The Word After Babel—Writing Theology Here and Now

Sewanee, TN (and online)
Sept. 28 @ 9:00 a.m.
Event Title
Dr. Mark Jordan to hold lectures series: The Word After Babel—Writing Theology Here and Now
When does it start?
09/28/2022 @ 9:00 a.m.
Event Host and/or Location
Live-Streamed Lecture, School of Theology, University of the South
What kind of event is it?
Online Course
Event Details

Mark Jordan 2014 portraits outside Andover Hall

On Wed., Sept. 28 the School of Theology at the University of the South welcomes guest lecturer Dr. Mark Jordan of Harvard Divinity School. His series entitled The Word After Babel—Writing Theology Here and Now will be held in Guerry Auditorium on the campus of the University of the South. The lectures are free and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend on campus or to register for the live-streamed webinar. The lecture times and titles are as follows:

The Word after Babel—Writing Theology Here and Now

9:00 a.m.: Theological Style and Beauty’s Revolutions

1:00 p.m.: Theological Prophecy and the Risk of Slogans

3:00 p.m.: Theological Silences or the Smallness of Writing

In this three-part lecture series Jordan will make plain the basic questions about how to write Christian theology. “On the one hand, it shouldn’t be reduced to just another word-product, turned out against a strict deadline. On the other hand, it shouldn’t be raised up into unattainable remoteness, restricted to geniuses and Saints,” explains Jordan about the perceived styles of theological writing. In the lectures Jordan will answer the question: “What kinds of writing are possible between these two misconceptions?” Using half a dozen recent examples, Jordan will explore theological writing that “brings the divine otherness of theological writing within our reach.”

Mark Jordan is a scholar of Christian theology, European philosophy, and gender studies. At Harvard Divinity School, where he is Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Research Professor of Divinity, he taught courses on the Western traditions of Christian soul-shaping, the relations of religion to art or literature, and the prospects for sexual ethics. Dr. Jordan will guide us through the ways in which the Anglican and Episcopal tradition shapes our common language, and our understanding of God.

Contact name
Vicki Borchers