Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series
The Church and Religious Pluralism: Living Faithfully Amidst the World Religions
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael W. Goheen, Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary
This series of lectures will deal with the question of how the Christian church can live faithfully in a world of religious pluralism. In the first lecture we will sketch our pluralistic context and the urgency of the issue, and then look at a variety of responses offered by the Christian church. The second lecture will develop the outlines of a theology of religions that is shaped by the Reformed tradition. The third lecture will treat the question of how to approach the truth claims of the world religions. Is there truth to be found in world religions? The final lecture will pose the question of the church's mission in the midst of religious pluralism. All four lectures will proceed with Islam in view as an illustration of the issues.
Date: February 19 – 20, 2013
Time: 11:00a – 12:00n and 1:00p – 2:00p on both days
Place: Pamplin Chapel/RTS Orlando
Lecture one: Religious Pluralism and Christian Responses Today
In the first lecture, we will sketch our pluralistic context and the urgency of the issue, and then look at a variey of responses offered by the Christian church.