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Puritan Research Center — Fall 2021 Colloquia “John Arrowsmith and the Art of Pacific Pugilism”

The Puritan Research Center at PRTS supports and encourages thoughtful discussions that deal with facets of Puritanism and Continental (Post) Reformation thought, including historic trajectories and early modern context, from a variety of perspectives. Doctoral students, faculty, and other researchers will present their findings of original research in a colloquium.

Topic: John Arrowsmith and the Art of Pacific Pugilism
Speaker: Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, Professor of Church History and Director of the Craig Center for the study of the Westminster Standards at Westminster Theological Seminary
Location: PRTS Chapel

In his own day John Arrowsmith was known as a city pastor, Westminster divine, and Cambridge don. A noted theologian, Arrowsmith was also renowned both for his pleasant demeanor and for his commitment to orthodoxy. This paper traces the arc of Arrowsmith’s ministry, concluding with his dying efforts to revive a tradition of theological rigor in the education of future pastors.

The event will be followed by period of discussion during which participants can pose questions.

NOTE: There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Tickets are limited. For those unable to be present on-campus in Grand Rapids, the seminar will be live-streamed via Zoom.