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Home - Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht), a theologian and experienced preacher, is J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Re-enchantment has to do with identity, with our ability to see the world for what it already truly is: an enchanted place, which has its being from the being of God, a world that sacramentally participates, to varying degrees in the being of God. In this presentation I turn to several church fathers' readings of the Beatitudes, looking for their assistance—not so as to re-enchant the world, but to re-enchant our own identities. Insisting on biblical exegesis that is mystical in orientation (‘mountainous reading’), open to a variety of readings (‘multiplicity of meaning’), and inviting us into the very life of God (‘moral virtue’), the church fathers teach us how it is that through participation in God's happiness we ourselves are re-enchanted so as to live in harmony with an enchanted world.
After 500 years, can we re-evaluate—perhaps even put behind us—the disunity that the Reformation caused? This lecture takes a look “behind the scenes” and argues that a sacramental approach to reality can unite Catholics and Protestants in their struggle against the secularity of modernity.
Dr. Boersma responds to questions from Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio Journal. This is part of Mars Hill's 135th volume. To learn more about the Mars Hill Audio Journal, please visit https://marshillaudio.org/ or find the podcast at mhadigital.org.
Dean Timothy George speaks with Dr. Boersma about Nouvelle Théologie and sacramental preaching.
Bavinck Lecture 2017 at Theological University Kampen
2017 NTC Anthony Jordan Lecture Series with Dr. Hans Boersma in three parts: (1) Christ in Scripture, (2) Christ in the Eucharist, (3) Christ in the Church
From The 2016 Theological Conference "A Transforming Vision: Knowing and Loving the Triune God" hosted at Pusey House
Ad Limina Apostolorum: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic-Protestan Ecumenism
Hans Boersma joins Claire Perini to discuss the recovery of Christian tradition, spiritual reading of Scripture, and why a theologian's character matters just as much as what they say.