Christian Thought and Culture I (Fall 2005)

Speaker(s): Bruce Hindmarsh, Don Lewis, Fr. Lawrence Farley, Hans Boersma, Iain Provan, James Houston, Janet Danielson, Loren Wilkinson, Maxine Hancock, Paul Teel, Paul Williams, Rikk Watts, Rikki Watts, Sarah Williams, Annette Ferguson, Don Curry
Date: Fall 2005
Length: 25:09:23
Product ID: RGDL3531S

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Along with Christian Thought & Culture II, this course is intended to provide a historical, theological and cultural complement to Old Testament and New Testament Foundations. The aim is to provide students with the opportunity, within an historical framework, to reflect upon Christian faith and character and upon Christianity and culture. By the end of the course the student should grasp something of the comprehensiveness of our life in Christ as displayed in the Christian tradition. Lectures included are;

  • Stories, Your Story, God's Story Iain Provan
  • The All-Embracing Story Sarah Williams
  • The Christian Faith in the Ancient World Rikk Watts
  • Does Matter Matter? Gnosticism Old and New Iain Provan
  • God Three-in-One & Us James Houston
  • God Three & God One: The Cappadocians and Trinitarian Theology Hans Boersma
  • Begotten Not Made? Athanasius and the Creeds Hans Boersma
  • The Lord Jesus Christ in a Pluralistic Culture Maxine Hancock
  • The Conversion of Europe Don Lewis
  • Christian Spirituality Bruce Hindmarsh
  • The Contemporary Christian and Spirituality Annette Ferguson
  • The Eastern Church (A.D. 325-1453) Fr. Lawrence Farley
  • The Rise of Islam Don Curry
  • The Mixed Life or the Mixed Up Life? Bruce Hindmarsh
  • The Medieval Synthesis Loren Wilkinson
  • The Music of the Early and Medieval Church Janet Danielson
  • Friendship, Love, & Desire in Medieval Christian Spirituality James Houston
  • The Gift of Gender Maxine Hancock
  • Christian Theology and the Rise of Modern Science Paul Teel
  • The Church & the Modern World Paul Williams
  • Dante & the Lagacy of the Christian Middle Ages Loren Wilkinson
  • The Christian Year: Advent Loren & Mary Ruth Wilkinson
  • See All Audio by Bruce Hindmarsh Don Lewis Fr. Lawrence Farley Hans Boersma Iain Provan James Houston Janet Danielson Loren Wilkinson Maxine Hancock Paul Teel Paul Williams Rikk Watts Rikki Watts Sarah Williams Annette Ferguson Don Curry

    Bruce Hindmarsh is the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also serves as the President of the American Society of Church History. He is author of John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition: Between the Conversion of Wesley and Wilberforce and The Evangelical Conversion Narrative, and his articles have appeared in Church History and the Journal of Ecclesiastical History.

    Donald M. Lewis is Professor of Church History at Regent College and is the Secretary of the Anglican Studies Program. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of Lighten Their Darkness: The Evangelical Mission to Working-Class London, 1828-1860, The Future Shape of Anglican Ministry, and The Origins of Christian Zionism: Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland, as well as editor of Christianity Re-born: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the 20th Century and The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860.

    Father Lawrence Farley is pastor of Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Mission in Surrey, B.C. Canada. He lives there with his wife, Donna, and their two daughters. He is the author of The Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series published by Conciliar Press.

    Hans Boersma is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of several books, including Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition, Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry, and Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach.

    Iain W. Provan is the E. Marshall Shepherd Professor of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters, Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was, commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, and Lamentations, and co-author (with V. Phillips Long and Tremper Longman III) of A Biblical History of Israel. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

    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.

    Janet Danielson is a senior lecturer in the music department at Simon Fraser University.

    Loren E. Wilkinson is retired as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies & Philosophy at Regent College. Previously he served as Associate Professor in the Department of English at Seattle Pacific College and Fellow at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship. He is editor of Earthkeeping in the Nineties: Stewardship of Creation, and co-wrote Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard with his wife, Mary Ruth.

    Maxine Hancock is Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Among her books are several on family relationships, including Living on Less and Liking in More, Re-evaluating Your Commitments and Creative, Confident, Children, as well as a study on John Bunyan in A Key in the Window: Marginal Notes in Bunyan's Narratives. She received the Word Guild's Leslie K. Tarr Award in 1990 for her contribution to Christian writing in Canada, and the Leading Women's Award in Communications and Media in 2004 for her leadership in communicating the Christian faith in Canada.

    Paul Teel: no biographic information available

    Paul Williams is Research Professor of Marketplace Theology & Leadershipnat Regent College. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ Holdings, an international real estate consulting and investment banking group headquartered in London, UK.

    Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

    Sarah Williams is Research Professor of Church History at Regent College. Previously, she held research and teaching positions at the University of Birmingham, Harris Manchester College at Oxford, and Lincoln College at Oxford. She is author of Religious Belief and Popular Culture, The Shaming of the Strong, and co-author of Redefining Christian Britain. She has written a number of articles and reviews for academic journals such as Past and Present, The Urban History Yearbook, The Journal of Victorian Culture, The Journal of the Oral History Society, Archives De Sciences Sociales Des Religions, and The Journal of Nineteenth Century Studies. She has contributed to European Religion in the Age of Great Cities (Hugh McLeod ed.), and worked on a collaborative research project that was published as Women, Gender and Religious Cultures in Britain, 1800-1940.

    Annette Ferguson: no biographic information available

    Don Curry: no biographic information available

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