December 2 at 12:45 am EST
411 Willard Straight Hall
Juxtaposing God’s identity as Trinity and the human practice of trafficking children, one is forced to ask: “Does God care? Is there anyone out there?” This talk focuses on the identity of the Triune God as revealed in and through the Person and Work of Christ, and the implications for opposing human work that destroys the shalom of God. If God suffers for us in and through Jesus Christ, how does that provide any comfort for those who are suffering?
Professor Lim, associate professor of religious studies in Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School, is a historian of early modern and early Enlightenment England, focusing on religious and intellectual changes which manifested as longue durée consequences of Europe’s Reformations. He has published three books in this area; most recently, Mystery Unveiled: the Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2012); The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge, 2008); and In Pursuit of Purity, Unity, and Liberty: Richard Baxter’s Puritan Ecclesiology in Context (Brill, 2004). He has recently been awarded a year-long (2011-12) Luce Fellowship in Theology for a project entitled “God’s Problems: Revelation, Providence and the Religious Other in Enlightenment England,” which will result in a major monograph and a series of articles.