The Church of the Advent’s Theology on Tap program returns this fall to the Rattlesnake Bar with the theme “After Christendom”
Our first speaker in this series is Andrew McGowan, dean and president of Berkeley Divinity School and McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies and Pastoral Theology. He is an Anglican priest and historian specializing in the practices of the ancient church in its first few centuries. He has written Ancient Christian Worship and Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals. Before coming to Yale he was Warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, where he was Fr. Hanson’s teacher.
Rev. Prof. McGowan’s topic is: “What the Ancient Church Can Tell Us About the Future of the Faith”
It is often lamented that the cultural importance of Christianity is on the decline in the West if not at an end entirely. Christians are increasingly viewed as a suspect minority who may be a threat to the societies of which they are a part. Interestingly though Christians have been in this position before, in the earliest centuries of the church. Rev. Prof. McGowan will offer insights on how the history of the church help us think today about what it means to worship as Christians and how to understand the current culture, which seems less and less Christian but also remains “spiritual.”
The first Theology on Tap of the season will take place on October 4 at 7 pm at the Rattlesnake Bar, 342 Boylston Street. Theology on Tap is designed especially for students and young adults, so invite your friends and join us for an educational and enjoyable evening together.
Please direct any questions to Father Jeff Hanson at: firstname.lastname@example.org