Amy Plantinga Pauw, the Henry Mobley Professor of Doctrinal Theology at Louisville Seminary, will give the Grider-Winget Lectures in Theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri on October 8th and 9th. The title of the lecture series is Wisdom Ecclesiology.
Pauw’s lectures draw on biblical wisdom literature to show the importance of taking the doctrine of creation seriously in thinking about the church. Wisdom ecclesiology addresses many issues in contemporary church ministry, from ecological concerns, to interfaith relations, to the church’s ongoing cycles of death and rebirth.
The lecture schedule is as follows:
Monday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Why We Need a Wisdom Ecclesiology
Monday, October 8, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Proverbs and the Church’s Creaturely Calling
Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ecclesiastes’s Word to the Missional Church
Pauw is currently at work on a new book of wisdom ecclesiology during her sabbatical year, funded in part from a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology for 2012-2013 that she was awarded in the spring. She anticipates the book will open up new conversations about the relationship of ecclesiology to contemporary social concerns, including ecology and interfaith cooperation.
The Nazarene Theological Seminary is a graduate school of theology in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The Church of the Nazarene is its sponsoring denomination.