Evangelicalism currently has an incoherent relationship with Roman Catholicism. Many evangelicals are uncertain about what Roman Catholics actually believe. Do they believe in the same Gospel, or something entirely different?
This question is important for leaders of evangelical churches and organizations and for hundreds of millions of evangelical believers around the world.
We are convinced, in line with the historic Protestant view, that Roman Catholicism is a severely flawed system in need of a radical biblical reformation in its basic theology and practice. Currently there is no strategy for evangelical leaders and scholars to study Roman Catholicism from an explicitly evangelical perspective and to equip and educate others as well.
The Rome Scholars Network was designed to create a context for evangelical scholars and leaders:
The Rome Scholars Network (RSN) is a weeklong seminar in Rome sponsored by the Reformanda Initiative. The RSN programme includes:
The RSN offers lectures for year 1 and year 2 participants, allowing those who found the seminar helpful to return for even deeper formation and study of Roman Catholicism.
The Rome Scholars Network is invitation only. The Rome Scholars Network would welcome applications from:
See the below for information on how to apply to the Rome Scholars Network.
We are delighted to announce that participants who are interested in taking the RSN as a four credit-hour graduate course are now able to do so through an accreditation partnership with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) and RSN speaker Gregg Allison.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is an accredited member of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Accreditation in The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada has been in effect since the establishment of the Association in 1937 and has been reaffirmed several times since 1937, the latest reaffirmation being in January, 2013.
Accreditation membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was first received in December 1968 and was reaffirmed in 1972, 1983, 2003 and 2013.
The 2018 Rome Scholars Network will take place from
* YR1 (Year 1) is for first time participants. YR2 (Year 2) is for returning participants
*Participants are responsible for travel expenses and dinners. A list of restaurants with price ranges will be provided.
A limited number of partial scholarships/bursaries are available.