Past Lectures and Publications
The Kantzer Lectures in Revealed Theology is a biennial lecture series, usually lasting a week on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and consisting of between 6 and 8 lectures. These lectures are then revised and turned into a printed manuscript, contracted to be published with Eerdmans Publishing Co.
John Webster, University of Aberdeen
Perfection and Presence: God With Us, According to the Christian Confession
In the inauguration of the Kantzer Lectures series, distinguished Professor John Webster delivers a rich reflection upon the perfections and presence of God. The question at the center of this lectures series is the nature of human fellowship with God. The Investigation of the nature of this fellowship entails for Webster, a comprehension of the divine perfections and their relation to the Trinitarian relations and missions. From the nature of God, the Trinitarian relations and the nature of Divine presence more generally, it can then be understood more clearly what scripture means when it speaks of the Word becoming flesh. Webster offers, therefore, an extensive reflection upon the human history of the divine Word and the nature of his presence in the flesh. Finally, Webster moves to discuss the nature of the resurrected and exalted Lord’s presence, a presence manifest in his Lordship over his creatures and in the practices and Sacraments of the holy church.
Stephen Williams, Union Theological College
The Election of Grace: A Riddle without Resolution?
Dr. Williams presented a series of six lectures on Karl Barth and election, with particular emphasis upon the pastoral function of the doctrine. Beginning with a discussion of the issues that arise in debates about election, Dr. Williams details Karl Barth’s view on the topic of election and the related topics of Christian perseverance and particular atonement, including an exposition of Romans 9-11. Dr. Williams then developed Barth’s single predestinarian view and addressed the doctrine of assurance in conversation with Barth’s own views. Taken together, the lectures applied fresh perspective to the views of Karl Barth on the election of grace.
Bruce McCormack, Princeton Theological Seminary
The God Who Graciously Elects: Seven Lectures on the Doctrine of God
Bruce McCormack presented seven lectures on the doctrine of God, proposing a new Protestant model of the Trinity in its immanent and economic relations. This highly provocative series of lectures engaging some of the most challenging questions in Trinitarian theology today. Dr. McCormack began the series by reviewing the state of play in recent evangelical discussion of the doctrine of God. In subsequent lectures, he then gave a careful analysis of developments in trinitarian theology in both church history and modern theology. Having set the stage, in the fourth lecture Dr. McCormack probed the New Testament exegetical material relevant to Trinitarian doctrine. He was then able to lay out, in the remaining lectures, the distinctive features of his constructive proposal for an evangelical doctrine of God.
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
The God We Worship: A Liturgical Theology
Christian theology comes in many different configurations. In these lectures, Nicholas Wolterstorff will make explicit the understanding of God that is implicit in Christian liturgy, then articulate that understanding. In preparation for constructive project, Wolterstorff will discuss the nature of liturgy in general, and of Christian liturgy in particular, and explain what it is to make explicit what is implicit.