Monday, May 22, 2006
Prof. Alisdair Heron
Last week we had the gifted opportunity to listen to Prof. A.I.C. Heron from Erlangen University.
Those who studied a B.Th. at UNISA would know him for his book on Pneumatology called "The Holy Spirit". His most significant work was "A century of Protestant Theology".
Prof. Heron gave two lectures, one on Calvin's struggle with Luther's controversy concerning the Lord's Supper. The second was on Calvin's attitude towards Zwingli. It might not sound like earth-moving topics, but it is always a pleasure to listen to a person who knows what they are talking about and to learn some "behind the scenes" insights.
Granted, his theology did not seem to have left the sixteenth century, but still very insightful.
By the way, we had a great Synod! I always enjoy the debates, but most of all, the fellowship.