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Encyclopedia > Peter Jensen
Peter Jensen
Denomination   Anglican Church of Australia
Senior posting
See   Sydney
Title   Archbishop of Sydney
Period in office   2001 — present
Consecration   29 June 2001
Predecessor   Richard Henry (Harry) Goodhew
Successor   incumbent
Religious career
Previous post   Principal of Moore College
Personal
Date of birth   11 July 1943(1943-07-11)
Place of birth   Sydney

The Most Reverend Peter Jensen (born 11 July 1943), is the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales. Peter Jensen may refer to: Peter Jensen (musician/composer), former member of the British music group zoviet*france: Peter Jensen, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Australia Dr. Peter Jensen, Canadian sport psychologist Col. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Arms of the Anglican Church of Australia The Anglican Church of Australia, a member church of the Anglican Communion, was previously officially known as the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (renamed in 1981). ... This is a list of Sydney bishops. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Moore Theological College, otherwise known as just Moore College, is the Theological Training Seminary for the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australia. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arms of the Anglican Church of Australia The Anglican Church of Australia, a member church of the Anglican Communion, was previously officially known as the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (renamed in 1981). ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... In hierarchical Christian churches, the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the diocesan bishop or archbishop (then more precisely called Metropolitan archbishop) of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of an old Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital. ... “NSW” redirects here. ...

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Early life and ministry

Jensen was born in Sydney and educated at Bellevue Hill Public School and The Scots College. After completing his Leaving Certificate, he studied law for two years and worked as an articled clerk before he moved into primary school teaching. He entered Moore Theological College in the late 1960s and won the Hey Sharp prize for coming first in the Licenciate of Theology, the standard course of study at that time. In addition he has an MA (Hons) from Sydney University, a BD from London University, and a DPhil from Oxford. His 1976 Masters dissertation was entitled "Calvinism and the Persecution of the Witches in England (1563-1604)," and his 1979 doctoral dissertation was entitled "The Life of Faith in the Teaching of Elizabethan Protestantism." Bellevue Hill is a suburb in Sydney, Australias Eastern Suburbs. ... For other schools with a similar name see Scots College. ... Moore Theological College, otherwise known as just Moore College, is the Theological Training Seminary for the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australia. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia, and it is located in Sydney, the capital city of the state of New South Wales. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London, founded in 1836, is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ...


Jensen was appointed Principal of Moore College in 1985 and lectured in Systematic and Biblical Theology during that time. He gained a reputation as a gifted preacher, and was often seen at the annual Katoomba Christian Conventions. This article is about the year. ... Preacher is a term the for someone who preaches sermons or gives homilies. ... Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) is an interdenominational ministry providing Bible preaching. ...


On 5 June, 2001, Jensen was elected as the 11th Archbishop of Sydney. He was consecrated on St Peter's Day, 29 June 2001 and immediately called upon all churches in the Sydney Diocese to aim to reach 10% of their communities by 2012. While most commentators were sceptical that that goal could be met in secular Sydney, the result has been an unprecendented increase in church planting with more than 60 new congregations started between 2002 and 2005 and a 30% increase in candidates for Anglican ministry over the same period. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of Sydney bishops. ... “St Peter” redirects here. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Church planting is a process by which churches are begun in new areas. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Views

Jensen has a gained a reputation with the Australian media for being a forceful spokesperson for evangelical Christianity. He does not shy away from entering public policy debate. He is generally regarded as a political conservative and has been known to have supported the work of the conservative Prime Minister John Howard on a number of issues, in particular through the 2004 ban on gay marriage. He has spoken out on issues as diverse as stem cell research and industrial relations, but his public comments always have a common theme - they are always related to "Jesus" and "The Bible." Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The word evangelicalism often refers to... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) is an Australian politician and the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ...


It is Jensen's conservative approach that has made him one of the most controversial bishops in Australia. With much fanfare, he launched a mission aiming that 10% of all Sydney residents would be attending a "Bible-based" church by 2012. This definition of Bible-based was notable for excluding Roman Catholics and Uniting Churches. Indeed, this conservatism has led some to regard Jensen as a fundamentalist. Jensen, however, does not prefer the term "fundamentalist" to describe his interpretative stance, arguing instead for a rational understanding of the authority of the Bible. On a recent comment of Buddhist philosophy gaining popularity amongst the educated middle class of urban Australia, Jensen was quote as saying, "The problem with all this individualism, though, is that it doesn't necessarily give you any purpose, so if you're looking to fill that spiritual void then Buddhism fits the bill." 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Logo of the UCA The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was formed on June 22, 1977 when the Methodist Church of Australasia, Presbyterian Church of Australia and Congregational Union of Australia came together under the Basis of Union document. ... Fundamentalism is a movement to maintain strict adherence to founding principles. ...


Despite the fact that Jensen is considered to be quite anti-Catholic, this has not stopped him from developing a good rapport with the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell. Whilst Jensen disagrees with the Catholic Church's elaborate style of worship, he and Cardinal Pell have found common ground due to their shared conservative stance on issues relating to politics, the importance of scripture and opposition to liberal interpretations of it. Both men are outspoken on issues such as pre-marital sex, abortion, euthanasia, drug use, and homosexuality and are both deeply opposed to the ordination of women or homosexuals in their respective churches. These are all issues that relate to the Christian right which has led the left-wing Sydney Morning Herald to refer to the co-operation between these two leaders as “the ecumenism of the right.” It is also noted that both men have praised the conservative government of John Howard in its effort to promote values of both family and life through in a variety of ways including legislating to ban gay marriage and adoption, heroin injecting rooms, and euthanasia whilst moving to ensure that abortion should only be a last resort option for women with un-wanted pregnancies by offering financial assistance to Catholic and Anglican health agencies to council women on the long-term emotional affects of abortion and mandating that women receive counselling of either this nature or something more secular before they are allowed to proceed with an abortion - a policy that has caused much opposition from groups such as the Australian Democrats and the Australian Greens. Both Pell and Jensen have also spoken warmly about the conservative Government's funding of faith-based private schools which has rescued financially many Anglican and Catholic schools that would have suffered under the Labor Party Opposition's plans to cut public funding to these church schools and direct it instead to government high schools which both men were highly critical of. Jensen and Pell have also both criticised the conservative government's policy in relation to the treatment of asylum seekers as well as its stance on Industrial Relations. George Cardinal Pell George Cardinal Pell AC (born 8 June 1941), Australian clergyman, has been the Roman Catholic archbishop of Sydney since March 2001 and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church since October 2003. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      The Christian... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) is an Australian politician and the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see animal euthanasia. ...


Criticism

Recent publications by Sydney journalist Chris McGillion and Dr Muriel Porter have been scathing in their critique of Jensen, particularly with regard to his conservative stance towards issues such as the ordination of women bishops and homosexuals. Jensen maintains the historically traditional view held by Anglicans which, it is claimed, is based on an understanding of the authority of the Bible over culture. They also note the Sydney practice of "salting" other dioceses with new parishes that promote an evangelical form of theology. Indeed, Jensen has been accused of marginalising those with different approaches to Anglicanism, notably the Anglo-Catholics, who tend towards more emotive and ritualistic forms of service. Jensen has, however, been present as an ordaining bishop at other Anglo-Catholic dioceses in Australia. The terms Anglo-Catholic and Anglo-Catholicism describe people, groups, ideas, customs and practices within Anglicanism that emphasise continuity with Catholic tradition. ...


Tensions were generated between Jensen and his theological liberal colleague, Archbishop Peter Carnley, during the latter's time as primate of the Anglican Church in Australia. Tension between Jensen and Carnley and the other bishops of the Australian Dioceses resulted in Jensen being the sole bishop not to stand in protest against the Australian Government's participation in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.[citation needed] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Liberal Christianity, sometimes called... The Most Reverend Dr Peter Carnley AO (1937-) was the Archbishop of Perth, Australia from 1981 to 2005 and was Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia from 2000 until July 2005. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...


Publications

Jensen has written a number of books on Christian doctrine including At the Heart of the Universe (1991) and The Revelation of God (2002). In November and December 2005 he also delivered the prestigious Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Boyer Lectures on the topic "The Future of Jesus". These lectures have subsequently been published as a book. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... The Boyer Lectures began in 1959 as the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Lectures. ...


See also

The Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church of Australia is unique in Western Anglicanism in that the majority of the diocese is Evangelical (low church) in nature, and committed to Reformed and Calvinist theology. ... Phillip Jensen is an Australian clergyman of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, and is currently the Dean of St. ...

References

  • Myers, Benjamin (2004). "Theologia Evangelii: Peter Jensen's Theological Method". Churchman 118 (1), 27–45.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Richard Henry (Harry) Goodhew
Archbishop of Sydney
2001 – present
Incumbent
Persondata
NAME Jensen, Peter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Cleric
DATE OF BIRTH July 11, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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