About

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.

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: T&T Clark, 2013 (320pp).


 
Edited Works


  • T&T Clark Handbook of the Doctrine of Creation. London: Bloomsbury, 2022. Under contract.

  • Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2021. Under contract.

  • Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts. Eugene: Pickwick, 2014 (232pp).

  • Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth. Eugene: Pickwick, 2013 (396pp).


 
Research Articles


  • ‘The Powers of Death: Recognition, Resistance, Resurrection’. Jurnal Jaffray 19, no. 1 (2021): 1–26.

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

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

  • ‘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. Online: https://hail.to/laidlaw-college/publication/Y6IeSLx/article/kxtnZnQ.

  • ‘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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5545.

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

  • ‘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. DOI:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4539.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘Contribution 7: Six (draft) propositions on marriage’. In Christian Perspectives on Marriage: A Discussion Document, edited by Bruce Hamill, et al., 25–27. 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.

  • ‘“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.

  • ‘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.

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

  • ‘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 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.

  • ‘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.


 
Popular Writings, Media Articles, and Poetry


 
Select Reviews 


  • Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord’s Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom, by Chris E. W. Green’. Colloquium 48, no. 2 (2016): 225–29.

  • 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.

  • Hinterland Theology: A Stimulus to Theological Construction, by Alan P. F. Sell’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 1 (2014): 109–13.

  • Dementia: Living in the Memories of God, by John Swinton’. International Journal of Public Theology 8, no. 4 (2014): 497–98.

  • 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.

  • Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations, by Anthony B. Robinson’. International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 1 (2013): 121–23.

  • 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.

  • Barth, by Eberhard Busch’, European Journal of Theology 21, no. 1 (2012): 78–79.

  • The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom, by Tripp York’, Religious Studies Review 37, no. 1 (2011): 40.

  • 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.

  • Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, by Myk Habets’, Colloquium 43, no. 1 (2011): 109–13.

  • Jürgen Moltmann’s Ethics of Hope, by Timothy Harvie’. Studies in Christian Ethics 24, no. 3 (2011): 391–94.

  • Incarnation Anyway: Arguments from Supralapsarian Christology, by Edwin Christian Van Driel’. The Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 2 (2010): 887–90.

  • SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine, by Mike Higton’. International Journal of Systematic Theology 12, no. 1 (2010): 100–03.

  • Transformation of the Self in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, by Jacqueline Mariña’. The Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 1 (2010): 434–39.

  • Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition, by John E. Wilson’. Religious Studies Review 36, no. 2 (2010): 136.

  • Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, by Myk Habets’, in Religious Studies Review 36, no. 4 (2010): 277.

  • Intimate Horizons: The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature, by Bill Ashcroft, Frances Delin-Glass, and Lyn McCredden’. Colloquium 42, no. 2 (2010): 271–74.

  • 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.

  • Jesus: A Question of Identity, by J. Leslie Houlden’. European Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (2008): 189–90.

  • Jesus: A Question of Identity, by J. Leslie Houlden’. Religious Studies Review 34, no. 1 (2008): 38.

  • 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.

  • Nonconformist Theology in the Twentieth Century, by Alan P. F. Sell’. European Journal of Theology 17, no. 1 (2008): 91–93.

  • On Being the Church of Jesus Christ in Tumultuous Times, by Joe R. Jones’. Religious Studies Review 34, no. 1 (2008): 38–39.

  • The Barth Lectures, by Colin E. Gunton’. Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 26, no. 1 (2008): 116–18.

  • An Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the Incarnate Saviour, edited by Gerrit Scott Dawson’, Princeton Theological Review 14/2 (Fall 2008): 122–26.

  • Invitation to Dogmatic Theology: A Canonical Approach, by Paul C. McGlasson’. Religious Studies Review 33, no. 1 (2007): 47.

  • Justification in Perspective, edited by Bruce McCormack’. Religious Studies Review 33, no. 2 (2007): 130.

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