The lecture delivered by Revd Dr Boris Gunjević (Director of Theological Studies, Westfield House, Cambridge) on ‘Giorgio Agamben: Biopolitical Emergency – Minority Report’ (on 25 February 2022) is now available to watch on our YouTube channel here.
The event took place at Wesley House, Cambridge and was also be broadcast online via Zoom.
Dr Gunjević is a Senior Tutor in Christan Doctrine, Reformation Studies and Hermeneutics at Westfield House, Cambridge and a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (French Department) at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Research Associate at the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Enquiry (St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge).
He was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Croatia (ELCC) in 1998 and was awarded his PhD in 2012 from the Catholic Theological Faculty in Zagreb, Croatia. He was ordained in 1998. In December 2013 he was colloquized into the pastorate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in England. Since 2013 Boris has been a Tutor in Theology, Philosophy of Religion and Christian Doctrine at Westfield House. From 2004 until 2013 he was an Assistant Professor at the Theological Faculty ‘Matthias Flacius Illyricus’, Zagreb where he lectured in History of Philosophy, Liturgical Studies and Political Theology.
His published works include: God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse (2012) with Slavoj Žižek, which has been contracted for publication into ten languages; Evangelicals not Angels (2007) with his wife Lidija, on the history of the Lutheran Church in Croatia; and monographs entitled Those Who are Here are From Here (2010), Crucified Subject: Without Grail (2010) and Everyday Alchemy: Synergy of the Weak (2016). He also co-edited a book by Francois Laruelle entitled The Non-Philosophy Project, published a monograph in Croatian entitled Theological Tools – Postmodern Critical Augustinianism of John Milbank (2020), and has edited a book on Luther and Philosophies of the Reformation (Bloomsburry, 2022).
His research interests are primarily in establishing relationships between an archaeology of spiritual exercises in everyday life, mimetic theory and biopolitics. Other main areas of his research include a constructive metaphysical reading of the Bible and a critical inquiry into “small lights of grace” in theology, philosophy and literature. His current project is a reflection on forms of life and forms of discourse using the theoretical tools and concepts of Gilles Deleuze, Michel De Certeau and Giorgio Agamben.