Benjamin Myers

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Benjamin Myers (born 14 May 1978) is an Australian theologian who is the Director of the Millis Institute, in Brisbane, and a research fellow of the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. From 2009 to 2017 Ben was a lecturer at United Theological College within the School of Theology of Charles Sturt University. Prior to taking up a post at CSU, Myers was a researcher at the University of Queensland's Centre for the History of European Discourses. He is also a member of Princeton University's Center for Theological Inquiry.

Myers specializes in systematic theology, English literature, and the history of ideas. He has published a major book on John Milton's theology,[1] as well as numerous articles on Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, T. F. Torrance, and other contemporary theologians. His most recent project is a monograph exploring the thought of the previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.[2][3] Myers is also widely known for being a pioneer in the Biblioblog movement. His blog, Faith & Theology,[4] attracts a wide international audience. He is an occasional contributor to the ABC Religion and Ethics programming.[5][6]

Myers currently resides in Brisbane.

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Milton's Theology of Freedom Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2006. ISBN 978-3-11-018938-4
  • Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams New York: T&T Clark, 2012. ISBN 978-0-567-59971-1
  • Salvation in My Pocket: Fragments of Faith and Theology Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-60899-757-2
  • The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018 ISBN 978-1-68359-088-0

Selected articles[edit]

  • "Predestination and Freedom in Milton’s Paradise Lost," in Scottish Journal of Theology 59:1 (2006), 64-80.
  • "Prevenient Grace and Conversion in Paradise Lost," in Milton Quarterly 40:1 (2006), 22-39.
  • "The Difference Totality Makes: Reconsidering Pannenberg’s Eschatological Ontology," in Neue Zeitschrift für systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 49:2 (2007), 141-55.
  • "Karl Barth as Historian: Historical Method in the Göttingen Lectures on Calvin, Zwingli and Schleiermacher," in Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie 23:1 (2007), 96-109.
  • "Milton and the Theology of Secular Politics," in The Turnbull Library Record 41 (2008), 37-49.
  • "'Following the Way Which Is Called Heresy': Milton and the Heretical Imperative," in Journal of the History of Ideas 69:3 (2008), 375-93
  • "Dialectical Critical Realism in Science and Theology: Quantum Physics and Karl Barth," in Science and Christian Belief 20:1 (2008), 49-66.
  • "Faith as Self-Understanding: Towards a Post-Barthian Appreciation of Rudolf Bultmann," in International Journal of Systematic Theology 10:1 (2008), 21-35.
  • "The Stratification of Knowledge in the Thought of T. F. Torrance," in Scottish Journal of Theology 61:1 (2008), 1-15.
  • "The Impossibility of the Secular: Double Prevenience in Karl Barth's Ethics of Reconciliation," in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 27:1 (2009), 88-99.

Chapters in edited volumes[edit]

  • "Disruptive History: Rowan Williams on Heresy and Orthodoxy," in On Rowan Williams: Critical Essays, ed. Matheson Russell (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2009), 47-67. ISBN 978-1-55635-973-6
  • "From Faithfulness to Faith in the Theology of Karl Barth," in The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies, ed. Michael F. Bird and Preston M. Sprinkle (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2009), 291-308. ISBN 978-1-59856-429-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woods, Susanne. "Milton's Theology of Freedom - By Benjamin Myers". Milton Quarterly. 43: 57–58. doi:10.1111/j.1094-348X.2009.00210_1.x.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  3. ^ Volpe, Medi Ann. "Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams by Benjamin Myers (London: T&T Clark, 2012), x + 130 pp". Modern Theology. 29: 398–400. doi:10.1111/moth.12049.
  4. ^ http://www.faith-theology.com/
  5. ^ ABC Religion and Ethics
  6. ^ Benjamin Myers, (13 Aug 2013), Reflected glory: Imitation, biography and moral formation in early Christianity, ABC Religion and Ethics, Benjamin Myers, (30 Oct 2015), Love Your Neighbour: Why Tony Abbott is (partly) Right and his Critics are (partly) Wrong, ABC Religion and Ethics

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