Carl F. H. Henry and Cultural Change
Informed by the Reformed tradition in general and Kuyperianism in particular, Carl F. H. Henry advocated a transformationalist view of Christian cultural engagement. Recently, Henry and those who follow in his train have come under scrutiny by certain contemporary figures who think this vision is fundamentally flawed. Was Henry right or wrong? Can the Christian community reasonably hope for cultural renewal?
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.