The Davenant Institute advances and renews Christian wisdom for the contemporary church. We seek to sponsor historical scholarship at the intersection of the church and academy, build networks of friendship and collaboration within the Reformed and evangelical world, and equip the saints with time-tested resources for faithful public witness.
The Jesuits Cannot Be Good Subjects: A Look at John Davenant’s Political Theology
A lecture with Q&A given by Dr. Michael Lynch entitled "The Jesuits Cannot Be Good Subjects: A Look at John Davenant’s Political Theology" with respondent Dr. Glenn Moots.
John Davenant is a long neglected Reformation figure, whose work on hypothetical universalism has had a renaissance. But what about his political theology?
In this lecture, Davenant Hall Teaching Fellow Michael Lynch explores John Davenant’s political theology in his early modern English context. Using lectures Davenant gave at Cambridge during his professorship and Davenant’s untranslated Latin treatise on the Judge of Controversies, Lynch explains how Davenant conceived of magisterial jurisdiction relative to ecclesiastical jurisdiction and in opposition to Roman Catholic political theology.
Social Justice and National Righteousness
A talk on relief for the poor and debtors in ancient Israel and beyond. Given by Scott Pryor, Campbell University Law School
Property is Preparation for the Kingdom of God
The Fall Convivium's keynote lecture, given by Adam MacLeod, St. Mary’s University
How Locke’s Theory of Property Undermines Obligation to God and Exceeds Nature
A talk given by Nick Higgins, Regent University
Is Modern Work Coercive? And if so, What Should We Do About It?
A Panel Discussion with Brad Littlejohn and Joe Minich, The Davenant Institute
The Anticulture And The Crisis Of Metaphysics
In this address from our 2024 Davenant UK Convivium on "Renewing British Political Theology", Imogen Sinclair, Director of the New Conservatives and the New Social Covenant Unit, puts Philip Rieff and Sigmund Freud into conversation in an analysis of our current political decline.