Wednesday, April 25, 2007

O'Donovan is coming to Sydney

New College Lecture Series 2007
Series Lecturer: Prof Oliver O’Donovan, PhD DPhil FBA. Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, Scotland.
Series Title: Morally awake? Admiration and resolution in the light of Christian faith
The experience of moral wakefulness, of the mind alert to shape decision and action, is universal. But ways of describing the experience, and the philosophical puzzles they pose, are legion. And how do we overcome the constant tensions that arise within it between the objective and subjective, between valuing and deciding, between the “good” and the “right”? The resources of Christian faith shed light on this commonest and yet most mysterious of human experiences. In doing so, they bring us back into contact with some unities that common intellectual life has tended to overlook—between philosophy and theology, for example, and between theory and practice.
Series Dates: September 4, 5 and 6, 2007

H/T to Tim Robertson

1 comment:

byron said...

I've been so there since I first heard about this a year or two ago.