Vancouver School of Theology

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TH5/725 – Prophetic Presence: What’s God and the Church’s Role During a Time of Profound Change?

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Week 1: July 9-12, 2018

For centuries Christians have affirmed the providence of God, the unique value of Jesus’ life and teachings, and the special status of the church. What does it mean to affirm these things in an age of pluralism, when all is in flux and the planet itself is threatened? In this class we will explore what it means to be ancient/future Christians, connecting deeply with the world and the people around us while speaking (and living) prophetically.

Professor Clayton will be with us Monday through Thursday of that week (9am-12:15pm). Students will also attend his evening lecture at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (July 10th) for the additional two hours of class instruction. This course is offered in conjunction with the West Coast Centre for Evolutionary Theology.

Philip Clayton holds the Ingraham Chair of Theology at Claremont School of Theology. He has authored more than 25 books.

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