It is time to talk about the church. I am joined by Scott MacDougall who is Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Let me just tell you now that this episode is a nerdy good time. Not only is Scott an actual HBC Deacon but he is the professor of a Deacon of legendary proportions – Aron Klinefelter – and comes on good recommendation. [This is me subtly suggesting if you have had an awesome prof who should be on HBC play theological match maker]
MacDougall received his M.A. in theology from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Fordham University. We discuss his new book More Than Communion and lots of other connected topics. In More Than Communion: Toward an Eschatological Ecclesiology Scott seeks to expand the general ideas of communion ecclesiology (understood broadly), by suggesting they often pay insufficient attention to eschatology, which has deleterious effects on the church’s theological imagination of itself and, so, on its practice. The constructive position he advances is developed in conversation with case studies of the ecclesiologies of John Milbank and John Zizioulas, which are analyzed in their eschatological and practical dimensions.
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