If you are in the area join us for the First Annual Messiah College Faith and History Lecture. The speaker will be yours truly. I will be trying out some new ideas for a possible book on the way Christians study the past. The title of my talk is: “The Power to Transform: A Christian Reflection on the Study of the Past.” Here is a synopsis:
How do Christians approach the study of the past? This talk will affirm, but move beyond, the notion that a Christian studies the past with certain theological presupposition about the nature of human beings . It will also affirm, but move beyond, the notion that a goal of historical inquiry is to ethically judge the people and events of the past. Instead, this talk will offer Christians a slightly different approach to thinking about the past. It will argue that the study of history can help us mature spiritually.
The lecture will be held on the Messiah College campus in Boyer Hall, room 131 at 4:00pm. Refreshments will be served.