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Date Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time 1pm — 2:30pm CDT
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Scripture & Ministry: Michael Allen

Into the Family of God: Creation, Covenant, and the Genesis of Life with God

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The book of Genesis sketches the foundations not only of human society and creatureliness but of the church and Christian worship. To help make sense of both origins and ends of creation, the book draws our attention to the doctrine of the covenant and the pledge that people are drawn “into the family of God.” In this lecture, Allen will follow the basic theological moves of the doctrine of the covenant in this fundamental text, seeking to sketch its implications for a number of theological and anthropological concerns, not least the doctrine of creation.

This lecture is free and open to the public.
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Biography

Michael Allen is an Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. His recent publications include Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Christian Church, edited with Scott Swain, and Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval in Theology and Biblical Interpretation, written with Scott Swain. Allen also serves co-editor of the T&T Clark International Theological Commentary series.

 

This event is made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton Religion Trust. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton Religion Trust.

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