Ellen Charry: Beliefs and Emotions

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 19, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Regent College Chapel

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 7:30PM 

LECTURE 1: BELIEFS AND EMOTIONS 

Although Christian theologians never developed a distinctive theory of the emotions, they drank deeply from cognitive theories of emotion prevalent in ancient philosophy, some of which are currently being retrieved. Guiding the emotions well is key to structuring and maintaining civil society, a chief interest of theology.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 11:30AM

LECTURE 2: AUGUSTINE ON LOVE

Augustine heralded love as the quintessential Christian emotion-virtue. His ten homilies on 1 John seek to guide the emotions for the unity of the church and the well-being of society.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7:30PM

LECTURE 3: LUTHER ON ANXIETY

In his early treatise, “Two Types of Righteousness” and later in his preface to his 1534 commentary on Galatians, Luther presents the gospel as treatment for potentially paralyzing anxiety.

http://www.regent-college.edu/lifelong-learning/laing-lectures/laing-lectures-2013

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