The Authority of Reason in a Postmodern Age V

Sunday | November 17 | 10:00 am | Great Hall

The Reverend Dr. Peter Strimer

This is the final session of a three part series on Anglican Orthodoxy. For the last five weeks, The Rev. Dr. Peter Strimer has taught  sessions on Reason as a source of Authority for our faith. The first two parts covered Tradition as a source of Authority and Scripture as a source of Authority. Dr. Strimer will now turn to the unique gift of Anglican Theology – the recognition of Human Reason as authoritative for our beliefs.

The Anglican Church came into being in the 16th and 17th Century during the Age of Enlightenment. In finding its middle way between the Roman Catholics, whose sole authority was Church tradition, and the Protestant revolution that recognized scripture as the only authority, the Anglican tradition raised human reason to its highest place in any branch of Christianity.

The resulting Age of Reason created the underpinnings of Western Culture down to the present day. But in the area of philosophy, we now find ourselves in a Post-modern (and post-rational) world. What does that mean for the Anglican faith in the 21st Century? Come and find out!