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.


Rock in the Grass said...

Hey Wes: great photograph. But who is the young guy standing to your left?

Gus said...

hmmmm - I think I'll have to explain in person some time - using pictures and sound effects and stuff. (It has to do with word verification)