What’s the Story? Theological Anthropology and Epic, Comedy, and Tragedy
2020 SCD Annual Lecture
Dr Michael P. Jensen
Rector of St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point.
Honorary Research Associate, Sydney College of Divinity.
The SCD Annual Lecture opens up with Dr Jensen’s most recent research which explores what story – and in what kind of story – one is caught up: comedy or tragedy, to name but two examples. Christian theology maintains that we are caught up in gospel: the story of God’s self-communication to a lost world. In his lecture Dr Jensen presents the gospel not only as a great, indeed unique, literary genre but as an existential game-changer for the ages.
The lecture is accompanied by the launch of Michael’s new book, Theological Anthropologies and the Great Literary Genres: Understanding the Human Story (Lanham: Fortress, 2019). The book will be launched by Dr Xavier Lakshmanan, Lecturer in Theology at the Australian College of Christian Studies and author of a Peter Lang book on the theological thought of Ricoeur.
For the Zoom link, email your RSVP by Monday 19 October to [email protected].