B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series

2016 B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series: C.S. Lewis: Apologetics for a Postmodern World

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C. S. Lewis articulated a vigorous apologetic at a crucial time in the 20th Century. Modernism had largely played out in western culture when Lewis defended Christianity to academia and the common person alike after World War II. Utilizing broadcast media and especially a prolific pen Lewis' unique apologetic works defy normal categories as he blended both reason and imagination together. We will examine his life and key works to discover how he could best be called a "reasoning romantic."

Speaker
Andrew Hoffecker

Date
June 10 - 11, 2016

Location
St. Edwards Chapel
Casady School
9500 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Schedule

Friday, June 10, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. C.S. Lewis: A Life Surprised by Joy
8:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. Mere Christianity under Scrutiny
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Saturday, June 11, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. C.S. Lewis: Reasoning Romantic
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. A Reconsideration of Miracles
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session


Richard Gaffin Andrew Hoffecker is professor of Church History Emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary. As a Professor of Religion at Grove City College for 25 years, he taught a wide variety of classes: Church History, Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Missions, Medieval Philosophy, C. S. Lewis’ Apologetics, and Christianity and Culture. He received his B.A. from Dickinson College, his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army. Dr. Hoffecker has contributed numerous historical articles in the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology and the Dictionary of Christianity in America as well as longer pieces on Benjamin B. Warfield in Makers of Christian Theology in America and C. S. Lewis in The Cresset. He has written several books including: Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton, Piety and the Princeton Theologians, Revolutions in Worldview, and Building a Christian Worldview. 

 


Mission

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.

Goals

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.

History

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.

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2014: The Christian, His Witness, and Defending the Faith
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2013: The Protestant Reformation and John Calvin
Featuring Carl Trueman
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2012: Will the Church Go Through the End-Time Tribulation?
Featuring Gregory Beale
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2011: Unsought Gifts: Christian Suffering
Featuring Mark Talbot
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2010: A Biblical Theology of Worship
Featuring Daniel Block
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2009: Revival and Revivalism
Featuring Rev. Iain Murray
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2008: The Church and Culture
Featuring Dr. Gene Edward Veith

2007: Debate on The Christian's Final Authority: The Bible of the Church?
Featuring Father Mitchell Pacwa and Dr. Eric Svendsen

2006: Presentations on Charles Haddon Spurgeon and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones with Iain Murray.
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2005: Debate on Regeneration featuring Dr. Bob Wilkin (Dispensationalist) and Dr. James White (Calvinist)

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series Anthology

The B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series is sponsored by:
Grace Bible Church
10301 Lakeside Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
www.gbcok.org