The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies presented a morning seminar on Saturday, October 24, from 8:30 to noon, on the theme of ‘Salvation,’ hosted by St. Teresa Catholic Church here in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is now available to purchase online for a reduced rate by clicking the registration below on this page.
The seminar features three talks, one by each of the Emmaus teaching staff, on aspects that lie at the heart of a Catholic understanding of salvation:
- Emmaus president, Dr. Vern Steiner, begins the seminar by considering the jailer’s question in Acts 16:30: “What Must I Do To Be Saved?”, and offers a few reflections on the theology of salvation as a Catholic Convert;
- Chad Steiner explains some of the similarities and differences between Protestant and Catholic understandings of the concept of ‘propitiation’ (sometimes ‘atoning sacrifice’, or ‘expiation’) in the statements found in 1 John 2:2; 4:10: “He is the propitiation for our sins,” asking the question: What exactly did Christ achieve on the cross?;
- Joshua Burks concludes the seminar by exploring what it means to be “partakers of the divine nature,” which we read in 2 Peter 1:4, and what it means to conceive ‘salvation’ as in some sense ‘participation’ in the life of the Trinity.
If you attended in person or have viewed the presentations now online, and you have questions or talking points you’d like to discuss, please feel to let us know in the comments section below, once you’ve read our posting guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you!
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