Sources of Christian Identity (2016)

Speaker(s): James Houston
Date: Winter 2016
Length: 23h 18m
Product ID: RGDL4603S

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The primary aim of this course is for its participants to enrich each one's own sense of having a Christian identity within the heritage of the communion of saints over two millennia. It will review major cultural changes as continually challenging the Church about its Christian identity. Such a broad historical perspective will enable contemporary Christians to appreciate how fluid, precarious, and confusing the provisionality of 'Christian Identity' has become today.

A - The contemporary Fluidity of Identity with Globalisation
B - Navigating Through the Uses of the Old Testament
C1 & C2 - Gospel Portraitures of Jesus as Lord. Guest Speaker: Mariam Kimmel
D - The Apostle Paul's Pastoral Contextual Identities
E- Shaping the identities of 'the Christian' and of 'Christianity in the 2nd century.
F- Augustine's challenge of 'the Christian' in Theodosian Society
G- Christian Identity in the Age of Benedict and Gregory the Great
H- Christian Identity in Conflict with Islam, from Timothy of Baghdad to Bernard of Clairvaux
I- Christian Identity with Monks and Scholars in High Middle Ages
J- Matin Luther's 'Selfless' Identity as a Christian
K- John Bunyan's Multiple Portrayals of 'a Christian'

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James M. Houston is Board of Governors' Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Previously, he was University Lecturer at Oxford University. He is author of I Believe in the Creator, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire: A Guide to Personal Fulfillment, The Transforming Power of Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship with God., Joyful Exiles, and Letters of Faith Through the Seasons.

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