He Will Be With Them
Perfection & Presence | Lecture 6 of 6
In his sixth and final lecture, Professor Webster turns to the Church. Webster begins by appraising the recent trend of elevating Ecclesiology to a sort of first theology. Ultimately his remarks are critical, especially regarding the movements ontological re-ordering of Christ and the Church. Webster’s correction involves properly understanding the fundamental dependence of the ecclesial body upon the incarnate and resurrected body of Christ. Finally, Webster concludes his series with a pneumatologically rich sketch of a theology of Word and sacrament for the church today.
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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.