Visiting Scholar

Professor David GusheeIn 2015 we welcomed Professor David Gushee to New Zealand. He gave a series of public lectures on Christian memory and witness in a time of violence.

David Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. He is a prolific author, a well-known commentator and widely recognised as one of the leading Christian ethicists in North America today.




Pádraig Ó Tuama is having to return early to Ireland to avoid the risk of a travel ban that would make it impossible for him to get home. We are sorry this concludes his visit, but we need to prioritise his well-being, and we send him home with our blessing.

Before he departs, Pádraig will give slightly shortened versions of his two planned evening talks at one public event at Victoria University of Wellington, Wednesday 18 March, 7:30-9:15pm.

Telling the Truth About Power AND The Complicated Art of Reconciliation

Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn

Some people may be concerned about coming to a public meeting in the present circumstances. Please note that it is our intention to film this event and make the two lectures available subsequently. If you would like to receive a notification when this recording is available, please feel free to sign up here to the mailing list for Victoria University Religious Studies.

All other events with Pádraig Ó Tuama are CANCELLED (Thursday Lecture, Friday Poetry Exchange, and the Saturday Workshop)

Thank you to all of your for your interest in this Visiting Scholar Programme.