The Morpeth Lecture was established in 1967 to celebrate the partnership between the University of Newcastle and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. The name of the Morpeth Lecture comes from the College of St John the Evangelist at Morpeth, the previous ministry training and education centre of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
2013 Morpeth Lecture
Professor Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, delivered the 2013 Morpeth Lecture Why Believe? on Tuesday 23 July.
To have beliefs is a characteristic of being human. In this lecture Professor Graham Ward examined the nature of believing itself, the signs of its origins both in human prehistory and contemporary investigations into neuroscience. He also examined the way this anthropological condition relates to religious traditions and faith, emotional life and social organisation.
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Watch the 2012 lecture by Dr Tim Stanley below.
Theology between Religion and Politics
Dr Tim Stanley delivered the Morpeth Lecture on Tuesday 29 May 2012.
Dr Stanley, lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, spoke on theology's place in current debate about the resurgence of religion in contemporary political life.