Alison Elliot Seminar on Christian Faith and Civil Society

SEEKING THE WELFARE OF THE CITY:
CHRISTIAN FAITH AND CIVIL SOCIETY

A seminar with Dr Alison Elliot
Old St Paul’s Church Hall, Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh EH1 1DH
Tuesday 1 November
7.30—9.30pm
Cost £5

This seminar builds on the interest aroused in a previous seminar in which Dr Alison Elliot gave a challenging perspective on the link between Christian faith and civil society. Alison will introduce three initiatives with which she has been associated: the Poverty Truth Commission, the Christie Commission and A Chance to Thrive. All focus on the importance of vibrant communities. She will discuss themes arising from this with Clare Radford, who is doing pioneering work as a community theologian in Glasgow.

Alison Elliot’s work straddles university, civil society and church. Formerly a lecturer in psychology, she is currently an Honorary Fellow at New College, University of Edinburgh, where she is Associate Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. She has represented her church on many ecumenical and civic Bodies and is Convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Image credit: “St Giles” by Martin J-N

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Rev Dr Johnston McKay to Present 2011 Chalmers Lectures

THE 2011 CHALMERS LECTURES

The Kirk
&
The Kingdom

A Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology
1830-1929

delivered by

Rev Dr Johnston McKay

17th, 18th, 20th
and
24th, 25th, 27th
October

Martin Hall
New College
University of Edinburgh

1 Mound Place
Edinburgh EH1 2LU 


LECTURE 1. SIGNS AND SIGNALS Stirrings of Social Criticism in the mid 19th-century Church in Scotland

LECTURE 2. KINGDOM AND CO-OPERATION Robert Flint’s Paradigm shifts the emphasis from Church to Kingdom

LECTURE 3. PREACHING AND PRACTICE The Church in Glasgow gives shape to Kingdom values

LECTURE 4. EXPLORATIONS AND EXTREMES United Free Church theologians are poles apart in their teaching of the Kingdom

LECTURE 5. DEBATES AND DIVISIONS The Theology of the Kingdom begins to unravel in the United Free Church General Assembly

LECTURE 6. RELEGATION AND REUNION The Kingdom of God becomes a useful tool in the moves towards the union of 1929