God Is Everywhere but Not Only Everywhere
Perfection & Presence | Lecture 3 of 6
In this third lecture, Professor Webster addresses three primary subjects relating to God’s presence with God’s creatures: the omnipresence of God to creaturely reality, divine providence, and the covenant between God and creatures. With respect to the omnipresence of God, Webster speaks in particular to the immensity of God, a special description of God that speaks to God’s unqualified transcendence over spatial relations. Webster then develops a view of providence that is both protological and teleological, and finally, Webster offers us an account of the covenant as the special history of God with God’s freely chosen creatures.
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John Webster (University of Aberdeen) is a notable contemporary British theologian of the Anglican Communion writing in the area of systematic, historical and moral theology. Born in Mansfield, England on 20 June 1955, he was educated at the independent co-educational Bradford Grammar School and at the University of Cambridge. Professor Webster is the author or editor of more than 20 acclaimed books, and a vast number of articles, essays, and papers on a very wide array of themes in modern theology, constructive Christian dogmatics, moral theology, and the nature and interpretation of Christian Scripture. His major publications include:Eberhard Jüngel: An Introduction to his Theology; Barth’s Ethics of Reconciliation; The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth; Theology after Liberalism: A Reader;Word and Church; Holiness; Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch. He is also founding editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and an editorial board member of numerous other journals and a series editor for several monograph series.