The Meaning of Love – A Conference Review

For the past five years Biola’s Center for Christian thought has been holding conferences which have addressed various big questions, such as: “What is Christian scholarship and how should it influence culture?” “How can psychology shed light on the process of spiritual formation” “What are the chief intellectual virtues that promote civil discourse within societies?”Continue reading “The Meaning of Love – A Conference Review”

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Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger

Saturday’s first plenary was delivered by George Hunsinger. He is the McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his degrees at Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. He is most noted for being a leading expert on Karl Barth. His paper brought together two, (to my knowledge) conversation partners that have never beenContinue reading “Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger”

The Meaning of Love – 5th Annual CCT Conference

A week from today I will be over at Biola’s campus for their 5th Annual Center for Christian Thought conference. This year’s topic is “The Meaning of Love.” The conference will be exploring questions like: What is love? What are the ethical implications of Jesus’s love commands? What should be made of the Christian notionContinue reading “The Meaning of Love – 5th Annual CCT Conference”

George Hunsinger’s Lecture on Barth & the Trinity

Last week in our Trinity Seminar George Hunsinger led a discussion about Church Dogmatics 1.1 Sections 8-12. Here are some notes that you might find helpful/interesting: Reading for the Outline Barth has a very detailed outline by which he structures Church dogmatics. “Every paragraph is written around a central mainpoint” if you read each mainpointContinue reading “George Hunsinger’s Lecture on Barth & the Trinity”

George Hunsinger and Reading Barth with Charity

Today George Hunsinger will be presenting at our Trinity Seminar – and I’m assuming he is going to talk quite a bit about Reading Barth With Charity. In this book he lays out what it looks like to read another theologian in a charitable way. Austin Reed at Reformed Forum gives an excellent summary ofContinue reading “George Hunsinger and Reading Barth with Charity”

George Hunsinger’s Top 5 Theology Books of the Last 25 Years

Tomorrow morning George Hunsinger is presenting on Barth’s discussion on the Trinity in CD 1.1 in our Trinity seminar. Its exciting to kick off the seminar with such a distinguished Barth scholar. Over the semester we will have him, Veli Matti Karkkainen, and Fred Sanders presenting as well. In honor of George Hunsinger here areContinue reading “George Hunsinger’s Top 5 Theology Books of the Last 25 Years”

Trinity/Election and the Doctrine of Antecedence

In his new book Reading Barth With Charity, George Hunsinger gives us a rather succinct summary of the Trinity-Election debate within Barth scholarship. I appreciate how (in the particular paragraph in mind) he frames the debate within two doctrines: the doctrine of antecedence & the doctrine of subsequence. In short, whereas the traditionalists uphold Barth’sContinue reading “Trinity/Election and the Doctrine of Antecedence”