Theologians

C S Lewis

By Michael Ward

Michael Ward discusses C S Lewis, his coming to faith, his significance for theology and the Narnia code.

C. S. Lewis was an Irish scholar of literature and novelist. He is regarded as a great writer in his own right, and as a Christian apologist. His novels include The Chronicles of Narnia, which is often interpreted as an allegory of Christianity. Other of his books are more explicitly Christian, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Problem of Pain.

Nouvelle Theology, Henri de Lubac and Radical Othodoxy.

By Simon Oliver

Simon Oliver introduces radical orthodoxy and its origins in nouvelle theologie and Henri de Lubac.

Henri de Lubac was a French Jesuit priest and theologian. He challenged the separation that had developed between nature and grace and between reason and faith. He sought to renew and revitalise the eucharistic and social thinking of the church, which he viewed should be anticipating the Kingdom.

The Theological Thoughts of Martin Luther. Part 1.

By Alec Ryrie

Alec Ryrie discusses the theological thoughts of Martin Luther in respect of the 'Nature of Salvation' and his controversial interaction with the established Church.

The Theological Thoughts of Martin Luther. Part 2.

By Alec Ryrie

Alec Ryrie discusses the theological thoughts of Martin Luther in respect of the 'Nature of Salvation' and his controversial interaction with the established Church.

Justin Martyr

By Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes discusses Justin Martyr.

John Henry Newman

By John Davies

John Davies discusses John Henry Newman and the Oxford movement.

J. H. Newman was an English poet and Anglican priest, and later a Catholic priest and cardinal. As leader of the Oxford Movement he urged reforms of the Church of England; a return to pre-Reformation beliefs and liturgy and an emphasis on the dogmatic authority of the church. Originally an evangelical he came to view the Roman Catholic church as the legitimate legacy of natural and revealed religion.

Origen

By Morwenna Ludlow

Morwenna Ludlow discusses the context of Origen's life and thought in Alexandria.

Jesus God and Man, Wolfhart Pannenberg

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull discusses Pannenburg's Christology outlined in his book: Jesus, God and Man.

Wolfhart Pannenberg was a German Lutheran theologian. He understood God to act indirectly to reveal Himself throughout publicly accessible history, and that He did so principally in the resurrection. He compared religious and scientific perspectives on revelation in nature as part of a wider ambition to bring Lutheran tradition into dialogue with modern philosophical methods.

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