Always Reforming: The Continuing Impact of the Reformation

King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester

7th Sep 2017 6.30 PM - 7th Sep 2017 Event Type: Lecture

A series of lectures which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The first lecture is led by Professor Tom Greggs entitled "Always Reforming: The Continuing Impact of the Reformation"

This lecture is free of charge. To book your place, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/always-reforming-the-reformation-and-its-legacy-today-tickets-35694735916

“The God who is transcendent in our midst" (Bonhoeffer): Divine and Creaturely Action according to the Reformation

Prof Tom Greggs

Is the church something that God does or something that humans do? What does it mean to speak of the church as the body of Christ? In what ways is the church an agent of salvation? This lecture will consider the Reformation's central concern about the inter-action of God's action and creaturely action. It will consider how Reformation theology understood the nature and action of the church as a divine and creaturely reality, and will draw particularly on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Reformation heritage from which he draws.

Tom Greggs holds the Marischal Chair of Divinity at the University of Aberdeen. He previously held a chair in Historical and Doctrinal Theology, and until 2011was Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Chester. Tom's principal publications include Theology against Religion: Constructive Dialogues with Bonhoeffer and Barth (T&T Clark, 2011) and Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity (OUP, 2009). Tom is the former Secretary of Society for the Study of Theology He is currently involved in a theological review of the Crown Nominations Commission as the only non-Anglican member.

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