Charles Sturt University
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

PUBLIC LECTURE Beyond Us and Them: contemplation and living with enemies in a globalised world

PUBLIC LECTURE Beyond Us and Them: contemplation and living with enemies in a globalised world

James Alison, priest, theologian and author is known as one of the interpreters of the thought of RenĂ© Girard concerning desire and violence in the field of Theology. His most recent work is the course of Introduction to the Christian Faith for adults Jesus the Forgiving Victim, and he is the co-editor, along with Wolfgang Palaver, of the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion. Born in London, England, he has lived in South America for much of his adult life, and currently lives in Madrid, Spain.

Both the new nationalism and populisms and the "enlightened" resistance with relation to them share far more than might seem to be the case. How might the instruction to "Love your enemies" be seen to have real bite in this situation? Is there any sort of contemplative way of living that might be creative rather than merely reactive in the midst of so much loss of a sense of who any of us is?

Event details

  • Date: Commencing 26th Sep 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
  • Address: Cnr Kings Avenue and Blackall Street
  • Cost: FREE