February 15, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For many years, Fr Austin has wanted to have a class on the Ascension–perhaps the most overlooked Christian doctrine and yet one of profound importance. Finally, there is a good book that will work for us: Douglas Farrow’s Ascension Theology.
What do we mean when we say Christ ascended into heaven and is seated at the Father’s right hand? Starting Wednesday, January 25, you have the opportunity of studying this doctrine and learning its broad biblical basis, the importance of the ascension being bodily, its relation to the Eucharist, and much more. Farrow’s book is beautifully printed and illustrated, and it is concise (which is not to say it’s light reading!).
It is very helpful to read the relevant chapters in advance. For February 15, please read Chapter Four, ‚ÄúA Question of Identity‚Äù‚Äîthe fundamental issue at stake in the doctrine of the ascension is the identity of the risen Christ (and hence also the identity of the church).