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.


2010, PhD., University of St Andrews, Scotland

1999, ADipMin., Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia

1997, BTheol., Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia

1993, B. Ed., University of Melbourne, Australia

Other Publications


Hallowed be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth. London/New York: T&T Clark, 2013.


Edited Books

Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014.

Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P .T. Forsyth. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2013.


Research Articles, Book Chapters, and Poems

‘Creation, God, and the Coronavirus’. Theology 123, no. 5 (2020), 346–52, with Mark G. Brett.

‘Race and Christianity in Australia’. Post-Christendom Studies 4 (2019–2020), 25–74.

‘Christ’s Body, the Church’s Supper, and the Real Presence in Social Distance’. Stimulus 27, no. 1 (2020): e1–e5.

‘Sanctification’. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, edited by George Hunsinger and Keith L. Johnson, 303–16. Chichester: Blackwell, 2020.

‘On the Gifts of Street Art’. Zadok 146, Summer (2019), 13–15.

‘Theologies of the Cross: James Denney and P. T. Forsyth’. In History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Late-Twentieth Century, edited by David Fergusson and Mark W. Elliott, 35–50. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

‘“A Pretty Decent Sort of Bloke”: Towards the Quest for an Australian Jesus’. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75, no. 4 (2019), e1–e10.

‘Dying Without a Script: Some Theological Reflections on Voluntary Assisted Dying’. Colloquium 51, no. 1 (2019), 25–39.

‘Reformation and Secularity’. Journal of Reformed Theology 12, no. 1 (2018), 3–21.

‘P. T. Forsyth’. In The T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, edited by Adam J. Johnson, 499–503. London: T&T Clark, 2017.

‘Holiness in Victorian and Edwardian England: Some Ecclesial Patterns and Theological Requisitions’. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73, no. 4 (2017), e1–e10.

‘Habits as Signs: Some Reflections on the Ethical Shape of Christian Community’. International Journal of Practical Theology 21, no. 1 (2017), 27–41.

‘Ethnicity, Social Identity, and the Transposable Body of Christ’. Mission Studies 34, no. 2 (2017), 220–45.

‘Euthanasia: Some Theological Considerations for Living Responsibly’. Pacifica 29, no. 3 (2016), 221–43.

‘The Catholicity of Time in the Work of George Mackay Brown’. Pacifica 29, no. 1 (2016), 22–44.

Semper Reformanda as a Confession of Crisis’. In Always Being Reformed: Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Reformed Theology, edited by David H. Jensen, 43–73. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2016.

‘Assembly’, Grouch 4 (March 2015).

‘Return’, Grouch 3 (December, 2014).

‘Called, Sent, Empowered: A Theology of Mission’. In PCANZ Global Mission – Why, Where, and How, np. Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014.

Contributor to Christian Perspectives on Marriage: A Discussion Document, edited by Bruce Hamill, et al. Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014.

‘John Calvin: Servant of the Word’. In Calvin: The Man and the Legacy, edited by Murray Rae, Peter Matheson and Brett Knowles, 13–40. Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2014.

‘Introduction’. In Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts, edited by Jason A. Goroncy, 1–20. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014.

‘Preaching sub specie crucis: An Introduction to the Preaching Ministry of P.T. Forsyth’. In Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P.T. Forsyth, edited by Jason A. Goroncy, 1–66. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2013.

‘Foreword’. In Art That Tells the Story: A Conversation Guide, edited by Christopher R. Brewer, 2–5. Grand Rapids: Gospel through Shared Experience, 2013.

‘Mission and the Priesthood of Christ’. Candour 7 (May 2013), 7–11.

‘Mission and the Priesthood of the Christ’. The Other Journal (25 March, 2013).

‘“Tha mi a’ toirt fainear dur gearan”: J. McLeod Campbell and P.T. Forsyth on the Extent of Christ’s Vicarious Ministry’. In Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church, edited by Myk Habets and Robert Grow, 253–86. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2012.

‘Tui’. Otago Daily Times, 29 October 2012, 9.

‘Church and Civil Society in the Reformed Tradition: An Old Relationship and a New Communion’. Reformed World 61, no. 3 (2011), 195–210.

‘The Final Sanity is Complete Sanctity: Universal Holiness in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (1848–1921)’. In “All Shall Be Well”: Explorations in Universalism and Christian Theology, from Origen to Moltmann, edited by Gregory MacDonald, 249–79. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011.

‘Carrying’. In Notes on Mark’s Gospel: GCSE Religious Studies for Edexcel A – Unit 16 by Ina Taylor, edited by Holly Cole and Lee J. Taylor, np. Haddenham: Folens, 2010.

‘The Homosexuality of William Stringfellow’. Journal for Public Theology, June (2010).

‘The Elusiveness, Loss, and Cruciality of Recovered Holiness: Some Biblical and Theological Observations’. International Journal of Systematic Theology 10, no. 2 (2008), 195–209.

‘Fighting Troll-Demons in Vaults of the Mind and Heart – Art, Tragedy and Sacramentality: Some Observations from Ibsen, Forsyth and Dostoevsky’. Princeton Theological Review 13, no. 1 (2007), 61–85.

‘Lesson and the Arts: Dies Irae, John Donne and Luke 7:36–8:3’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007), 27–28.

‘Lesson and the Arts: Dylan Thomas and Luke 7:11–17’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007), 19–20.

‘Lesson and the Arts: Mark Tansey, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Matryoshka Dolls and Galatians 3:23–29’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007), 36–37.

‘Lesson and the Arts: Pablo Picasso and Romans 5:1–5’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007), 10–11.

‘Bitter Tonic for our Time – Why the Church Needs the World: Peter Taylor Forsyth on Henrik Ibsen’. European Journal of Theology 15, no. 2 (2006), 105–18.

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