Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins November 1, 2014 talk “Toward a Church Beyond Belief: The Theory and Practice of Transformance Art”

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You may also be interested in reading an article on Peter Rollins written by Guelph’s own Rob O’Flanagan titled Pondering God’s Meaning on LifeYou can read it here


Peter RollinsAs part of his Transgressions Tour, St. Matthias Anglican community and the Chaplaincies of the University of Guelph co-sponsored Peter Rollins, radical philosopher, theologian and public speaker. Peter Rollins has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the good news that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.

Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief, Peter’s incendiary and irreligious reading of Christianity attacks the distinction between sacred and secular, blurs the lines between theism and sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of life before death. “He is a dangerous theologian—and I mean that as a compliment.”—Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World

Peter gained his higher education from Queens University in Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post Structural Thought (PhD). He is the author of numerous books, including Insurrection: To Believe is Human, To Doubt Divine and The Idolatry of God: Breaking our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction.

Here’s a video of Rob Bell interviewing Peter Rollins back in 2009 which provides an entertaining (yes, he’s quite entertaining, too) overview of the early currents of his thought.


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