Engaging Theology Video Lectures
Theology today is faced with increasing amounts of religious and theological pluralism. What is distinctive about Christian theology? Why do these ideas matter? And the biggest question of all: Who cares? Key aspects of orthodox theology are seen as speculative and irrelevant to "authentic" Christianity and to personal spirituality. These lectures show that key elements of Christian theology ground an integrated worldview and are essential for spiritual formation.
Engaging Theology Video Lectures is an introductory theology series that grounds a treatment of standard systematic topics in the wider context of life and practice and shows the relevance of each doctrine to the church. Lectures treat the essential doctrines of Christian orthodoxy by beginning with a brief and engaging account of the historical situation out of which the doctrine arose or where it played an essential role in the development of the church, showing students that orthodox theology matters and introducing them to most of the key theologians in the history of the church. The heart of each lecture is exposition of key elements of the core Christian doctrines. Ben Blackwell and R. L. Hatchett explore relevance to the modern setting and concerns, including interaction with heterodox and non-Christian faiths. Lectures also point to other problems the church is facing and practical discussions about how each doctrine can be integrated in personal and corporate life.
Engaging Theology Video Lectures is ideal for students and everyday people living in a post Christian era to help them seriously engage with the Christian faith.
About the Author
Ben C. Blackwell (PhD, University of Durham) is associate professor of early Christianity at Houston Baptist University. He has authored a number of essays and articles related to Historical Theology and the New Testament, including Christosis: Engaging Pauline Soteriology with His Patristic Interpreters. He is currently working on new monograph: Participating in the Righteousness of God: Justification in Pauline Theology. He also served as a co-editor for several volumes: Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination; Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism; and Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism.