Tuesday 24th April to Wednesday 2nd May 2018
The 2018 McDonald Lecturer: Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, where he also serves as Chair of the Council of the Humanities and sits with the Executive Committee of the University Center for Human Values. He is the author of Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and articles in a variety of edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Studies in Christian Ethics, Harvard Theological Review, and Augustinian Studies. His interests include religious and philosophical ethics, theology, political theory, law and religion, and the role of religion in public life. In 2007 he was awarded Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. A graduate of Harvard College, he earned an M.Phil. and Diploma in Theology from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and his doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has received fellowships from Notre Dame, Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University School of Law.
Time and venue: 5pm in the Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, on the following days:
24 Apr: ‘Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism Today: An Augustinian Perspective’
25 Apr: 'Good Samaritans of the Entire World: Humanitarian Ethics and What We Owe to Whom'
1 May: ‘The Grace of Doing Something: In Defence of Intervention'
2 May: ‘No Nation Has Clean Hands: Tragedy and the End of Obligation'
McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life: www.mcdonaldcentre.org.uk
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