Friday, November 28, 2008

Public Meeting Friday III

This week's Public Meeting Friday comes from 2006. I've selected two talks that were of a two week 'Opportunity Week' in Semester 1 - Think Week - in which the university campus was challenged to think about what Christianity had to say about Philosophy, History, Philosophy, Pluralism and Islam. It is the last two topics that I've picked for listening this week. John Dickson is the speaker, and both talks were given to around 250 students each. The audience for the Islam talk was made up of a large number of Muslim students, and the lecture theatre felt very tense to begin with - but John was very gracious in his representation of Islam, which, if anything, gave him an air of credibility.

So, without further adieu, here is Dr John Dickson:

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