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 René 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.
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?
Date: Commencing 26th Sep 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture