Long Link for the Weekend: Interview with Keith Ward

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I’m on vacation next week, and the week after I’ll be in Atlanta manning the BioLogos booth with Brad Kramer at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting (if you’re there, stop by to say hey).  I’ve got a few things loaded for the FESQI blog while I’m gone, but I’ll have to pick up my reflections on Fergusson’s Creation when I’m back.  And if you can’t quite put your finger on what is missing from your virtual life on Monday afternoons, Missing Links will be back with a special episode spanning three weeks of internet gems the week of Thanksgiving.  Before I’m off, though, I leave you with one more long link for the weekend.

Keith Ward is an Anglican priest and hugely influential Christian philosophical theologian.  He probably pushes our American evangelical sensibilities somewhat, but I find him generally sensible and worth reading.  His new book, Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine, is sitting on my desk waiting to be read (are there any philosophical theologians out there who would like to review it for this blog?).  In the meantime, I stumbled across this interview with him about the book and his views on the Trinity.  The central difficulty is that the orthodox formulation of the Trinity was generated in a very specific cultural situation, and Greek terms were reappropriated for the purpose; does their metaphysical outlook have authority for us?  Ward attempts to defend the doctrine of the Trinity, though recognizing that we need to re-appropriate some of our concepts to do so.

Keith Ward on Christ and the Cosmos - Part 1  (29:06)

Keith Ward on Christ and the Cosmos - Part 2  (42:56)

 

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Stump, Jim. "Long Link for the Weekend: Interview with Keith Ward"
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Jim Stump

Jim Stump is Senior Editor at BioLogos. As such he oversees the development of new content and curates existing content for the website and print materials. Jim has a PhD in philosophy from Boston University and was formerly a philosophy professor and academic administrator. He has authored Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) and edited Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (Zondervan 2017). Other books he has co-authored or co-edited include: Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction (Routledge, 2010, 2016), The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), How I Changed My Mind About Evolution (InterVarsity, 2016), and Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos (InterVarsity, 2017).

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