Ard Louis

The calling of Christian postgraduate students and academics
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A talk given by Dr. Ard Louis on Monday 7 Feb, 2011, at the Oxford Graduate Christian Union the talk is the first of the Christian Worldview Course.

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Claire Shuttleworth
Alister McGrath

How Christians Relate to the World
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A talk given by Prof. Alister McGrath on Saturday 19 Feb, 2010, for the Oxford Christian Mind. This lecture sets out the different ways in which Christians relate to the world, be they positive, negative or mixed. What is the value of these models of relating for understanding our relationship to...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Benno van der Toren

The Christian View of Life and the World
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This lecture introduces the notion of ‘worldview’ and its importance for the development of a Christian mind in the contemporary world. It outlines the main elements of the Christian worldview and the implications for Christian attitudes to life, the world, and science.

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Claire Shuttleworth
Ard Louis

The Doctrine of Creation and the Science of Nature
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This lecture explores how far the Judaeo-Christian understanding of creation has been fundamental in the development of modern science. It also explores the tensions between modern science and the Christian understanding of reality and how to enable constructive dialogue. Some further background...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Donald Hay

Seek the Welfare of the University (Jeremiah 29:7)
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This lecture by prof. Donald Hay, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference on Jan 29, 2012, outlines the contours of a Christian engagement with the University.

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Claire Shuttleworth
Alister McGrath

How Christians relate to the world
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This lecture by prof. McGrath, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference on Jan 28, 2012, sets out the different ways in which Christians relate to the world, be they positive, negative or mixed. What is the value of these models of relating for understanding...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Elaine Storkey

What does it mean to be human? 
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This lecture by Dr Elaine Storkey, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference, on Jan 28, 2012, discusses how the Christian understanding of the human being steers a course between individualism and collectivism, between fatalism and personal freedom...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Ard Louis

The doctrine of creation and the science of nature
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This lecture, by Dr. Ard Louis, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference, on Jan 28, 2012, explores how far the Judaeo-Christian understanding of creation has been fundamental in the development of modern science. It also explores the tensions between...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Benno van den Toren

A Christian worldview? 
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This lecture, by prof. Benno van den Toren, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference, on Jan 28, 2012, discusses the notion of ‘worldview’ and its influence on the development of a Christian mind in the contemporary world. It outlines main elements of...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Elaine Storkey

What went wrong with humankind? 
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This lecture by Dr Elaine Storkey was given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference, on Jan 29, 2012. Abstract: The social sciences in particular have implicit or explicit convictions about what is wrong with the world, and many individual scholars are driven by the desire...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Benno van den Toren

What is salvation?
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This lecture, by prof. Benno van den Toren, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference, on Jan 29, 2012, discusses why Salvation in Christ is not just a spiritual reality – it touches the whole of our being, the whole of humanity, and has cosmic dimensions. Salvation...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Donald Hay

Social scientific and Christian understandings of human beings in society
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Comparing and contrasting Christian anthropology with evolutionary psychology, rational choice theory, and social theory. Lecture given for the Social Sciences Stream of the Oxford Developing a Christian Mind Conference Seeking Wisdom Conference, Fri 16 to Sat 17 March 2012, at Manor Road Social...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Donald Hay

Social ethics in the social sciences: theological and secular approaches
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A discussion of Biblical social ethics, Catholic social teaching, and the ethical presuppositions of social sciences including utilitarianism as well as alternative ethical frameworks (e.g. Rawls and the liberal tradition, social ethics in social policy). Lecture given for the Social Sciences Stream of the...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Jonathan Brant

Jonathan Franzen and the incommensurability of ‘Freedom’: A theological response
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Rev. Dr. Jonathan Brant discusses "Jonathan Franzen and the incommensurability of ‘Freedom’: A theological response" at the Oxford Christian Mind Seeking Wisdom Literature Stream, 17 March 2012

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Claire Shuttleworth
Andrew Goddard

Christian theological traditions and political life – Part 2
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Christian theological traditions and political life – Part 2. This lecture will develop a Christian theological understanding of political authority by tracing the witness of both Old and New Testaments to the calling of political authorities in God’s purposes. It will also highlight some of the features of...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Andrew Goddard

Christian theological traditions and political life – Part 1
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Christian theological traditions and political life – Part 1. This lecture will develop a Christian theological understanding of political authority by tracing the witness of both Old and New Testaments to the calling of political authorities in God’s purposes. It will also highlight some of the features of...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Nigel Biggar

How Christians relate to the world
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Lecture, by prof. Nigel Biggar, given at the "Christianity and the Life of the Mind: An Introduction" conference, on Jan 26, 2013.

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Claire Shuttleworth
Ard Louis

The calling of Christian postgrad students and academics
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What does our calling to be disciples of Christ mean for our academic vocation (whether temporary as students or longer term as a career)? What are some of the promises and pitfalls of the scholarly life? How can academics and postgraduate students serve and relate to the wider body of Christ...

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Claire Shuttleworth
Donald Hay

Social ethics and the basis for social and economic policy
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A discussion of Biblical social ethics, Catholic social teaching, and the ethical presuppositions of social sciences including utilitarianism as well as alternative ethical frameworks (e.g. Rawls and the liberal tradition, social ethics in social policy). Lecture given for the Social Sciences Stream of the...

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Claire Shuttleworth