This week and next, the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is featuring Bruce McCormack of Princeton Theological Seminary for the Kantzer Lectures in Revealed Theology. The series title is “The God Who Graciously Elects,” and you can watch the live-stream of the final four lectures by clicking here.
This is a high-level academic lecture series aimed at scholars and other interested parties. The language will be technical and the conversation theological and philosophical. Though all won’t agree with everything McCormack posits, many will find fodder for thought in these lectures. Personally, I am thankful for the investment the Henry Center has made in sponsoring elite theological conversation. We need more, not less, of these kind of lectureships in evangelical circles today.A word on Kenneth Kantzer, by the way. Kantzer graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a PhD in Philosophy of Religion in 1950. He was an intensely intelligent man but labored for most of his life to establish TEDS as a divinity school, recruiting faculty members like David Wells, Harold O. J. Brown, John Woodbridge, and D. A. Carson. Now virtually forgotten, Kantzer wrote very little but made a mark on Protestant higher education through TEDS. It is appropriate that the Henry Center honor him with its capstone lectureship.
Here’s a talk on evangelicalism (go to Carl Henry, and click “Know Your Roots” part two) that Kantzer gave some years back. Those who wish to read a bit more about him can check out Doing Theology in Today’s World, edited by Woodbridge and Thomas Edward McComiskey.