It was good to see Dr Rowan Williams back in his element yesterday (4 November 2013), giving the first of his six Gifford Lectures on 'Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language'.
Noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is delivering six lectures as part of the prestigious University of Edinburgh Gifford Lecture series this month. The first was last night and the second is tonight (5 November 2013).
A further meeting of the Anabaptist Theology Forum (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and some friends from mainland Europe) has been scheduled for Tuesday 3 December from 11am through to Wednesday 4 December at 2pm.
The issue of what constitutes 'the good', in persons, in relationships and in society is an interesting one. It is far less straightforward than many assume, says Simon Barrow. He highlights the importance of theology, and the Christian doctrine of God in particular, for appreciating how we arrive at 'goodness', and how we develop an ethic based on communal virtue in the church and beyond.
A further meeting of the Anabaptist Theology Forum (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and some friends from mainland Europe) is being considered for December 2013, but we do not have a date or details at present.
A senior Christian theologian of religious plurality, Dr S. Wesley Ariarajah, has elaborated on central assertions of his new book 'Your God, My God, Our God' in a conversation facilitated at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva.