News & Announcements

Perry Schmidt-Leukel's 2015 Glasgow Gifford Lectures, "Interreligious Theology: The Future Shape of Theology," are now available (for pre-order) in German translation. A Chinese translation is also underway and will presumably come out in autumn 2019.

While a considerably expanded version of Alister E. McGrath's 2009 Aberdeen Gifford Lectures lectures was published in that same year as A Fine Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology, readers might be interested to know that a more accessible version of these lectures, supplemented with material setting them in a deeper context, was published in 2011 as Surprised by Meaning: Science, Faith, and How We make Sense of Things.

From the publisher's website:

One of the world’s most celebrated theologians argues for a Protestant anti-work ethic

In his classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber famously showed how Christian beliefs and practices could shape persons in line with capitalism. In this significant reimagining of Weber’s work, Kathryn Tanner provocatively reverses this thesis, arguing that Christianity can offer a direct challenge to the largely uncontested growth of capitalism.
 

VTS Announces Publication of THE PENUMBRA OF ETHICS: THE GIFFORD LECTURES OF V.A. DEMANT WITH CRITICAL COMMENTARY AND ASSESSMENT 

For post-lecture, live discussion of the Edinburgh Gifford Lectures series, see the Gifford Lectures Blog.

The School of Divinity, University of St Andrews is pleased to announce the appointment of Euan Grant to the post-doctoral Gifford Fellowship.

Many thanks to Phil Mullins, at Missouri Western State University for pointing us in the direction of the Polanyi Society. If interested in the Gifford Lectures given by Michael Polanyi at the University of Aberdeen in 1951–52 as well as an introduction and syllabus, they are available at Polanyi Society Gifford Lecture's!

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984. Butler served as founding director of the Critical Theory Program at UC Berkeley, served as department chair of the Department of Rhetoric in 1998–2003 and 2006–7, and the acting chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, 2002–3.

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The question of 'natural theology' interlocks with the related questions of whether we can conceive of God acting in the world at all, as well as why, if God is God, evil persists in the world. Can specific events in history, like those reported in the Gospels, afford the necessary point from which to ask and answer such questions?

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