We’re pleased to announce the second public lecture hosted by the Ancestral Time project by Sigurd Bergmann (Professor of Religious Studies at Norwegian University of Science and Technology): “The Legacy of Trinitarian Cosmology in the Anthropocene: Transcontextualising late antiquity theology for late modernity.” The lecture will be held in the Martin Hall at New College (1 Mound Place, EH1 2LX) on Thursday 6 Mar, from 17:00-18:30.
If our perception and concept of nature changes, there are knock-on affects for our conceptions of the image of God and our expressions of belief. Conversely, it is becoming increasingly evident that climate change changes our ways of conceiving religion, and this insight pushes us to ask what change religion can make to climatic and environmental change. Theologically formulated in the frame of contextual theology: if God is the Creator of all between heaven and earth and the Spirit is the giver of life and the world to come, where does the Trinitarian Spirit take place in global and environmental change today? What can we learn from Cappadocian theologian Gregory of Nazianzus in this regard?