Commentary by Dr. Whitesel (6/15/18): I enjoyed Fuller Seminary PhD theology student Trey Clark’s presentation on how art, aesthetics, imagination and story were combined as early Dominicans shared the Good News in the new world. It was given to the AETE (Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education), an academic community which I serve as president emeritus.
Below are some takeaways:
- The Dominicans sensed they lived in the end times, which motivated and energized their efforts. As Trey researched further, I asked him to look into if there is a correlation between a theological eschatology and a motivation/energy invested into evangelism.
- Interesting fact: the Dominicans sometimes took a year to communally create the sermons to create relevance and apologetic impact.