Becoming Human in Christ–Oden Lectures

January 14, 2021 - January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 7:00 PM First Lecture Friday, January 15, 9:00 AM Second Lecture with Q & A Friday, January 15, 1:00 PM Third Lecture, followed by Panel Discussion

The Robert E. Webber Center at Trinity School for Ministry invites you to the annual Thomas C. Oden Patristics Lectures. Named in honor of the late Thomas Oden, whose work was dedicated to the retrieval of the ancient Christian theological consensus, these lectures are presented by scholars and theologians who hold a similar interest in the church fathers.

While there is perhaps no more contested question today than what it is to be human, from a Christian perspective, to be human is at the heart of revelation: Christ reveals to us the truth about God and the human being in one person. Join us to hear more about how to be in Christ is to become truly human.

The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr

is the Regius Professor of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen, since the summer of 2020, having taught at St. Vladimir’s Seminary since 1995, serving there as Dean from 2007- 2017. Fr John has published numerous monographs with Oxford University Press and SVS Press, most recently a new critical edition and translation of Origen’s On First Principles, together with an extensive introduction, for OUP (2017), and a study of the Gospel of John (OUP 2019); he has also published various works aimed for a more general audience, such as his more poetic and meditative work entitled Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image (SVS Press, 2013). He is currently working on a new edition and translation of On the Making of the Human Being by Gregory of Nyssa and a new edition and translation of the works of Irenaeus.