Over the past months Dr Ben Myers has been giving a series of lectures in light of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation focused on a series of figures who exemplify some aspect of the Reformed intellectual life. For our next PEACEtalk Ben will be speaking to us on the work of renowned novelist, essayist and polymath Marilynne Robinson.
Here’s Ben speaking on another intellectual and artistic great, William Blake:
About the speaker:
Before coming to UTC, Ben was a research fellow in intellectual history at the University of Queensland. His teaching and research focus on systematic theology, but he also has wide interests in literature, political thought, and contemporary culture. He has been a fellow of the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, a visiting scholar at Fuller Seminary, and is an Honorary Research Advisor to the University of Queensland’s Centre for the History of European Discourses. Ben is a regular lay preacher and a leader of numerous seminars, workshops and retreats around the country. He is also a member of the Uniting Church’s national Working Group on Doctrine, and he discusses theology, books, and culture on his theology blog, Faith and Theology.
About PEACE: PEACEtalks is a monthly event hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!