2014 Gifford Lecture Series: University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce their Gifford lecture for 2014: What is Caesar’s? Adjudicating Faith in Modern Constitutional Democracies.
Justice Catherine O’Regan will deliver her Gifford Lecture, "'What is Caesar’s'? Adjudicating faith in modern constitutional democracies".
Date: Monday 19 May 2014, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ
Courts in constitutional democracies face tough questions in developing a principled jurisprudence for the adjudication of claims based on faith.
This lecture will consider some of the recent jurisprudence from Europe, North America, India and South Africa and discuss key questions including whether it is possible to identify a principled basis for the adjudication of claims based on faith, whether cross-jurisdictional learning is possible and proper and whether different social, political and religious contexts should and do make a difference to answering these questions. [More…]
2014 Gifford Lecture Series: University of Glasgow
2014 Gifford Lecture Series: Givenness and Revelation
Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014 - Wednesday 28 May 2014
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Graham Kerr Lecture Theatre (at the corner of the South Front and Science Way).
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Prof Jean-Luc Marion, University of Chicago
Tuesday, 20 May 2014: The aporia of revelation: the epistemological interpretation
Wednesday, 21 May 2014: Understanding revelation: a phenomenological reappropriation
Tuesday, 27 May 2014: Christ as saturated phenomenon: the Icon of the invisible
Wednesday, 28 May 2014: Trinity as a logic of manifestation
A reception will follow the final lecture. All lectures are free and open to the public however pre-registration is essential
For further information or to register contact DAOevents@glasgow.ac.uk or 0141 330 3593 [More…]
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The prestigious Gifford Lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford (1820–1887), a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland. The purpose of Lord Gifford's bequest to the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews and Aberdeen was to sponsor lectures to “promote and diffuse the study of Natural Theology in the widest sense of the term—in other words, the knowledge of God”.
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