Philosophical Theology

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Human Evolution: A Personal Theological Perspective – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
Human Evolution: A Personal Theological Perspective – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
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Human Evolution: A Personal Theological Perspective – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)

Dr Graeme Finlay provides delegates with a personal theological reflection on evolution. He refers to evolution as being an ‘ambiguous context’ depending on whether we are thinking about the the evolution of disease or our own biological evolution, which brings about the amazing diversity of life. Finlay is a Senior lecturer in molecular medicine based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Current Understandings of Human Evolution – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
Current Understandings of Human Evolution – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
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Current Understandings of Human Evolution – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)

In his lecture Dr Graeme Finlay (a Cancer Biologist) focuses on a new branch of study which has been comparing genomes of different species. He notes that it is an extraordinarily new development which has brought home to us the facts of our common descent with other species.

Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)
Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)
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Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)

In this lecture Professor Tom Greggs considers the theological issues relating to time and eternity, he assesses the relationship of God to a created reality and analyses the inter-relationship of God’s freedom from and for creation in its temporal complexity.

Suffering – Professor Karen Kilby (Lecture)
Suffering – Professor Karen Kilby (Lecture)
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Suffering – Professor Karen Kilby (Lecture)

Professor Karen Kilby reflects on the place and status of suffering in Christian thought. Kilby is Bede Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University.

Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)
Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)
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Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)

Q&A session with Rev Prof Jeff Astley after his talk on free-will.

Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
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Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)

Revd Prof Jeff Astley reflecting on themes of ‘ordinary theology’ and ‘free will’.

The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
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The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)

In this talk Revd Prof Jeff Astley discusses the soul – his talk provides an interesting contrast to that of David Wilkinson’s ‘why I don’t believe in the soul’.

Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

A provocative talk from Canon Professor David Wilkinson on why he does not believe in the soul.

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