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.
Teleology Reviewed: A New 'Ethico-Teleological' Argument for God's Existence
In the fifth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes up the challenges left by the last two lectures, and now confronts the contentious and multi-levelled question about "teleology" in evolution.