Lectures at Pusey House
Our popular Recollection Series of talks on the key periods, characters, and ideas of Christian history takes place during full academic term.
Luther and Augustine, a talk by Professor Phillip Cary, was delivered in Hilary Term.
Professor Cary is the Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University and Scholar-in-Residence at Templeton Honours College (Pennsylvania, USA).
In this lecture, he argues that Luther's famous law-gospel distinction is best understood as a development of Augustine's law-grace distinction, taking the gospel as an external means of grace.
You can listen to Professor Cary's talk here.
The Two Receptions of Avicenna, a talk by Dr Daniel De Haan, was delivered in Hilary Term.
Dr De Haan is a research fellow in the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford.
In this lecture, he explores what Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus learned about being and God from their careful readings of Avicenna's Metaphysics of the Shifā.
You can listen to Dr De Haan's talk here.
Beginningless remaking in Julian of Norwich's Vernacular Theology, a talk by Dr Godelinde Perk, was delivered in Hilary Term.
Dr Perk is the Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and a research fellow with Somerville College.
In this lecture, she argues that both how Julian’s text and thought evolve, and that they evolve, constitute ‘dissimilar similarities’. These are similitudes like and unlike the celestial glory they image of the beginingless, maternal remaking Julian ascribes to Christ.
You can listen to Dr Perk's talk here. Her recommended reading list is available here.
Did Saint Augustine invent identity politics?, a talk by Dr Jonathan Price, was delivered in Michaelmas Term.
Dr Price is our John and Daria Barry Lay Academic Fellow, being a Pusey Fellow of St Cross College.
In this lecture, he attempts to account for the Augustinian origins of the current Rousseauian threat to universal-rights politics that is the politics of inwardness or 'identity-politics politics'.
You can watch Dr Price's talk here.
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