Series Introduction – Immanuel, God’s Presence With Us
Perfection & Presence | Lecture 1 of 6
In this first lecture, John Webster introduces the project at hand. Webster first reviews several proposals for the nature of Christ’s presence to us that have been offered in the last half-century, he then goes on to outline his own proposal. Webster indicates that in the coming lectures, the question of fellowship will go beyond the nature of God’s presence with us in the incarnation. Ultimately, the nature of God’s presence with humanity will be grounded in the divine perfections themselves.
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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.