by C. Michael PattonMay 31st, 2012 Be First to Comment
Residents of Oklahoma City: Dr. Gregory Beale will be in Oklahoma City this Friday and Saturday for a lecture series. It is a great opportunity to hear a wonderful evangelical scholar. If you are here in town, see if you can make it. If you are out of town, make a vacation of it and stop by the Credo House!
Some information about the B.B. Warfield Lecture Series
The core of the Christian profession is, according to Warfield, the confession of a supernatural God, who may and does act in a supernatural mode, and who acting in a supernatural mode has wrought out for us a supernatural redemption, interpreted in supernatural revelation, and applied by the supernatural operations of His Spirit. The starting point of Warfield’s theology was the majesty of God and his authority over creation.
Throughout the history of the Church, the great doctrines of the faith were forged in the fires of debate as in Pelagius & Augustine, Luther & Erasmus, Calvin & Eck, and Whitefield & Wesley. Through this lecture series, it is our desire to:
1. Promote the exchange and examination of the great historic doctrines of the Church.
2. Foster a corporate sense of the relevance of the Christian faith and Reformed theology to our culture.
3. Challenge the individual believer to connect with the historic Christian faith and the Church.
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born near Lexington, Kentucky on the 5th of November in 1851. He graduated from Princeton in 1871 with the highest of honors at the age of nineteen, excelling in mathematics and physics. While studying in Europe, he announced his intention to prepare for Christian ministry.
Upon graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1876, he returned to Europe again to further his studies. Returning to America, Warfield served a short period as a pastor and then accepted a position in the Department of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Theological Seminary. He remained there for nine years.
In 1887, he was called to Princeton Theological Seminary to succeed A.A. Hodge as the Charles Hodge professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology. He continued in this position for thirty-three years until his death on the 17th of February 1921. Dr. Warfield combined erudition in Greek exegesis, systematic theology, and church history. He was a tireless defender of the Reformed faith.