The Henry Center
The Henry Center utilizes classically-informed thought to address modern theological questions. Inspired by the enormous legacy of evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry, the HCTU was founded as a part of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006. Our mission is to promote Biblical wisdom for the glory of God in all areas of life and thought.
As a center whose identity is shaped around the concept of understanding, we recognize that conversations about complex topics often generate noise, not wisdom. Instead of adding to this noise, we aim to harmonize past and current sources in Biblically-sound discussions which produce insight, not just information. To achieve this task, we provide a host of recurring programs which target a variety of media and audiences. We also fund faculty-led initiatives which draw attention to specific, often-overlooked theological questions.
Carl F. H. Henry
As we pursue the advancement of Christian wisdom, we look to the example of the late theologian Carl F. H. Henry (1913–2003). In an atmosphere fraught with cultural and religious change, Henry helped spearhead the modern evangelical movement. In fact, a 1977 edition of Time magazine referred to Henry as “the leading theologian” of American evangelicalism. Henry’s slate of achievements included acting as the first editor of Christianity Today, serving as president of the Evangelical Theological Society and the American Theological Society, organizing several international conferences on evangelicalism, and writing esteemed works such as “God, Revelation, and Authority”. The HCTU doesn’t seek simply to endorse all of Henry’s theological stances, but instead to emulate Henry’s persona as a faithful Biblical scholar and conscientious cultural voice.
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