Lectures at Pusey House
Recollection Series 2021
Generally held on the Wednesdays of weeks indicated at 4:00pm in the Chapel of the Resurrection at Pusey House, St Giles, these lectures are also live streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Tea and coffee is served beforehand at 3:30pm upstairs in the Hood Room.
Christian Contract Law and the Morality of the Market: A Historical Perspective
Monday 11th October (1st week)- 4:00pm
Prof Wim Decock is Professor of Legal history at the Universities of Louvain and Liege in Belgium.
Modern lawyers have been accustomed to thinking of law, morality, and religion separately. It has become odd and even undesirable to think of religious authorities as experts in legal matters. This lecture will argue that the first systematic and substantive doctrines of contract were developed not by lawyers, but by canonists and moral theologians.
This lecture serves as the capstone of the inaugral colloqium of the Pusey Centre for Theology, Law & Culture. To attend, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 3 November (4th week)- 4:00pm
Prof John Finnis is Professor of Law & Legal Philosophy emeritus at the University of Oxford. He has long been engaged in scholarly debates outside of his academic home in Law, lecturing widely, for instance, on the works of Shakespeare. Recently, he has turned to first-century Christian documents.
In this lecture, he will share his take on Mark's Gospel and its place in the New Testament.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Canterbury Institute
The Pneumatology of Origen of Alexandria's περι αρχων: Soteriological and Philosophical Perspectives
Wednesday 10 November (5th week)- 4:00pm
Fr Joseph Hamilton is a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney now in the final stages of his DPhil at Christ Church. Fr Hamilton lives in Rome, where he also serves as private secretary to His Eminence George Cardinal Pell
Edward King: Teacher, Pastor, Bishop, Saint
Wednesday 17 November (6th week)- 4:00pm
The Rt Revd Michael Marshall is Honorary Assistant at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, sometime Bishop of Woolwich, and author of Edward King: Teacher, Pastor, Bishop Saint. King, once described as 'the most saintly of men and most human of saints', could aptly be described as a man for all seasons.
This lecture on Edward King seeks to reveal a human being who is fully alive, and who invites us to explore an enriched humanity with that same fulness of life and compassion, exemplified supremely in the person of Jesus the Christ of God.
Living in Love and Faith Discussion Series
As a cautious first step in engaging with the Church of England’s controversial Living in Love and faith document, we are beginning a series of talks presented from different starting points in pursuit of a fuller understanding of sexuality in the Body of Christ. It is our hope that these presentations, and others that follow later in the year, will enable all those who want to participate, to develop what the LLF aims to cultivate, namely, a ‘constructive mode of conversation, not only involving “respect” for those with different views but also the search for perhaps unsuspected affinities and convergences’, and will help us together to continue to ‘grow up into Christ in all things to the increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love’.
The Plausibility Problem: The Church and Same-Sex Attraction- A Counter-Cultural View
Monday 22nd November- 6:05 pm (Ursell Room, Pusey House)
Ed Shaw - Pastor at Emmanuel Church Bristol, author of Purposeful Sexuality and The Plausibility Problem
Traditionalists have, according to Ed Shaw, a plausibility problem: not their teaching that sex is for the lifelong marriage of a man and a woman, but their failure to build communities in which life without sex and marriage is seen as a plausible way to thrive as a human being
Love means Love: The Bible and the Affirmation of Same-Sex Relationships
Monday 29th November- 6:05 pm (Ursell Room, Pusey House)
The Rev’d David Runcorn - Theologian, Spiritual Director, and author of Love Means Love
The evening will explore how a faithful reading of scripture may lead to an affirming belief in same-sex relationships and marriage.