“Incarnation & Gift: Why Divinity as Matter Matters” Series

In this series we look at “Incarnation & Gift: Why Divinity as Matter Matters.”

St Anselm responded in Cur Deus Homo to the query ” . . . what cause or necessity, in sooth, God became man, and by his own death, as we believe and affirm, restored life to the world; when he might have done this, by means of some other being, angelic or human, or merely by his will.” Why the God-Man indeed? It’s a fine, hard, and central question. As we journey through Advent, join us at Theology on Tap Tuesday, November 30 for the first of three discussions on Incarnation as Gift.

Incarnation

The Christ Child between Sts Catherine, Francis and Elizabeth of Hungary – Francesco di Bosio Zaganelli

Incarnation as Gift: An Orthodox Perspective
November 30, 2010

Very Rev’d Antony Hughes

Our first speaker is the Very Rev’d Antony Hughes of St Mary’s Orthodox Church, an Antiochian Orthodox church in Cambridge. He will be addressing Incarnation as Gift: An Orthodox Perspective. Fr. Antony has been pastor of St Mary’s since 1993 after serving for a time in California. He received his MDiv from Oral Roberts University where he converted to Orthodoxy in 1980 and continued his education at St Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY.

For the love of God and all that is holy! Pick up your room!”
December 7, 2010

Mr. Sean J. Sennott

Our speaker is Sean J. Sennott, a teacher in the Religious Studiesdepartment at Saint John’s Preparatory School in Danvers.  Duringthe summer Sean teaches and Chairs the History & Social Sciencesdepartment in the summer school at Phillips Exeter Academy.  Heholds an M.A. in philosophy from Gonzaga University, an M.T.S. fromHarvard, and is currently a Ph. D. candidate in theological ethics atBoston College.

Sean’s talk will be a reflection on ethics and the incarnationtitled “For the love of God and all that is holy! Pick up yourroom!” a refrain Sean says he often heard growing up and now repeatsto his own children.  He will begin by discussing what Christiansmean when they say “And the Word became flesh,” competingunderstandings of incarnation in contemporary theology, and the place ofincarnation in salvation.  He will continue by examining theimplications of what is held in faith for how we live.  His approachwill focus primarily on virtue and responsibility.

Art, Icons & the Incarnation
December 14, 2010

The Rev’d Allan Bevier Warren III

This week, our Rector, Father Warren, will explore Art, Icons & the Incarnation. Come, grab a beer, meet other theologically curious people and hear an engaging presentation. It’s not to be missed!

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