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The Beatific Vision and The Church

How can Christians experience a foretaste of the beatific vision? Here Michael Allen discusses the gathered church as a means of experiencing the presence of Christ.



Listen to Michael Allen discuss the work of dogmatic theology and the value of friendship on the latest episode of the Credo Podcast here.

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Michael Allen

Michael Allen serves as the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean of Reformed Theology Seminary in Orlando. Previously, he taught at Knox Theological Seminary, where he held the D. James Kennedy Chair of Systematic Theology and also served as Dean of the Faculty. He has published many academic articles and books, including Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies, Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval in Theology and Biblical Interpretation (with Scott R. Swain), Sanctification, a volume in the New Studies in Dogmatics series, and Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life in God

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