The Latin Bible of Reformed Orthodoxy

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  1. I’m going to try to minor in Latin so I can have some grasp of it.

    But I would like to know, why don’t Protestant colleges or seminaries also teach Latin to seminarians? Maybe they do, but I have never heard of it. It seems that knowledge of Latin would allow for a more knowledgeable Protestant minister and/or scholar.

  2. Alberto,

    Why do you assume that Latin isn’t being taught? We do it every semester at WSC.

    It probably isn’t taught in many schools either because it isn’t know, or it isn’t valued, or there is no time. Seminaries are asked to more and more with students who are increasingly, apparently, less prepared for seminary.

  3. I’m late responding, but better late than never.

    How should people prepare themselves for seminary? I specifically ask for people like me who were not catechized and have begun to learn Reformed theology in the past few years. Is it significantly different if you’re working for a M.Div. or an M.A.? Would it be difficult for a credo-baptist to attend Westminster Seminary CA? Would appreciate a short answer if time permits, but perhaps I’ll see Dr. Clark at Christ URC this Friday.

  4. Hi Alberto,

    We have several Baptist students at WSC. We host the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. We do our best to help them see the light, but we get along well.

    Few of our students were catechized properly before sem. You can start learning the catechism now!

    Our MA programs are related to our MDiv program but which program you take depends largely on what you want to do. If you want to become a pastor you need to take the MDiv. If you’re thinking of some other vocation then an MA might be appropriate. People sometimes switch from the MA to the MDiv and the reverse as they gain clarity about their vocation.

    Hope to see you in Anaheim. You should call Mark MacVey at WSC:
    888 480 8474

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