Thursday Lecture: Graham Ward on Political Discipleship

You are warmly invited to hear Professor Graham Ward speak on ‘Political Discipleship’ on Thursday 13 October at 4.10pm in the Martin Hall, New College. This will be followed by a reception in the Rainy Hall.

Graham Ward is currently Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of  Manchester. His appointment as Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford  is expected to take effect from 1 October 2012.  This public lecture is jointly sponsored  by the Theology and Ethics Subject Area and CTPI.

All are very welcome and no RSVP is required.

Professor Ward’s publications include:

Barth, Derrida and the language of theology (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
The Postmodern God: a Theological Reader  (editor, Blackwell, 1997)
Radical Orthodoxy: a New Theology (editor with John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock, Routledge, 1998)
Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory (Macmillan, 1996, 2nd edition 2000)
The Certeau Reader (editor, 2000)
Cities of God (Routledge, 2000)
True Religion (Blackwell, 2002)
The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology (editor, Blackwell, 2004)
Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Christ and Culture (Blackwell, 2005)
Religion and Political Thought (editor with Michael Hoezl, Continuum, 2006)
The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens (Baker Academic, 2009)

Image credit
: Sivin Kit

Upcoming Lecture: A Covenantal Model for Medicine

The Centre for Theology and Public Issues


The Society, Religion and Technology Project

invite you to a seminar:

Developing a Reformational Perspective for Health Care:

A Covenantal Model for Medicine

given by:

Prof. James J. Rusthoven, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FACP

Professor of Oncology, Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Canada

Wednesday October 26th at 4.10pm

Rainy Hall, New College,

1 Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LU

For further information please contact:

Dr Murdo Macdonald
SRT Project, Church of Scotland


Image Credit: Spilled Orange Pills and Medicine Bottle by Pink Sherbet Photography

Event Reminder: Jolyon Mitchell Inaugural Lecture Tomorrow

Jolyon Mitchell will give his Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion at 2 pm this Thursday, 15 September, in the Assembly Hall, New College.  The lecture is entitled “‘Swords into Ploughshares’: Transforming Arms into Art”, and it will reflect in part his major new research project on “Peacebuilding through Media Arts”.

Professor Mitchell is a distinguished theologian, ethicist and broadcaster, who has lectured widely around the world.  He is the Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.  As a scholar-teacher at New College, he has drawn upon the arts in exploring issues of vital importance: sponsoring dramatic performances, developing a popular course in theology and film ethics, and organising the major art exhibition “Shadows of the Divine”.

Professor Dorothy Miell, Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, will chair the Lecture, which will last about an hour. There will be a reception in the Rainy Hall immediately after the lecture.

Image: Yevgeny Vuchetich, “Let Us Beat Swords Into Plowshares”