Paideia Lectures: The Seduction of Modern Philosophy
The Fuller Texas Paideia Lectures are designed to encourage
and equip pastors and leaders in the church for ministry in the 21st
century. The aim of these lectures is to address contemporary issues with
biblical and theological wisdom from the ancient tradition of the faith.
What has become
of the wisdom of the past? What guides our contemporary discourse in theology? The view of wisdom as a philosophical
inquiry into the world has been largely abandoned. The modern world no longer finds
the lure of wisdom as relationship to be explored, but instead wants to seduce and
overpower the woman that is wisdom. At the same time, philosophy no longer
serves as the “the handmaiden of theology.” Modern philosophy has reduced
theology into something of a slave, to no longer be free to proclaim the truth
about God and the world. In this lecture, we will discuss the modern
philosophical project and how the contemporary church might look more like
Descartes than Jesus.
Phuc Luu is an
instructor of New Testament at Houston Baptist University, whose work and
interest include biblical studies, hermeneutics, theology, and philosophy. He is finishing up his PhD in Thomistic studies at St. Thomas University.
|Venue: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Address: 5308 Buffalo Speedway
|Contact Person: Quique Autrey