Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, Studio B, 304 Second St, Steinbach
Significant developments in the fields of biblical studies and theology over the past one hundred years have recovered the eschatological character of the gospel. However, these scholarly insights into the centrality of eschatology for Christian faith have yet to permeate the life of the North American church significantly. Hence the eschatological character of the New Testament continues to be ignored by much of the church, and eschatology continues to be seen as the domain of doomsday prophets and prognosticators. Yet neither eschatological ignorance nor apocalyptic speculation adequately equips the church to bear faithful witness to Christ in the time between the times. Nothing less than the recovery of the robust eschatological imagination of the apostles will do.
Robert J. Dean (ThD, Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, the most recent being a collaboration with Stanley Hauerwas entitled, Minding the Web: Making Theological Connections (Cascade, 2018).
The 2019 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, morality, missiology, history, biology, hermeneutics, race and gender. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.
All lectures are free to attend - no registration required.