My research explores theologies of humans as co-creators as a response to the prospect of enhancing human nature through technology. I examine several co-creation theologies in light of their underlying epistemologies, and investigate whether a greater recognition of the role of the imagination may offer a robust theological anthropology for engaging these questions of the human future.
Jason Goroncy (PhD, St Andrews) is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Whitley College, University of Divinity. His current research interests lie chiefly in the areas of Christian doctrine, theological anthropology, death, theological aesthetics, and the work of the Scottish theologian P. T. Forsyth.
“Fantastic Theological Anthropology: Milton, Gaiman, and the Anabaptists,” Center for Mennonite Writing, vol. 8, no. 3 (2016).
“‘Another Way’: Modernist Artists, Media, and the Desire for Spiritual Community,” in Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age, Bloomsbury 2015 http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/practical-spiritualities-in-a-media-age-9781474223164
“Claiming God’s Story as My Own,” in Wrestling with the Text: Young Adult Perspectives on Scriptures, ed. Keith Graber Miller and Malinda Elizabeth Berry (Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2007).
“Theology Riding Story: Q and Anabaptist Historiography,” Conrad Grebel Review, Spring 2006.
“Gamaliel’s God: Christians, Jews, and Faith Today,” The Mennonite (May 17, 2008).
“Spider-Man and the Myth of Redemptive Violence,” The Mennonite Web Exclusive (May 15, 2007)
“A Spork in the Road,” The Mennonite (November 16, 2004).
Book Review of Andrew Byer…
Jeremy Garber is the Team Lead of the Academic Advising Center and an Adjunct Instructor in Theology at the Iliff School of Theology. He is a graduate of the Ph.D. Religious Studies program in Theology, Philosophy, and Cultural Theory at the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology. Jeremy received his M.Div. from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Indiana, concentrating in theology and ethics. Dr. Garber’s dissertation was titled “‘Another Way’: The Pneumatology of Deleuzean Minoritarian Communal Interpretation in Scripture, the 16th Century Radical Reformation, and Alternative 21st century Anabaptist Community.” His primary research is on the idea of the Holy Spirit and the interpretation of popular culture in religious communities, using media theory and Deleuzean philosophy. Dr. Garber has published articles on the perception of Anabaptism in contemporary literature, the authority of Scripture in young adults, and theology in popular culture. He has also taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in constructive theology, philosophy of religion, religion and popular culture, ethics, and comparative religion. He and his daughter, Fiona, are members of First Mennonite Church in Denver.
I am currently David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where I teach and research in a number of areas relating to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Hebrew language and exegesis. My research focuses on the intersection of theology, ethics, and community identities, with a historical focus on the social and intellectual world of ancient Israel and a contemporary interest in the relevance of this work for twenty-first century ethics. I am especially interested in integrating insights from other disciplines, such as anthropology, refugee studies, and postcolonial theory, into biblical studies. This has led to monographs examining the intersection between creation theology and ethics in the conduct of war (War and Ethics), the social context of Deuteronomy’s distinctively Israelite ethics (The Making of Israel), and the relationship between oaths of loyalty to the Assyrian king and Deuteronomy’s emphasis on exclusive loyalty to God (Israel and the Assyrians), as well as a co-authored volume analysing scribal translation practice in the Iron Age (Translating Empire, with Jeremy M. Hutton). My current project incorporates trauma theory, social-scientific research on involuntary migration, and postcolonial theory to understand the consequences of the Babylonian exile on Israel and Judah, developing previous work on Israelite identity and theology and on the prophets. I also have interests in Genesis, the Psalms, and the prophets. My previous post was at the University of Nottingham (UK), where I directed the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology, bringing together biblical and historical scholars with systematic and philosophical theologians to address contemporary issues in theology and religious studies. I have held research fellowships at Keble College and St John’s College in Oxford and at Fitzwilliam College and Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge.
I have a PhD in Theology from Wycliffe College/University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. My main academic interests are at the intersection of patristic exegesis and theology, sacramentology, and modern systematic theology. My revised dissertation is published by Lexington Books/Fortress Academic; in it, I work on recovering the significance of the sacraments for the way Protestants “do” theology, arguing for an interdependence of the sacraments, Scripture, Christology, and ecclesiology.
Taylor R. Genovese is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at Arizona State University, where he draws on his background in sociocultural anthropology, political theory, and religious studies in order to pursue his interest in the social imaginaries of human immortality and resurrection on Earth and in outer space. His dissertation research examines the elective affinities between the techno-theology of Russian Cosmism and the constructed secularity of Silicon Valley transhumanist movements with regard to matters of technology, immortality, and engagements with eschatological utopias. In particular, he is investigating not only the overlaps and continuities between these two trans-temporal communities, but also the equally striking disjunctions and distortions between their ethos and political economies. Ultimately, he’s interested in the ways in which utopian ideas rooted in human solidarity and care get transmuted into the egocentric dreams of the wealthy.
6. “Responding to N. T. Wright’s Rejection of the Soul” Heythrop Journal, forthcoming, DOI: 10.1111/heyj.12341
7. “What Does it Mean to Be a Bodily Soul?” With C. Stephen Evans. Philosophia Christi 17 (2) (2015): 315-330.
8. “Eternal Life as Knowledge of God: An Epistemology of Knowledge by Acquaintance and Spiritual Formation” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 6 (2) (2013): 204-228.
Invited Book Reviews
1. “The Soul of Theological Anthropology” Religious Studies Review (forthcoming, 2017).
2. “Contemporary Philosophical Theology” Religious Studies Review 42 (4) (2016): 275.
3. “The Routledge Companion to Theological Anthropology” Religious Studies Review 42 (4) (2016): 272….
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Is There Any Historical Support for Spiritual Baptism? Comparing and Analyzing the Theological Views of Cappadocian Fathers and the Pentecostals on Spiritual Baptism
Resonance – a Theological Journal, Sep 1, 2018
A Perspective of Christianity on Civil Disobedience: A Study of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central and the Umbrella Movement
Resonance – A Theological Journal, Jun 1, 2018
Book Review of T&T Clark Reader in Theological Anthropology edited by Marc Cortez and Michael P. Jensen
Expository Times, Mar 4, 2020
Book Review of Moral Vision: Seeing the World with Love and Justice by David Matzko McCarthy & James M. Donohue CR
Expository Times, Jan 27, 2020
Book Review of Locke, Liberal Theory & American Political Theology by John Perry
Expository Times, Jun 24, 2019
Book Review of Food and Faith by Norman Wirzba
University of Edinburgh Jou…
I grew up in Hong Kong as a Canadian and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts (Honours) in English Language. In an unexpected turn of events, I became a FCCA (Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountant). Life led me to Vancouver, B.C., where I graduated from Regent College with a Master of Divinity. I am now completing my Doctor of Philosophy (Divinity) at the University of St. Andrews, under the supervision of Dr John Perry and Professor Mario Aguilar in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics.
I am a master’s student in the Philosophy department of the University of Arkansas. My current research focuses on the semantics/pragmatics divide and other issues in the philosophy of language (including contextualism, deixis, and the meaning of gestures). I am also a graduate candidate in the Office of Sustainability’s certificate program exploring the relationship between green business practices and animal ethics. Additional interests include embodiment’s implications for moral psychology, axiological grounding and its relationship to political ecology, various issues in the philosophy of religion (atheological arguments, philosophical eschatology, theological aesthetics), and Ancient Greek philosophy (specifically, Plato).
I am a scholar of religious history with a particular interest in the intersected histories of Christian missions, European imperialism, and the growth of Christianities in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries. I am intrigued by the religious and cultural exchanges between European missionaries and those who converted, with a focus upon the agency of African peoples. My first book, Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda, which is forthcoming with the University of Rochester Press, is a history of the East African (Balokole) Revival in Uganda from the early 1930s to the early 1960s. While the revival was a conversionary movement that proclaimed a Christian message of salvation, this project examines the ways in which salvation was not simply a personal, eternal aspiration for the Balokole, but rather a comprehensive way of life. This book will illuminate the many ways in which the revival created a new lifestyle for those who converted through its message, which had profound impacts upon revivalists’ understanding of themselves and how they ought to relate to their families, communities, societies, and nations.