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Ascension Theology

March 21, 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 March 21, we take up the church’s ‚Äúeucharistic relation to the world‚Äù in a chapter called ‚ÄúThe Politics of the Eucharist‚Äù in Douglas Farrow’s Ascension Theology. It turns out that the Ascension is key to understanding the Eucharist as well as the relation of the kingdom of God to the kingdoms of this world.


March 21, 2012
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Saint Thomas Church
1 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019