The Historical Society will welcome Stafford Carson, Principal and Professor of Ministry at Union Theological College, Belfast, to deliver a paper on th Synod of Dort.
2018 is the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dort, an international assembly convened by the Reformed Church of the Netherlands. The Synod was called to settle a divisive theological controversy initiated by the rise of the views represented by the followers of Jacobus Arminius. This clarified what has subsequently become known as ‘the five points of Calvinism’. Dr Carson will examine the debate in its historical and theological context.