Famous Theologians Reading Group


Oct 12 2022


8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Famous Theologians Reading Group

C.S. Lewis. Fr Alexander Schmemann. Metropolitan Anthony Bloom. Fr John Behr. We hear these names in our churches and reading groups, but what are they saying that makes them so respected? How have these theological juggernauts contributed to the Church, and why does it matter? Join us each week as we read an article, sermon, or chapter of a book from these authors to see what they have to say about the issues facing us today. REGISTER HERE so we can get you the article/chapter of the book that we will read. Feel free to join us at the Telos Center earlier than 8 PM, as some of us will not have read the article/book before hand and will start reading it around 7 PM. Schedule of Readings:   October 12, @ 8:00 PM C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book IV, Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11 (“Is Christianity Easy or Difficult?,” “Counting the Cost,” “Nice People or New Men,” and “The New Men”). This can be found online, but please let us know if you need help acquiring it! Topic: Is Christianity Easy or Difficult? October 19, @ 8:00 PM Fr John Behr, “Lifting the Veil: Reading Scripture in Orthodox Tradition”. Click here for the article. Topic: How to Read the Bible October 26, @ 8:00 PM Fr Alexander Schmemman, For the Life of the World, Appendix A. Topic: What does it mean to be “religious” and “liturgical” in a secular age? November 2, @ 8:00 PM Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos), Facing the World: Orthodox Christian Essays on Global Concerns, Ch 3, “Culture and the Gospel”. TopicIs Christianity truly global (universal) and how does it interact with cultures around the world? Email us or fill out the form above to receive the PDF. November 9, @8:00 PM Fr Thomas Hopko, “From Shadow to Reality: The Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship” Topic: How does the Bible say we should worship (and why do we use Revelations as our primary source for the Liturgy)? This is not a book, but rather a podcast. It can be found on ancient faith radio, or click here for the YouTube link. November 16, @8:00 PM Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, “On Death” Topic: What do we mean when we say Christ trampled death on death if we still die? Click here for the article. Want to discuss a theologian? Interested in a particular topic or issue? Let us know at teloscentercamrbidge@crossroadinstitute.org!    


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