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The Paddock Lectures were founded in 1880 by General Seminary benefactor George A. Jarvis and named in honor of The Rt. Rev. Benjamin Henry Paddock, Class of 1852. The Lectures have brought to General's campus a remarkable group of Anglican scholars, from William Temple to Sarah Coakley, and have become a prestigious and highly anticipated feature of GTS’ annual Alumni Gathering.  


The Paddock Lectures, November 4 and 5, 2015


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The Goodness of Upheaval: Pauline and Apocalyptic Perspectives


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The Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D.

Herbert Thompson Chair of Church and Society, Dir. of the Desmond Tutu Center


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The Rev. Todd H. W. Brewer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of New Testament


Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2 - 3:00 pm followed by Q and A

Thursday, November 5, 2015 2 - 3:00 pm, followed by Q and A


These lectures provide both theological and practical conversation for why Christians engage upheaval as a necessary good. More specifically, Paul's experiences of upheaval positively generate his pluralistic vision of the Church. And an apocalyptic vision, spawned by John of Patmos, provides a way for communities in the 21st Century to navigate their way through nightmares to beatific vision.


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