Torrey Honors: Theology [Audio]
By Biola University
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The Torrey Honors Institute is a Great Books honors program at Biola University, emphasizing dialogue with primary texts and community discussion. The seminar-style program is supplemented by a series of context lectures to help students understand the ways in which those Great Books exerted influence on their surrounding culture as well as the way the authors were influenced by the context in which they wrote. The context lectures presented here focus broadly on theology looking at Augustine's theology, the Book of Acts, Calvin's theology, amongst others.
||Reading Biblical Narrative / Melissa Schubert||Dr. Melissa Schubert explains Biblical Narrative in the Pentateuch as both chronicle and literature. She emphasizes that beyond simple fact, the text is written with craft, art, and beauty.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Mystical Theology of St. Augustine / Robert Llizo||Dr. Robert Llizo discusses St. Augustine's mystical theology. He shows how it is largely related to the mysticism of Plotinus, but critically different since Christian doctrine dictates that transcendence must come from God.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cultural Apologetics as Christian Witness / John Mark Reynolds||Dr. John Mark Reynolds discusses evangelism as it relates to underlying cultural beliefs. He shows that an argument for Christianity must examine the most fundamental aspects of a worldview to have any success.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Theology of Acts / Fred Sanders||Dr. Fred Sanders describes the theology of Acts by looking at three major theological points in the book: the Word and Holy Spirit are closely related, salvation is in Jesus' name, and Jesus speaks for Himself.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Calvin / Fred Sanders||Dr. Fred Sanders discusses John Calvin's person and writing style. He offers helpful insight into Calvin's mentalities and how they affected his writings.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|