St John’s Visiting Scholar in Religion
The St John’s Visiting Scholar programme is a partnership between Victoria University of Wellington and St John’s in the City Presbyterian Church in Wellington.
The aim of the programme is to bring distinguished scholars of religion to New Zealand, to share their scholarship with the local academy in conversation with the broader public.
2020 St John's Scholar - Pádraig Ó Tuama
The St John’s Visiting Scholar for 2020 was the acclaimed poet, theologian and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama. Pádraig delivered two public lectures on the theme Stories of Trouble and Peace:
Pádraig was also interviewed by Kim Hill on RNZ's Saturday Morning programme.
Professor David Maxwell, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge
World Christianity: Conceptualising Local and Universal Expressions of the Christian Faith
Professor Emerita Gillian Clark, University of Bristol
Professor David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University
Christian Memory and Witness in a Time of Violence:
Christian Witness in Public Life: What Value Does it Add?
Professor Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of the Universities of St Andrew's and Cambridge
The Evidence for Jesus: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony
Professor William Cavanaugh, Professor of Theology, DePaul University Chicago
Migration of the Holy: Questioning the Myths of the Secular Age: