stephen_williamsIn three weeks, the Center will host Dr. Stephen Williams of Union Theological College (Belfast, Ireland) for its prestigious Kantzer Lectures in Revealed Theology.  The Center is pleased to announce event times and locations for the lectures, all of which are free and open to the public.

The series will be of special interest to those who enjoy rich, deep theology.  It is moderated by Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer and will be published by Eerdmans.

September 8-15, 2009 | Dr. Stephen Williams (Union Theological College, Belfast, Ireland)

Series Title
: The Election of Grace: a Riddle without Resolution?

Lectures on election with special reference to Karl Barth, the Bible, and the pastoral function of the doctrine.  Please note that all lectures and free and open to the public.

Series Outline


Lecture One, Tuesday, September 8 | The different ways of understanding God that surface in debates about election. 7pm in ATO Chapel, dessert reception to follow in Hinkson Hall (Rodine Building on the campus of TEDS)

Lecture Two, Wednesday, September 9 | A lecture on Barth on election integrated with Barth’s views on Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. 4pm in Hinkson

Lecture Three, Thursday, September 10 | The question of election as a determination of destiny, specifically, the problem of perseverance. 4pm in Hinkson

Lecture Four, Monday, September 14 | The question of election and particular atonement, working from the John Owen/McLeod Campbell debate. 10am in Hinkson

Lecture Five, Monday, September 14 | Election, regeneration and faith. 4pm in Hinkson

Lecture Six Tuesday, September 15 | An exposition of Romans 9-11 offering a positive proposal on election, prepared for in lectures 1-5. 4pm in Hinkson