Talk with Keith Ward
Tuesday, May 16 at 12:00pm
New North, 107 37th and O St., N.W., Washington
This talk engages a number of the themes explored in Keith Ward’s ‘Christ and the Cosmos: a Reformulation of Trinitarian doctrine’ (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The book analyses theistic belief in a scientific context, demonstrating the necessity of cosmology to theological thinking that is often overly myopic and anthropomorphic. The work presents a clear Trinitarian account of God that avoids the confusion and needless paradoxes of much traditional theology and it defends the general views of the two respective 20th century giants of Protestant and Catholic theology, Karl Barth and Karl Rahner that God is supremely one, existing in three modes of deeply integrated being, and not some sort of society with three different centers of consciousness (the ‘social Trinity’). The volume works toward articulating a sense of the ‘Cosmic Trinity’ and helps to make theism more intelligible in the twenty first century world. Crucially, Ward also an explanation of the Trinity that non-Christian monotheists can understand, facilitating interfaith conversation about this divisive issue.
Please visit https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/religious-pluralism-christ-and-the-cosmos
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