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Public Lecture

The Perverse Logic of Evil: Putin's War on Ukraine in Theological-Ethical Perspective

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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About the Lecture

In this Evening Public Lecture, Jeff Greenman will consider Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine. The lecture discusses the situation in the wider context of the mutually supportive relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government, offering an analysis and critique of the twisted moral logic at work in the familiar playbook of autocratic leaders.

About the Speaker

Jeffrey P. Greenman is President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College. Prior to assuming his present role in 2015, he served as Academic Dean and Executive Vice President at Regent. He has also taught at Wheaton College and held a number of administrative and teaching positions at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, including Academic Dean, R.J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership, Director of the Tyndale Centre for Leadership Development, and Professor of Christian Ethics. Before taking up these leadership roles in theological education, he worked in the US government in the areas of education and juvenile justice, as well as working in national politics and in educational consulting.

After majoring in philosophy as an undergraduate, and focusing on moral philosophy and political theory at Oxford University, Dr. Greenman studied at Regent College, where he earned the MDiv degree. Following his studies at Regent, he served as Canadian Executive Director of African Enterprise, a mission organization focused on evangelism, leadership development, and racial reconciliation in urban Africa. He earned his PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia. His dissertation dealt with 17th-century Anglican moral theology. Over the years, his teaching and writing has focused on Christian ethics, the history of biblical interpretation, spiritual formation, theological education, leadership development, and global Christianity.

Format and Attendance

Regent intends to offer this lecture as a live event in the College’s chapel. Under current provincial policies, this event will not require attendees to show proof of vaccination. Please be aware, however, that Regent’s event protocols will follow the guidelines in place on the event date.

This lecture will also be streamed live online, and we look forward to being joined by friends from around the world. A recording will be available for a limited time after the event.

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Speaking at this Event


Jeffrey Greenman

President, Professor of Theology and Ethics (Regent College)

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