ACTS Seminaries, The John H. Pickford Chair of Theology and TWU’s Religious Studies Department Host, Theology Conference, “Seeing God: Human Desire for the Beatific Vision”

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Trinity Western University
Johnson Hall, Fosmark Building
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

All are welcome to attend this free Theology Conference.

When we see God, are we looking with our physical eyes or with the mind’s eye? “Both”, says Dr. Boersma in this sacramental and historical treatment of the beatific vision. Focusing on “vision” as a living metaphor, Boersma shows how the vision of God is accessible already today.
Seeing God is a historical study, but it also includes a dogmatic articulation of key characteristics that contribute to our understanding of the beatific vision. Theologians, philosophers, and literary authors have long maintained that the invisible God becomes visible to us.
Boersma shows how God trains us to see his character by transforming our eyes and minds, highlighting continuity from this world to the next. Christ-centered, sacramental, and ecumenical in character, Seeing God presents life as a pilgrimage to see the face of God in the hereafter.

SPEAKER: Dr. Hans Boersma Regent College J.I. Packer Professor of Theology and Author of ‘Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition’.

RESPONDENTS: Dr. Yonghua Ge, ACTS Seminaries Director of Mandarin Theology Program, Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Jens Zimmermann, Former Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture, Professor of English, TWU, and Regent College Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Literature and Theology

Sponsored by: ACTS Seminaries, The John H. Pickford Chair of Theology and Trinity Western University’s Religious Studies Department

REGISTER: by March 1, 2019