November 10 and 11
Dr. Philip Clayton
Dr. Philip Clayton is currently Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University, and Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology. For more information see Professor Clayton's website.
B.A., Westmont College
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper Street, (corner of Cooper at O'Connor)
Sponsored by Ottawa Presbytery and The Madawaska Institute.
Transforming Christian Theology: For Church and Society
An Exploration of Theology for the Emerging Church
Christian language is alive and well in the churches, and sometimes even outside them as well. But serious reflection about what Christian language means in our world today is in deep trouble.
This event will help us reflect on what it means to be an emerging, missional, transforming church.
It will make a radical call to pastors and laypeople to get involved and transform theology as we know it today. It will offer concrete advice on how to explore and voice our Christian beliefs so that they have a transforming impact on both church and society.
There will be a public lecture Tuesday on This Sacred World: What the New Integration of Science and Religion Has to Say about Ecology, Politics, and Human Spirituality. Time and location to be announced.
Wednesday, November 11 will begin at 9 am and end at 4:30 p.m.
Because of Presbytery support, the cost for the two days is $75, payable to the Madawaska Institute. If you are not a member of a church of the Ottawa Presbytery, or of the Madawaska Institute, the cost is $100. Pre-registration is encouraged as there is limited space. Check www.georgehermanson.com for more information.
Dr. Clayton's quest is to develop a constructive Christian theology in dialogue with metaphysics, modern philosophy, and science. The demands of this task have led to his work and publications in the theory of knowledge; the history of philosophy and theology; the philosophy of science; physics, evolutionary biology and the neurosciences; comparative theology; and constructive metaphysics. A panentheist, he defends a form of process theology that is hypothetical, dialogical and pluralistic.
Clayton's book, Transforming Christian Theology: For Church and Society (Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2009) is recommended.
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