Summer Scholar-in-Residence: Saintly Hors d’oeuvres

Thu, Jul 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
1895 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731, USA
St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church

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Arrive to the Wilderness Room at 5:00pm for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Starting at 5:30pm, Dr. MacSwain will lead a thirty-minute discussion on Christian understandings of the Communion of Saints and how the lives of holy people are a testament to God’s existence.

The Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain

2022 Summer Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Rob MacSwain is the Associate Professor of Theology at the seminary at The University of the South, in Sewanee, TN. For a number of years, Dr. MacSwain has been researching how the lives of holy people serve as evidence of God’s existence.

Dr. MacSwain is no stranger to North Carolina, having been ordained as a priest of the Church in the eastern part of the state in 2002. He holds masters degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He completed his Ph.D. at The University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2010. He has authored and edited several works including his book Solved by Sacrifice: Austin Farrer, Fideism, and the Evidence of Faith (2013). While in Flat Rock, he intends to relax in the mountains of Western North Carolina and he hopes to find time to continue working on his book to be titled The Saint is our Evidence.