God Talk in the Face of Suffering

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 5:45pm

St. George’s Tron Church, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2JX

God Talk in the Face of Suffering

How should we talk of God in a world full of suffering? German theologian Johann Baptist Metz advocated “speech about God as a cry for the salvation of others, those who suffer unjustly, the victims and vanquished in our society”. Drawing upon studies of Metz’s theology this paper will consider speech about God in the face of suffering as such a cry. In exploring this cry a critique of traditional theodicies of Hans Jonas and Jürgen Moltmann will be offered.

Brodie McGregor photoThis paper will be given by Brodie McGregor, recently appointed as Academic Dean at the Scottish School of Christian Mission. Brodie gained a PhD in Political Theology from the University of Edinburgh, and his research interests lie at the intersection of, and interplay between, political theology, Christina doctrine, ecclesiology, missiology and spiritual formation.

COST: £5 (to cover venue hire & refreshments. We are not selling tickets, just pay at the event, but it would be good to know if you’re coming).

This seminar is part of a series of ‘Agora papers’, academic level papers covering a variety of theological topics designed to stimulate thinking and discussion in a ’round-table’ format.