2013 Morpeth Lecture - Why Believe?
To have beliefs is a characteristic of being human. In this lecture Professor Graham Ward will examine the nature of believing itself, the signs of its origins both in human prehistory and contemporary investigations into neuroscience.
He will also examine the way this anthropological condition relates to religious traditions and faith, emotional life and social organisation.
Professor Ward says, “In a time for conflicting religious fundamentalisms and the political violences that seem to follow in their wake, it is important to understand the role believing plays in being human.”
|Where||Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street, Newcastle|
|When||Tuesday 23 July 2013, 5.45pm for 6pm|
|RSVP||Registration is essential as seats are limited by Friday 19 July 2013|
|Phone||02 4921 7454|
This is a FREE public lecture open to the community.
The Morpeth Lecture is presented by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and the Office of External Relations.
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