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Theology of the Person: Personhood and Race

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022 at 12:00PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Regent College's Centre for Humanity and the Common Good presents an eight-part lecture series on the Theology of the Person. This lecture series recovers the all-important concept of the "Person" for a theological engagement of contemporary culture.

Join us on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 for the fifth lecture titled "Personhood and Race" with Dr. Elizabeth Sung.

This lecture will be available online. Information about an in-person component for the public will be available closer to March 2, 2022.


Lecture Title: Personhood and Race
Speaker: Elizabeth Sung
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 12 pm–1 pm


How important a matter is race for understanding a human person? A systematic theological answer to this question requires engagement with philosophy, biology, history, and the social sciences, ultimately in the light of Scripture. We will note several important issues and findings that—taken together—challenge conventional thinking and practice in most contemporary societies.


Elizabeth (Lisa) Sung, Ph.D., is a systematic theologian and a spiritual director. She is Sessional Professor at Regent College; Visiting Professor at Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY) and at Nashotah House (Nashotah, WI); and Theologian-in-Residence at The InterVarsity Institute. Currently, she is writing two books: Race, Racism, and Christian Moral Identity, and a book on theological anthropology treating contested contemporary as well as traditional topics.


The James M. Houston Centre for Humanity and the Common Good is a five-year initiative of Regent College dedicated to the question of human identity and its importance for conceptions of the good life. Grounded in Dr. James M. Houston’s Christian theological vision of integrative scholarship combining academic study, practical research, and lived reality, the centre will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-religious dialogue on the question of what it means to be human. Through planned collaboration with UBC and other academic institutions, and by inviting insights from a wide range of secular and religious perspectives, the centre aims to engage in a broad consideration of human identity and the common good.


The lecture is free, but a ticket is required to participate.

Speaking at this Event


Elizabeth Sung

Visiting Lecturer (Regent College)

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