Christians regularly use the word “God,” but what do we mean by “God”? Join others in answering this question during the four-part course “Who is God for Us Today? Insights from Paul, Anselm, Bonhoeffer, and Alexander Schmemann.” Classes meet Mondays Oct. 21- Nov. 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. John P. Burgess, James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology at PTS, will lead the course.
The question of who God is has become even more urgent in a time in which many people seem to have forgotten God, yet are perhaps seeking God more than ever. We will examine several major theological approaches to the question of God. In each case, we will ask: What are God’s attributes? How do we come to know God? Can a person experience God? The class will pay particular attention to implications for prayer, proclamation, and Christian witness today.