Book-signing at Atlantisz, in Budapest
Next week in Budapest -- I'll be signing copies of I Judge No One & saying a few words about it in conversation with Eric Hendriks-Kim, at Atlantisz Publishing House & Bookstore in the heart of the city. There will be wine; do join if you can.
“I Judge No One” at All Souls College, University of Oxford
Very pleased to be talking at All Souls, Oxford, later this week about my new book on the political life of Jesus. Plus a conversation moderated by Fitzroy Morrissey, who's done noted work on the figure of Jesus in Islamic traditions. If you're in town --
“I Judge No One” at the University of Antwerp
A few shots of last week's lecture on "The Strangeness of Jesus: Spinoza & the Gospels", at the University of Antwerp. A beautiful evening for me, & a stimulating conversation with Dennis Baert. Many thanks to my hosts at UCSIA & the Institute of Jewish Studies, & to all who came out.#Spinoza #Jesus #philosophy #gospels
Alexander Faludy reviews “I Judge No One”
I am very pleased to see Alexander Faludy's thoughtful new review of I Judge No One -- "fluent and thought-provoking"; "Dusenbury’s work matters, for he skilfully draws the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith closer together."
It's a polemical image, but Spinoza doesn't seem to think much of a "robot" (automaton) which "speaks without mind & sense (sine mente et sensu)". - Theological-Political Treatise, 13.6
“I Judge No One” at the Danube Institute, Budapest
Great conversation last night at the Danube Institute launch of my new book, I Judge No One. Hard questions & brilliant insights from political theologian György Geréby, & political philosopher David Martin Jones. Many thanks to those who organized, & all who joined!
“I Judge No One” at the University of Leuven, Belgium
I am very pleased to be joining Joseph Verheyden and some of his colleagues later this month to give a lecture on my new book at the University of Leuven's Faculty of Theology: "Questions about the Crucified, from Celsus to Nietzsche." Wednesday, 22 February, 16.00, Maria-Theresia College.
Ovid, Paul, Spinoza —
"I desire the better, I follow the worse." - Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.20-21 "I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do." - Paul, Romans 7.18-19 "Although he sees what is better for him, he is compelled to follow the worse." - Spinoza, Ethics IV pref.
“I Judge No One” reviewed in The Tablet
I am very pleased to see I Judge No One reviewed by Nicholas King, SJ - formerly of Campion Hall, Oxford - in The Tablet. He finds it "admirably attentive to the text of the gospels"; its Jesus "both different & strange"; & he concludes: "There is much to reflect on here."