Carl F. H. Henry and the Stakes Involved in Theological Education
Mixing personal biography, first-hand historical accounts of Carl Henry, and thoughtful cultural engagement — all in prose that Carl Henry would certainly have approved of — Gregory Thornbury argues for the importance of biblical authority in theological education, a position that Carl Henry rightly perceived early on and that led to his close relationship with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This keynote address was part of the TEDS banquet, “A Global Vision: Carl Henry, Evangelicalism, And Trinity’s Enduring Significance,” commemorating Carl Henry and his relationship to TEDS.
Gregory Alan Thornbury is the sixth president of The King’s College. Formerly a Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the School of Theology, and Vice President for Spiritual Life at Union University in Tennessee, Thornbury has spent his career in higher education. Thornbury is a visiting professor at Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole in Norway and at Southern Seminary, a Senior Fellow at The Kairos Journal, and a theological editor for biblemesh.com. A writer and speaker on philosophy, theology, education, spirituality, and public thought, he is also the prototypical heir of Carl Henry, and his 2013 book, Recovering Classical Evangelicalism: Appling the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry (Crossway, 2013) solidifies that relationship.