Theology of Culture

Speaker(s): Hans Boersma
Date: Winter 2007
Length: 28:36:53
Product ID: RGDL3703S

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This course considers the ways in which the Christian church has understood its engagement with the culture in which it lives. It will help equip people to understand and respond to cultures today. Primary questions to be addressed include: What are the historic Christian teachings on these subjects? What are the contemporary alternatives? How does one decide about such things and put them into practice? And Why do these things matter? Lectures include:

  • Sermon: Advent Hospitality: God's Invitation to Join the Divine Life (Zechariah 2); Sermon Reflection and Discussion
  • Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture; Discussion: Schmemman, For the Life of the Worldn
  • After Virtue: The Sustainability of the Christian Worldview; Discussion: MacIntyre, Whose Justice, Which Rationality?
  • St. Augustine: Dual Citizenship and The City of God; Discussion: St. Augustine, The City of God, Book XIXn
  • The Development and Demise of the Modern Mindset; Discussion: Chenu, Nature, Man, and Societyn
  • Dutch Neo-Calvinism: John Calvin, Groen van Prinsterer, and Abraham Kuyper; Discussion: Kuyper, Common Gracen
  • Clearing a Space for Human Action: Karl Barth on the Christian's Place in Society - Lecture by Archie Spencer
  • Catholicism and the Crisis of Modernity: Whig Tories vs. Augustinian Thomism
  • The Politics of Jesus: The Yoderian Approach to Christian Culture
  • Radical Orthodoxy: Participatory Ontology and Contemporary Culture
  • The Monastery as Polis: Recovering the Monastic Disciplines as a Response to Globalization - Lecture by Mark Charlton
  • Oliver O'Donovan: The Desire of Nations

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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.

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