More Links

Events

Faculty Travels

Divesting the Self: How Kenosis Functions in Ecotheology

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 9:00AM - 10:30 AM (Local Time)

This event has now ended. Please view this page to see all our upcoming events.

David_robinson_2019-960x460

Join Dr. David Robinson at Vancouver School of Theology's 2022 Conference, "Religious Responses to Climate Change" (May 24–26). Dr. Robinson will be speaking on the panel "Ethical Models for Ecotheology" on Thursday, May 26 at 9 am. David will be presentinga paper titled "Divesting the Self: How Kenosis Functions in Ecotheology."

ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION

From heat dome to atmospheric river, extreme weather events in British Columbia bring home the ominous climate reality faced by many around the world. Divestment from fossil fuels is an important structural response, but the so-called “Anthropocene” requires a more searching examination of human agency. Can I also divest of the self? This presentation critically engages with the uses of the Christological concept of kenosis (“self-divestment”) in the development of ecological theology, from Jürgen Moltmann to VST’s Sallie McFague. It also analyzes the possibilities, and limitations, of Christian-Buddhist dialogue on this crucial question for our time.

Location
Vancouver School of Theology (6015 Walter Gage Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1)

Parking
Paid parking available at the UBC North Parkade and metre parking (4 hrs max) is available along Walter Gage Road

More Information


Speaking at this Event

David-robinson-2019

David S. Robinson

R. Paul Stevens Assistant Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership (Regent College)


Fill out the form below and one of our Admissions Counsellors will be happy to contact you.

If you have any additional questions please ask them here.

For more information on how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy. EU residents please also see our GDPR Compliance Statement