The God We Worship: A Liturgical Theology (Kantzer Lectures) (Wolterstorff, 2013)

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Christian theology comes in many different configurations. In these lectures, Nicholas Wolterstorff makes explicit the understanding of God that is implicit in Christian liturgy, then articulates that understanding. In preparation for constructive project, Wolterstorff discusses the nature of liturgy in general, and of Christian liturgy in particular, and explains what it is to make explicit what is implicit.

Lecture 1: The Project: Liturgical Theology
Lecture 2: God as Worthy of Worship
Lecture 3: God as One Who Listens and Speaks
Lecture 4: God as Listener
Lecture 5: What are We Saying When We Say that God Listens?
Lecture 6: God as One Who Hears Favorably
Lecture 7: God as One Who Speaks
Lecture 8: The Understanding of God Implicit in the Eucharist

The Election of Grace: A Riddle Without Resolution? (Kantzer Lectures) (Stephen Williams, 2009)

Dr. Williams presented a series of six lectures on Karl Barth and election, with particular emphasis upon the pastoral function of the doctrine. Beginning with a discussion of the issues that arise in debates about election, Dr. Williams details Karl Barth’s view on the topic of election and the related topics of Christian perseverance and particular atonement, including an exposition of Romans 9-11. Dr. Williams then developed Barth’s single predestinarian view and addressed the doctrine of assurance in conversation with Barth’s own views. Taken together, the lectures applied fresh perspective to the views of Karl Barth on the election of grace.
Lecture Series Outline

Lecture 1: The different ways of understanding God that surface in debates about election
Lecture 2: A lecture on Barth on election integrated with Barth’s views on Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms
Lecture 3: The question of election as a determination of destiny, specifically, the problem of perseverance
Lecture 4: The question of election and particular atonement, working from the John Owen/McLeod Campbell debate
Lecture 5: Election, regeneration and faith
Lecture 6: An exposition of Romans 9-11 offering a positive proposal on election, prepared for in lectures 1-5

The God Who Graciously Elects: Seven Lectures on the Doctrine of God (Kantzer Lectures) (McCormack, 2011)

The God Who Graciously Elects: Seven Lectures on the Doctrine of God

In this lecture series, Professor Bruce McCormack constructs his original and thoroughly post-metaphysical doctrine of God. McCormack begins his ambitious lecture series with a ‘deconstruction’ of current trends in evangelical theology. The corrective, he suggests, involves a return to the very earliest of doctrinal thinking. Thus, McCormack provides us with a masterful survey of the doctrine of God in both the ancient and modern world, as well as the New Testament attestation to the mystery of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus Christ. The major contours of Professor McCormack’s project include a Christology derived solely from the narrated history of Jesus of Nazareth as attested in Holy Scripture and in turn, and a doctrine of God developed solely on the basis of that Christology. Along the way, McCormack tackles serious challenges posed to Christology by modernity, including the unity of the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ as it pertains to the communication of his attributes, his agency and his psychological development.

Lecture 1: Is the Reformation Over? Reflections on the Place of the Doctrine of God in Evangelical Theology Today
Lecture 2: From the One God to the Trinity: The Creation of the Orthodox Understanding of God
Lecture 3: The Great Reversal: From the Economy of God to the Trinity in Modern Theology
Lecture 4: The God Who Reveals Himself: The Mystery of the Trinity in the New Testament
Lecture 5: Which Christology? Refining the Economic Basis of the Christian Doctrine of God
Lecture 6: The Processions Contain the Missions: Reconstructing the Doctrine of an Immanent Trinity
Lecture 7: The Being of God as Gift and Grace: On Freedom and Necessity, Aseity and the Divine “Attributes”

Perfection and Presence (Kantzer Lectures) (Webster, 2007)

In the inauguration of the Kantzer Lectures series, distinguished Professor John Webster delivers a rich reflection upon the perfections and presence of God. The question at the center of this lectures series is the nature of human fellowship with God. The Investigation of the nature of this fellowship entails for Webster, a comprehension of the divine perfections and their relation to the Trinitarian relations and missions. From the nature of God, the Trinitarian relations and the nature of Divine presence more generally, it can then be understood more clearly what scripture means when it speaks of the Word becoming flesh. Webster offers, therefore, an extensive reflection upon the human history of the divine Word and the nature of his presence in the flesh. Finally, Webster moves to discuss the nature of the resurrected and exalted Lord’s presence, a presence manifest in his Lordship over his creatures and in the practices and Sacraments of the holy church.

Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: God’s Perfect Life
Lecture 3: God Is Everywhere but Not Only Everywhere
Lecture 4: Immanuel
Lecture 5: The Presence of Christ Exalted
Lecture 6: He Will Be With Them

Love, Justice, And Suffering: An Interview with Nicholas Wolterstorff (Wolterstorff, 2017)

Nicholas Wolterstorff offers thoughts on love, justice and suffering and the relationships between them