will feature an unprecedented number of speakers and sessions. Men with national as well as international acclaim will deliver edifying addresses.
The topics for this year's conference were inspired by those offered in the Calvin Memorial Addresses published on the occasion of the Reformer's 400th birthday. For example, Calvin's exegetical prowess will be explored by the very able and internationally known New Testament scholar, our own George W. Knight III. The Reformer's contributions as a churchman-ecclesiologist will be delved into by the Executive Director of CALVIN 500, David Hall. Mark Garcia will examine Calvin's view of union with Christ. Of course, no conference on Calvin would be complete without a careful, scholarly examination of his theological work and for this we have the distinct privilege of welcoming historic