Jason Goroncy (PhD, St Andrews) is a theologian and historian who teaches and serves as Dean of Studies at the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership in Dunedin. He is also a member of the Theology Network for the General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches wherein he chairs the ‘Church and Society’ working group.
Among his many affections – not all of which are fully appreciated by his partner and their three begats – are cooking (especially Indian and Sri Lankan dishes), reading, visual arts, bushwalking, whisky, folk music, ornithology, and fishing (with a strong preference for fly fishing, on the basis of the undisputed fact that ‘all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen’ (Norman Maclean)). He cheers for the Chelsea Football Club, the Western Bulldogs, the Sri Lankan Cricket Team, and the Boston Red Sox, and he believes in the superiority of old-fashioned shaving cream, leather shoes, cotton shirts, and loose-leaf tea. He has a strong preference for home-roasted coffee beans, and for second-hand clothing (e.g., his favourite pair of pyjamas once belonged to a ‘Mr Ron Baker’). His golf game was much improved after reading John Updike’s essays ‘Walking Insomnia’ and ‘Lost Balls’.
His current research interests lie chiefly in the areas of Christian doctrine, theological anthropology (particularly around theologies of childhood, disability and death), theological aesthetics, and P. T. Forsyth.
In addition to various journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, Jason is also the author of Hallowed be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (T&T Clark, 2013), and has edited Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth (Pickwick Publications, 2013), and Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts (Pickwick Publications, 2014).
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