Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Do You Need God to Be Good?

This symposium will be offered sometime between 30 July and 3 August 2018.  Location to be determined.

 

Do you need God to be good? - a multi-disciplinary symposium on religion and ethics 

 

Papers would be welcomed on topics such as:

  • The right to die/euthanasia
  • State legislation on abortion, same-sex marriage, LGBTQI rights issues in conflict with personal or institutional conscience
  • Is "Good Stewardship" a useful approach to climate change when global warming has become critical? How do increasingly frequent and destructive natural disasters affect ministry?
  • Do we belive in "acts of God" in relation to disasters?
  • Does God act in the world? The problem of evil. Theodicy.
  • Pastoral theology
  • Ethical questions in keeping international peace

 

 

 

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