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Dr. Keith Stanglin

Keith Stanglin is associate professor of Historical Theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology. Before coming to Austin Grad in 2012, he taught at Harding University for seven years. He is an alumnus of Harding School of Theology (M.Div.) in Memphis, Tennessee, and of Calvin Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author or editor of six books, and he has published many articles in the field of historical theology. In addition to anything historical, he is interested in Arminius and Arminianism, the history of biblical interpretation, and liturgical theology. Keith is married and has three children. Email me (stanglin@austingrad.edu).
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Calvinism and the Assurance of Salvation

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on November 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM

In earlier blog posts, I discussed the resurgence of “New Calvinism”in evangelicalism and described some of its main tenets and implications.  In this long-delayed continuation of the series, I want to raise the issue of assurance of salvation.

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Topics: Calvinism, Arminianism, Assurance of Salvation, Security

Fourth Annual "Austin Grad—First Things" Lecture

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on October 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM


The fourth annual “Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture” is now complete.  Once again, the event was a great success. 

On Monday evening, October 8, about 130 people braved the heavy rain to hear Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. The lecture topic was “Ecumenism in a Post-Christian Society.”

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Topics: First Things Lecture, About Austin Grad

Is Theology a Science?

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on October 2, 2018 at 11:32 AM


A friend of mine in Russia asked me whether theology can be considered a science.  And I suspect that, lurking behind this question, is the question whether theology should have a place as a discipline or field of study at a modern university.  This video is a brief response to the question and related concerns.

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Topics: Theology, Science, Modern University, Scientism

"Ecumenism in a Post-Christian Society" Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on September 11, 2018 at 10:55 AM

 

I am pleased to announce the fourth annual Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture, to be held in Austin, Texas, on Monday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.  This year’s speaker will be Ephraim Radner.  Radner is Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, an evangelical seminary of the Anglican tradition at the University of Toronto.

Austin Graduate School of Theology is excited to cooperate in this lecture once again with First Things, which is one of the most widely read and influential religious journals in the United States.  As an ecumenical endeavor—featuring regular contributions from Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and evangelical Protestant writers—the publication shares many of the same concerns dear to the original Restoration Movement.  The journal also shares much in common with Austin Grad in particular, whose mission is to promote knowledge, understanding, and practice of the Christian faith by equipping Christians and churches for service in the Kingdom of God.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, Events, First Things Lecture

New Issue of Christian Studies Now Available!

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on August 31, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Consistent with Protestant churches, Churches of Christ have rejected the five so-called false sacraments and accepted baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the proper sacraments of the church.  Last year’s issue of Austin Grad’s faculty journal, Christian Studies, was focused on the theme of baptism.  As a follow-up to those reflections, the new issue of Christian Studies (available online here) is devoted to the “Eucharist,” the early church’s favorite word for holy communion.  To distinguish it from the self-centered meal that the Corinthian Christians were celebrating, Paul called this meal the “Lord’s Supper,” reminding the church who should be at the center of this practice.
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Topics: Christian Studies, Communion, Lord's Supper, Eucharist

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