Episode 141: Advent and Spiritual Authors: St. Teresa of Avila with Dr. Anthony Baker

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Episode 141: Advent and Spiritual Authors: St. Teresa of Avila with Dr. Anthony Baker
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Dr. Anthony D. Baker is the Clinton S. Quin Professor of Systematic Theology at Seminary of the Southwest. Dr. Baker received his doctorate from the University of Virginia. He primarily teaches classes in constructive theology. He is the author of two books: Shakespeare, Theology, and the Unstaged God (2019) and Diagonal Advance: Perfection in Christian Theology (2011). He is currently working on a an introduction to theology. Professor Baker is the theologian-in-residence at Saint Julian’s Episcopal Church in north Austin where he and his family worship.

In this episode, Dr. Baker gives us a historical context of social context of St. Teresa of Avila, and how this influenced her life and writings. He then explores what Teresa’s teachings on prayer tell us about the Advent season.

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