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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 17:15

From the University of St Andrews website:

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 05:30
Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH

From the University of Edinburgh:

Professor Mary Beard’s Gifford Lectures

The Ancient World and us: from fear and loathing to enlightenment and ethics

Event Details

Dates 6, 7, 9, 27, 28, 30 May, 5.30-6.30pm.

Venue

NEW LOCATION: the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH

Please note in order to book the newly available tickets you will need to scroll down the page after clicking on "Register"

Series Summary

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (All day)

From the University of St Andrews:

Gifford Lectures 2019

The Hard God: Ontotheology as an Antidote for Idolatry

Lecturer: Mark Johnston, The Henry Putnam University Professor, Princeton University.

Author of Saving God: Religion after Idolatry (2009, 2nd Ed. 2015); Surviving Death (2010, 2nd Ed. 2013); Human Beings (2019) and The Obscure Object of Hallucination (2019).

September

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 05:30
The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

From the University of Edinburgh:

Event Details:

Dates: 6, 7, 9, 27, 28, 30 May, 5:30-6:30pm.

The lectures may be followed by questions. Latest finishing time is 7pm.

Venue: The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

Tickets are free of charge and will be available here from 1 April 2019.

The University of Edinburgh has announced that David N. Hempton will deliver a series of six Gifford Lectures in the 2020–21 academic year. Dates to be confirmed.

Professor Hempton is dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

Professor David N. Hempton's page on the Harvard Divinity School website.

Monday, October 28, 2019 (All day)

Dates: 28, 29, 31 October and 4, 5, and 7 November 2019.

Information about the lectures will be updated upon availability.

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 05:30

Dates: 6, 7, 9, 27, 28, 30 May, 5.30-6.30pm.

The lectures may be followed by questions. Latest finishing time is 7pm.

Venue: St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG 

Tickets are free of charge and will be available here from 1 March 2019.

Information about the series will follow.

Robert N. McCauley, the William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor of Philosophy at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, has been invited to be a Gifford Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in 2020-2021.

The prestigious lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford (1820–1887), a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, for notable scholars to deliver a series of public talks on “natural theology,” broadly construed as the knowledge of God.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 17:30 to Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 19:30
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 18:00 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 18:00

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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