Author & Guest Speaker-The Rev. Dr. Philip Turner
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Philip Turner (PhD, Princeton University) is an Episcopal priest and the author or editor of several books, including The Crisis of Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church. Now retired, he previously served as professor of Christian ethics at the General Theological Seminary in New York and as dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. More recently, he served as interim dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest and interim rector at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas.
Christian Ethics and the Church, Philip's new book introduces Christian ethics from a theological perspective, spelling out the implications of moral theology for the common life of the church. Philip Turner, a leading expert in the field, explores the intersection of moral theology and ecclesiology, arguing that the focus of Christian ethics should not be personal holiness or social reform but how Christians are to live with one another. The life of the soul and the life of society are matters of concern for Christians, of course, but "the originating locus of Christian ethics lies properly within the interior life of the church rather than in the interior life of the soul or the moral state of society," says Turner. A theology of moral thought and practice must take its cues from the notion that human beings, upon salvation, are redeemed and called into a life oriented around the community of the church. Christian Ethics and the Church distills a senior scholar's life work and will be valued by professors and students of Christian ethics, theology, and ecclesiology.
Join Bishop's Sumner and Lambert in welcoming The Rev. Dr. Philip Turner
February 18, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
(light lunch will be provided)
At St. Matthew's Cathedral
5100 Ross Ave., Dallas 75206