About

Jason Goroncy (PhD, St Andrews) is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Whitley College, University of Divinity, and an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Victoria and the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Prior to arriving at Whitley in 2015, he served as a pastor of Baptist and Uniting churches, as a lecturer at the Koh Lo Traw Theological College on the Thai-Burma border, as a lecturer and Dean of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership in New Zealand, as a primary and secondary school teacher, and as a rubber stamp maker. His current research interests lie chiefly in the areas of Christian doctrine, theological anthropology (with a particular focus on children, disability, and death), theological aesthetics, and the work of the Scottish theologian P. T. Forsyth.

Education

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

Monographs 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, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014. Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P .T. Forsyth. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013.   Research Articles, Book Chapters, and Poems ‘P. T. Forsyth’, Pages 499–503 in The T&T Clark Companion to Atonement. Edited by Adam J. Johnson. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. ‘Holiness in Victorian and Edwardian England: Some Ecclesial Patterns and Theological Requisitions’. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73, no. 4 (2017), doi: 10.4102/hts.v73i4.539. ‘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. ‘Between muddle and ambiguity’, The Christian Century, 5 February (2016). Online: http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2016-02/between-muddle-and-ambiguity. ‘Semper Reformanda as a Confession of Crisis’, Pages 43–73 in Always Being Reformed: Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Reformed Theology. Edited by David H. Jensen. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016. ‘Humanising the Public Commons: A Response to Simone Sinn’s “Religious Communities and Civil Society”’. In Religion and State: A Comparison between Christianity and Islam. Geneva: John Knox Press, 2016. ‘Assembly’, Grouch 4 (March 2015). Online: http://www.grouchpublishing.com/#!assembly-jason-goroncy-/coav. ‘Return’, Grouch 3 (December, 2014). Online: http://www.grouchpublishing.com/#!jason-goroncy-return-/c1nob ‘Called, Sent, Empowered: A Theology of Mission’, in PCANZ Global Mission – Why, Where, and How (Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014). ‘Contribution 7: Six (draft) propositions on marriage’, in Christian Perspectives on Marriage: A Discussion Document, ed. Bruce Hamill, et al. (Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014), 25–27. ‘Theology Matters’, Spanz 58 (Winter 2014), 16. ‘John Calvin: Servant of the Word’, Pages 13–40 in Calvin: The Man and the Legacy. Edited by Murray Rae, Peter Matheson and Brett Knowles. Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2014. ‘Introduction’, Pages 1–20 in ‘Tikkun Olam’ – To Mend the World: a confluence of theology and the arts. Edited by Jason A. Goroncy. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014. ‘Preaching sub specie crucis: An Introduction to the Preaching Ministry of P. T. Forsyth’, Pages 1–66 in Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth. Edited by Jason A. Goroncy. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013. ‘Foreword’, Pages 2–5 in Art That Tells the Story: a conversation guide. Edited by Christopher R. Brewer. Grand Rapids: Gospel through Shared Experience, 2013. ‘Mission and the Priesthood of the Christ’. The Other Journal (25 March, 2013). Online: http://theotherjournal.com/2013/03/25/mission-and-the-priesthood-of-the-christ. ‘Mission and the Priesthood of Christ’. Candour 7 (May 2013), 7–11. ‘“Tha mi a’ toirt fainear dur gearan”: J. McLeod Campbell and P. T. Forsyth on the Extent of Christ’s Vicarious Ministry’, Pages 253–86 in Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church. Edited by Myk Habets and Robert Grow. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2012. ‘Tui’. Otago Daily Times, 29 October 2012, 9. ‘The Final Sanity is Complete Sanctity: Universal Holiness in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (1848–1921)’, Pages 249–79 in “All Shall Be Well”: Explorations in Universalism and Christian Theology, from Origen to Moltmann. Edited by Gregory MacDonald. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011. ‘Church and Civil Society in the Reformed Tradition: An Old Relationship and a New Communion’. Reformed World 61, no. 3 (2011), 195–210. ‘The Homosexuality of William Stringfellow’. Journal for Public Theology, June (2010); [cited 14 June 2010]. Online: http://www.pubtheo.com/page.asp?PID=1556. ‘No Faith is an Island’. Spanz 44 (September 2010), 16. ‘Carrying’, in Notes on Mark’s Gospel: GCSE Religious Studies for Edexcel A – Unit 16 by Ina Taylor (ed. Holly Cole and Lee J. Taylor; Haddenham: Folens, 2010). ‘World Communion of Reformed Churches: A Report’. Candour 8 (September, 2010), 14–15. ‘John Calvin: Servant of the Word’. Candour 9 (October 2009), 15–23. ‘The Elusiveness, Loss, and Cruciality of Recovered Holiness: Some Biblical and Theological Observations’. International Journal of Systematic Theology 10, no. 2 (2008), 195–209. ‘“That God May Have Mercy Upon All”: A Review-Essay of Matthias Gockel’s Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election’. Journal of Reformed Theology 2, no. 2 (2008), 113–30. ‘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.   Reviews ‘A Review of The Quest for the Trinity: The Doctrine of God in Scripture, History and Modernity by Stephen R. Holmes’, Baptists on Mission Blog (2017). Online: https://www.buv.com.au/baptistonmission/book-reviews/thequestforthetrinity. ‘A Review of Ethics in the Presence of Christ, by Christopher R. J. Holmes’. Candour 7 (May 2013), 22–24. ‘A Review of Entering the New Theological Space: Blurred Encounters of Faith, Politics and Community, edited by John Reader and Christopher R. Baker’. International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 2 (2013), 213–14. ‘A Review of Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations, by Anthony B. Robinson’. International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 1 (2013), 121–23. ‘A Review of Barth’s Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery, by Dustin Resch’, The Journal of Theological Studies 64, no. 2 (2013), 818–23. ‘A Review of Hinterland Theology: A Stimulus to Theological Construction, by Alan P. F. Sell’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 1 (2014), 109–13. ‘A Review of John Calvin: Christian Humanist and Evangelical Reformer, by John W. de Gruchy’. Candour 12, (May 2014), 17. ‘A Review of Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, by Catherine Keller’. Candour 15 (November, 2014), 14–15. ‘A Review of Dementia: Living in the Memories of God, by John Swinton’. International Journal of Public Theology 8, no. 4 (2014), 497–98. ‘A Review of Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations, by Anthony B. Robinson’. Baptist Union of Victoria Blog, 24 May (2016). Online: http://www.buv.com.au/buvblog/entry/changing-the-conversation ‘A Review of The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History, by Stephen R. Holmes’. Baptist Union of Victoria Blog, 21 April (2016). Online: http://www.buv.com.au/buvblog/entry/the-wondrous-cross-atonement-and-penal-substitution-in-the-bible-and-history ‘A Review of Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord’s Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom, by Chris E. W. Green’. Colloquium 48, no. 2 (2016), 225–29. ‘A Review of The Theodicy of Peter Taylor Forsyth: A “Crucial” Justification of the Ways of God to Man, by Theng Huat Leow’, Colloquium 48, no. 1 (2016), 97–99. ‘A Review of Barth, by Eberhard Busch’, European Journal of Theology 21, no. 1 (2012), 78–79. ‘“Heroes of the church” stories – great for young readers: A Review of three books by Simonetta Carr – John Calvin, Athanasius and Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata’, in Candour (May 2012), 21–22. ‘A Review of The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom, by Tripp York’, Religious Studies Review 37, no. 1 (2011), 40. ‘A Review of Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth, by David Gibson’. The Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 1 (2011), 415–19. ‘A Review of Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, by Myk Habets’, Colloquium 43, no. 1 (2011), 109–13. ‘A Review of Incarnation Anyway: Arguments from Supralapsarian Christology, by Edwin Christian Van Driel’. The Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 2 (2010): 887–90. ‘A Review of Jürgen Moltmann’s Ethics of Hope, by Timothy Harvie’. Studies in Christian Ethics 24, no. 3 (2011), 391–94. ‘A Review of SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine, by Mike Higton’. International Journal of Systematic Theology 12, no. 1 (2010), 100–03. ‘A Review of Transformation of the Self in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, by Jacqueline Mariña’. The Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 1 (2010), 434–39. ‘A Review of Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition, by John E. Wilson’. Religious Studies Review 36, no. 2 (2010), 136. ‘A Review of Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, by Myk Habets’, in Religious Studies Review 36, no. 4 (2010), 277. ‘A Review of Intimate Horizons: The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature, by Bill Ashcroft, Frances Devlin-Glass and Lyn McCredden’. Colloquium 42, no. 2 (2010), 271–74. ‘A Review of The Double Rainbow: James K. Baxter, Ngāti Hau and the Jerusalem Commune, by John Newton’. Candour 7 (August 2009), 20–21. ‘A Review of Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A Systematic-Theological Comparison, by Matthias Gockel’. The Journal of Theological Studies 59, no. 1 (2008), 415–19. ‘A Review of Jesus: A Question of Identity, by J. Leslie Houlden’. European Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (2008), 189–90. ‘A Review of Jesus: A Question of Identity, by J. Leslie Houlden’. Religious Studies Review 34, no. 1 (2008), 38. ‘A Review of Ecumenical and Eclectic: The Unity of the Church in the Contemporary World: Essays in Honour of Alan P. F. Sell, edited by Anna M. Robbins’. Friends of the Congregational Library 3, no. 1–2 (2008), 6–7. ‘A Review of Nonconformist Theology in the Twentieth Century, by Alan P. F. Sell’. European Journal of Theology 17, no. 1 (2008), 91–93. ‘A Review of On Being the Church of Jesus Christ in Tumultuous Times, by Joe R. Jones’. Religious Studies Review 34, no. 1 (2008), 38–39. ‘A Review of The Barth Lectures, by Colin E. Gunton’. Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 26, no. 1 (2008), 116–18. ‘A Review of An Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the Incarnate Saviour, edited by Gerrit Scott Dawson’, Princeton Theological Review 14/2 (Fall 2008), 122–26. ‘A Review of Invitation To Dogmatic Theology: A Canonical Approach, by Paul C. McGlasson’. Religious Studies Review 33, no. 1 (2007), 47. ‘A Review of Justification in Perspective, edited by Bruce McCormack’. Religious Studies Review 33, no. 2 (2007), 130.

Projects

P. T. Forsyth: Life and Thought (monograph) ‘The Roots that Clutch’: Conversations on Death in the Western Tradition (monograph) Inexplicable Evil, Tragic God (monograph) ‘P. T. Forsyth’. In The T&T Clark Companion to Atonement. Edited by Adam J. Johnson. London: Bloomsbury. ‘Sanctification’. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth. Edited by George Hunsinger and Keith L. Johnson. Chichester: Blackwell.  

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