Christopher Watkin, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae | March 16, 2023

Biblical Critical Theory— An Oxymoron?? (with Christopher Watkin)

What is a critical theory?  Aren’t various critical theories used widely in the academy and the culture to deconstruct Christian faith?  Is there something to be learned from various critical theories in the way the critique culture?  How does the Bible engage in cultural critique and provide resources for doing so?  This is not just an academic discussion but one that has ripple effects throughout the general culture. Join Scott and Sean for this illuminating discussion with British philosopher Chris Watkin. 

Christopher Watkin is Associate Professor of French Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  He describes his work as “I make sense of how people make sense of the world.”  He is author of several books, including, From Plato to Postmodernism: The Story of Western Culture through Philosophy, Literature and Art, Thinking Through Creation: Genesis 1-2 as Tools of Cultural Critique, and Biblical Critical Theory: How the Bible's Unfolding Story Makes Sense of Modern Life and Culture


Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California.   

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Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell