Videos

Prof. Bruno Latour - A Shift in Agency - with apologies to David Hume

A Shift in Agency - with apologies to David Hume

Prof. Bruno Latour - The Puzzling Face of a Secular Gaia

The Puzzling Face of a Secular Gaia

Prof. Bruno Latour - 'Once Out of Nature' - Natural Religion as a Pleonasm

'Once Out of Nature' - Natural Religion as a Pleonasm

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili - Alan Turing: Legacy of a Code Breaker

Alan Turing Centenary: Legacy of a Code Breaker

Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates -- Part 1

Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates, Part 1

John Barrow, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees, moderated by George Ellis

British Academy, London

Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates -- Part 2

Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates, Part 2

Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne, Holmes Rolston, Charles Taylor, moderated by Keith Ward

British Academy, London

Molecules , neurons and morality

Molecules , neurons and morality

Illusions , delusions and the brain

Illusions , delusions and the brain

3rd May - Reconceiving 'Natural Theology': Meaning, Sacrifice and God

Reconceiving 'Natural Theology': Meaning, Sacrifice and God

Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence in Modern and Future Christianities

Lecture 6: Silence in Modern and Future Christianities

We consider the democratisation of the quest for silence in industrial society: the tangling of a secular society with the silences provided by Christian tradition, through for instance the popularity of retreats, or the observance of silence in remembrance. We see the importance of 'whistle-blowing' to modern Christianity, and its use of the historical discipline. We ponder the relation of agnosticism to silence; the role of music in silence and Christian understanding; the relationship between Word and Spirit in the future of Christian life.

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