Han-luen Kantzer Komline: Innovation in Early Christianity – Creativity, History & the Christian Calling

Date(s) - July 3, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regent College Chapel

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You’re invited to Regent’s 2024 Evening Public Lecture series! Join us in the chapel or tune in online to explore theology, culture, and much more with this year’s summer faculty.

To livestream this and other Evening Public Lectures, visit us at rgnt.net/live.


Theology has a reputation for hostility to innovation. The earliest Christian theologians—the “fathers” of the church—are often used to enforce or illustrate rigid traditionalism at its worst. But already in the second century, Christians had begun to overturn assumptions about the superiority of the old and to develop positive accounts of innovation and its necessity for human flourishing. To achieve this paradigm shift they articulated the value of historical context and drew on the central articles of their faith. Early Christians thus offer a compelling example of how Christian theology did, and still can, promote creativity paired with respect for the past.


Han-luen Kantzer Komline is Marvin and Jerene DeWitt Professor of Theology and Church History at Western Theological Seminary. Her research focuses on early Christian theology, particularly Augustine and his relationship to various thinkers.

Dr. Kantzer Komline is teaching Augustine & the Problem of Pelagius from July 1 to July 5 as part of Regent’s 2024 Summer Programs.


You can attend this lecture in Regent’s chapel, or watch it live online at rgnt.net/live. A video recording will be available for free online for a limited time after the event.

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