On Wednesday, May 3rd, Dr. Carl Mosser, Professor of Christian Theology at Gateway Seminary, will be presenting his paper, “The Metaphysics of Union with God.”
Prayer, Love, and Human Nature: Analytic Theology for Theological Formation is a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. We are a team of theologians working on deepening and thickening out Analytic Theology, as well as applying it to the practice of Christian churches.
So when I heard that Tom was coming to our Analytic Theology Seminar I was really looking forward to hearing what he had to say about Divine love. As I imagined it would be the case, my expectations were fulfilled; Oord presented an interesting and provocative (to say the least) lecture to our seminar.
William Wood of the University of Oxford came to our seminar to defend, what initially seemed to me to be, an incredibly implausible thesis: that analytic theology (AT) is an instance of liberal theology.
Building upon Sarah Coakley’s recent work, Erin Dufault-Hunter suggested an alternative strategy in a talk she delivered at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her suggestion was to see sexual desire as a sign and an opportunity.
We live in a society that is unsure about how love and discipline should fit together. As a result, passages like Hebrews 12:6, where God is said to “discipline those he loves,” may give readers pause. Tom McCall’s March paper titled “Tough Love” offered a conjunction of five proposals (my term not his) as one way of getting at how divine love and discipline connect.