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Tanner’s 2007 Warfield Lectures

David, Chris, and Travis have all collaborated to bring us non-Princeton students some excellent summaries of Kathryn Tanner’s recent lectures at Princeton Seminary, the theme being “Christ as Key”. Tanner interects with a variety of themes, largely connected to the Trinity, the Kingdom and social and political theory (with a forray into the atonement). A recurring element in her thought is her rigorous critique of social trinitarianism. All of this is dedicated to exploring how a distinctly Christological approach might fund the way we imagine crucal aspects of these doctrines.

I hope to post something in response to these lectures at some point. I think, based on what I’ve read of Tanner and the summaries of these lectures that she has some fairly significant conceptual problems in her thought, particularly in her trinitarianism. I hope to explore that further in a future post.

For now, congratulations and thanks to David, Christ, and Travis for bringing these thought provoking lectures to those of us spead through the theo-blogosphere!


  1. WTM wrote:

    It was our pleasure to do so. :-)

    Monday, March 26, 2007 at 9:43 pm | Permalink
  2. D.W. Congdon wrote:

    A correction is in order: her critique of social trinitarianism was addressed in only one lecture, and in light of the whole, it was not a major theme of the week. The major theme was her attempt at reconceiving theological anthropology, which included the major discussion of grace and nature in lectures 2 and 6.

    Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 9:58 pm | Permalink
  3. Halden wrote:

    I just meant that was a recurring theme in her thought, not the center of the lectures.

    Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

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