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Laidlaw Lecture – March 7

 

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The event is free, but registration is required. Register by completing the short form at the bottom of this page.

Live streaming also available during the event. After registering (bottom of page), click here for the live stream. Live stream participants may ask questions of Dr. Sebastian Kim by emailing dongha.kim@utoronto.ca.

 

The Robert Laidlaw Memorial Lecture series presents:

Public Theology and Social Justice

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 1:30pm

 

A lecture by Sebastian Chang Hwan Kim, Executive Director of the Korean Studies Centre, Professor of Theology and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Public Theology.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer time with Dr. Kim and a panel discussion; Prof. Charles Fensham (Knox College) will chair the panel, and Prof. Rebekah Smick (Institute for Christian Studies), Prof. Natalie Wigg-Stevenson (Emmanuel College), and Prof. Nam Soon Song (Knox College) will respond.

Join us for a fascinating presentation on public theology as a critical, reflective, and reasoned engagement of theology with academy, church, and society — for the sake of justice for the marginalized in our society.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register by completing the short form below. Can’t attend in person? Watch the live stream! Live stream participants may ask questions of Dr. Sebastian Kim by emailing dongha.kim@utoronto.ca.

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Dr. Sebastian Kim is Professor of Theology and Public Life and the Executive Director of Korean Studies Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. He held the Chair in Theology and Public Life at York St John University, UK, for 12 years. He has authored Theology in the Public Sphere (SCM, 2011), In Search of Identity: Debates on Religious Conversion in India (OUP, 2005), and co-authored A History of Korean Christianity (CUP, 2015) and Christianity as a World Religion (2nd edition, Bloomsbury, 2016). He has also edited 15 books, including A Companion to Public Theology (Brill, 2017), Cosmopolitanism, Religion, and the Public Sphere (Routledge, 2014); and Christian Theology in Asia (CUP, 2008). Kim is a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, and former Editor of the International Journal of Public Theology. Learn more about Dr. Kim on the Fuller Seminary website.

On Tuesday, March 6, Dr. Kim will speak at Community Worship at Knox College at 4:15 p.m. Also on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Dr. Kim will speak in Korean on ‘A History of Korean Christianity: an integrated perspective’ (한국 기독교 역사: 통합적 접근) at an event geared specifically for Korean pastors. Contact the Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim, interim director of Academic Programs, for more information about these events.

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