The SCD Theology Research Network (TRN), a network within the discipline area of Theology, was initiated in 2020 to promote theological research within the Sydney College of Divinity. It draws together scholars from the diverse theological disciplines (systematics/doctrine, patristic, biblical theology, ethics, liturgy), and provides a forum and focus for theological research.
TRN commenced with the 2020-2021 seminar series on Theologising in the Shadow of a Pandemic. Below are the first draft of the papers presented in the series. The seminars will culminate in the first TRN conference to be held on 18 – 19 February, 2022.
Dr Michael Jensen
The paper by Dr Jensen investigates who may know the divine touch, and live, with the assistance of Jacques Derrida and Katherine Sonderegger.
Assoc Prof Doru Costache
The paper by Assoc Prof Costache considers several witnesses of the ancient Christian wisdom, seeking clues for a realistic appraisal of the natural world.
Dr Janice McRandal
The paper by Dr McRandal moves towards an account of apocalyptic as the end of history, and posits a political theology beyond the apocalypse, a theology for after the ends of such worlds.
Dr Sarah Bachelard
The paper by Dr Bachelard explores from a Christian perspective what the contribution might be in the literature of 'recovery' from COVID19.
Dr Rocio Figueroa
The paper by Dr Figueroa addresses the 2020 Pandemic as a sign of our times, using the lens of Latin American theology.
Prof Neil Ormerod
The paper by Prof Ormerod argues that our view of providence is inseparable from our basic trust in God, and explores what role COVID will have in human history.
Assoc Prof Ben Myers
The paper by Assoc Prof Myers explores a Christian understanding of the uses of suffering through a close reading of George Herbert’s poems of affliction.