Douglas Harink – Resurrecting Justice
Episode: In this episode, Chris Tilling chats with Prof. Douglas Harink about his new book, Resurrecting Justice: Reading Romans for the Life of the World (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2020). The book presents a complete reading of Romans in light of the justice revealed in the gospel. So Harink’s book covers a lot of hotly debated ground relating to definitions of the “good news”, the Holy Trinity, justification, politics, the role of law, the nature of faith and much more besides. This discussion was particularly rich, then, and only begins to skim the surface of the issues discussed in the book.
Guest: Prof. Emeritus Douglas Harink has been a faculty member at The King’s University for nearly three decades. In the past he served as charter member and president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association and president of the Canadian Theological Society. Currently, Douglas is active internationally in the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), regularly presenting papers and planning panels and sessions. With Philip Ziegler (Aberdeen University) he co-founded and co-chairs the group, Explorations in Theology and Apocalyptic, which meets annually at AAR. He also currently co-chairs the Pauline Theology Section of SBL. He is regularly invited to speak in churches, academic conferences and other public settings, recently as key-note speaker for the 100th birthday celebration of Hungarian NT scholar, Prof. Sarkadi Nagy Pal, at the Karoli Gaspar Reformatus Egyetem (Reformed theological college), Budapest, Hungary (October 2017). In his scholarly work, Douglas has worked extensively at the intersection of Pauline studies and contemporary theology and philosophy. He continues to work in this area and others. In addition to Resurrecting Justice: Reading Romans for the Life of the World (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2020), Harink is the author of numerous important essays and 1 & 2 Peter. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2009); Paul Among the Postliberals: Pauline Theology beyond Christendom and Modernity (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003); and a co-editor (with Joshua B. Davis) and contributor in Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2012); and Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision: Critical Engagements with Agamben, Badiou, Žižek and Others (Theopolitical Visions 7; Eugene: Cascade Books, 2010).
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