Theology for Troubled Believers

"There is a great difference between a truth which is recognized as such... and a truth which is active in the soul [the whole person] and endowed with the power to destroy within the soul those errors that are clearly incompatible with it. The active power of the truth is the pneuma hagion [Holy Spirit], the divine energy." (Simone Weil)

What is Christian truth? How can we in the 21st century integrate the witnesses to God in Scripture and nature into a coherent and compelling story, a story with the power to transform our hearts, our minds, and our actions, and how can we defend that story against an increasingly hostile secular world? This is the task of theology.

In this six part Sunday series during Lent 2011, we explored Christian truth using as our guide Theology for a Troubled Believer. An Introduction to the Christian Faith," by Diogenes Allen. Diogenes Allen is Stuart Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as an ordained Episcopal priest. Presentations were by David Monyak.

Downloads: Presentations

The Nature of God, Part 1

The Nature of God, Part 2

Suffering

The Divine Sacrifices

The New Life in God

Responding to God

References

 

Theology for a Troubled Believer. An Introduction to the Christian Faith, by Diogenes Allen, Westminster John Knox Press, 2010