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