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Professor George Van Kooten to deliver the Ashby Lecture 2018

Professor George Van Kooten, the incoming Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, will deliver this year's Ashby Lecture on Thursday June 28th.

The Ashby Lecture will be held at the Riley Auditorium, Clare College, on Thursday June 28th. The lecture will be entitled "Oiling the Wheels of Nations? Religion and
Politics, Then and Now”

Synopsis: This lecture offers a radical politico-ethical rereading of
Paul’s letter to the centre of the Roman Empire, his Letter to the
Romans, written in the 50s of the first century under then emperor Nero,
then still tutored and advised by the philosopher Seneca. In this
letter, Paul develops the notion of Christian communities as
“assemblies of the nations” that run parallel to the (imperial)
state. This lecture proposes to read this fundamental letter against the
background of Roman politics, in the immediate context of ancient
political philosophy, issuing in reflections on the potential relevance
of religion - alongside culture and sports - in modern international
politics, exploring the benefits of understanding religion as an
international non-governmental organization, and testing if, and in what
sense it can inspire human values.

The lecture will be held at 6.00pm on Thursday 28 June in Riley
Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Memorial Court, Clare College CB3 9AJ

Open to all. Please book via Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clare-hall-ashby-lecture-2018-tickets-45029696033

 

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