The 2018 Gifford Lectures

The 2018 Gifford Lectures
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Discerning the Dawn - History, Eschatology and New Creation with Professor N.T. Wright

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The question of ‘natural theology’ interlocks with the related questions of whether we can conceive of God acting in the world at all, as well as why, if God is God, evil persists in the world. Can specific events in history, like those reported in the Gospels, afford the necessary point from which to ask and answer such questions? Widely shared cultural and philosophical presumptions have conditioned our understanding of history in ways that truncate our epistemic horizons and make the idea of historical divine action problematic. But could better historical study itself win from ancient Jewish and Christian cosmology and eschatology a renewed account of knowledge by which to open up and reconsider the fundamental question of the relation of God and world for today?

In this series of eight lectures the world renowned biblical scholar Professor N.T. Wright (University of St. Andrews) argues that this can indeed be done.

The lectures in the series develop a distinctive approach to natural theology grounded in an ‘epistemology of love’ itself made possible by reflection upon the significance of the ancient concept of the ‘new creation’ for our understanding the reality of the world and the reality of God in relation to one another.

The lectures will take place on successive Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm,  beginning from February 12th (12th,14th,19th,21st,26th,28th) and concluding March 7th (5th,7th), with a small drinks reception following the final lecture on the 7th.

Speaker
Professor N.T. Wright
Hosted by
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
Venue
King's Conference Centre
Contact

For more information please contact:

Amber Shadle - The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
amber.shadle@abdn.ac.uk
01224 273783

Please book online HERE