As part of its celebration of 150 years of equipping individuals for ministry, Louisville Seminary will offer an exploration of Presbyterian heritage with a tour of Scotland. The trip will take place next summer from June 26 through July 7, 2003. Seminary President John M. Mulder and Assistant to the President Rev. Lant B. Davis will lead the tour in conjunction with Educational Opportunities Tours.
Highlights will include the University of Edinburgh, traditional Ceilidh, castles and cathedrals. Travelers will have the opportunity to visit many cities and sites of interest including Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Stirling, Bannockburn, John Knox, John Witherspoon, and George Wishart sites, Isle of Iona, Isle of Mull, Inveraray, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, and Robert Burns’s cottage.
As a special bonus, the tour will begin with five days in Edinburgh, including exclusive lectures on Presbyterian heritage, to be held at historic New College in the University of Edinburgh. Participants will be invited to attend several joint meetings with the 2003 Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities, also being held at New College.
Mulder, who is in his 22nd year as President and Professor of Historical Theology, is a church historian. He is widely recognized for his study of American Protestantism in Vital Signs: The Promise of Mainstream Protestantism and The Presbyterian Presence series, both edited with Milton J Coalter and Louis Weeks. Davis, who became Assistant to the President after earning the Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Seminary in 2000, has experience with tours abroad, especially to Scotland, and is coordinating this study tour for students, scholars and lay people.
The tour of Scotland will cost $2,848 per person traveling from Louisville, Ky. This price includes round trip airfare from Louisville, Ky., hotel, fees for events at New College, sightseeing, tour guide, breakfast and dinner daily, except for first five days when only Scottish breakfast is included, plus two evening banquets. Taxes, tips, and administrative costs are extra, as described in a registration brochure, and insurance is optional. Special discounts for early registration are available, when accompanied by a $250 deposit.
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