Samuel Ferguson Lecture: Prof. John Milbank (Nottingham), "Theology and the Idea of a University"
|1 March 2018
|16:00 - 17:30
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Current University students
The Religions & Theology endowed annual lecture. Inaugurated in 1976, the annual Samuel Ferguson Lecture provides an opportunity for a senior theologian to present on a theological or philosophical topic of their choice. An international event, to date three continents have been represented.
Prof. Milbank's abstract for his presentation is as follows: "Today the place of theology in the university is in crisis, but so is the very idea of a university. We need to think these twin crises together and revive Newman's claim that the including of theology within a university is central to its very definition and purpose. Without theology, universities have degenerated from arts to research based institutions and are now further degenerating into merely instrumental wings of government and financial power. In order to reverse this, theology must recover its place, but first reform itself so that it is no longer watered-down through an internal dominance by supposedly neutral, 'critical' disciplines. Above all, the doubtful duality between theology and philosophy, which so many students now intuitively refuse, must be rejected."
The Ferguson lectures is preceded by a Ferguson lecture event at Manchester Cathedral from 12pm-1pm on 1 March. Prof John Milbank's presentation is entitled "What is a Politics of Virtue?".
For more information on the Samuel Ferguson Lecture including past and forthcoming lectures, please follow this link: http://lincolntheologicalinstitute.com/ferguson-lecture/.
This lecture is free with no registration required. Lecture will last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session and will be recorded.
Role: Emeritus Research Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Travel and Contact Information
Graduate School Conference Room C1.18
Ellen Wilkinson Building