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Public Lectures

Our mandate is to educate the whole people of God—and that includes the Christian community of Vancouver and beyond. We offer free public lectures by our own world-class faculty, and by visiting scholars, teachers, and authors from around the world.

We host two regular lecture series—Summer Lectures and the Laing Lectures—as well as special events throughout the year.

Most of our lectures are recorded and available as audio downloads through RegentAudio.com

Summer Lectures

In the Spring and Summer Sessions, we host lectures every week to highlight the research of our regular faculty and our visiting summer lecturers. All lectures are in the Regent College Chapel unless otherwise noted. Our lectures tend to draw large crowds, so plan to arrive early for a good seat.

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Oct
31
Tuesday, 7:00PM

Five Hundred Years Later: The Clarity of Scripture Reassessed: Public Lecture and Book Launch

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With Iain Provan

Join us for a special evening public lecture with Dr. Iain Provan, celebrating the release of his new book, The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Waco: Baylor University Press, Fall 2017).

It was the opinion of the great Protestant reformer Martin Luther that “the meaning of Scripture is, in and of itself, so certain, accessible, and clear that Scripture interprets itself and tests, judges and illuminates everything else.” As we celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of Reformation (October 31, 1517) in the midst of what one contemporary author has described as “pervasive interpretive pluralism” in the Church, we find that Luther’s claim about the essential clarity (perspicuity) of Scripture is widely disputed—that it is indeed held partly responsible for the entire, secularized, fragmented condition of the modern world. In this public lecture Dr. Provan will both re-examine what Luther and other Reformers believed about the perspicuity of Scripture and consider the viability of their teaching in our present circumstances.

Iain Provan has been the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College since 1997. He received his MA at Glasgow University in Mediaeval History and Archaeology, his BA from London Bible College in Theology, and his PhD from Cambridge. His academic teaching career took him to King’s College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh, where he was a senior lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies. Dr. Provan has written numerous essays and articles, and several books, including his most recent publication, Discovering Genesis (Eerdmans, 2016).

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