Christian Faith in Apocalyptic times
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 19.00
The Prideaux Lectures: Prof John de Gruchy
We live in apocalyptic times, times of global crisis, cultural despair, violence, and economic uncertainty.
Some commentators liken these times to Europe in the 1930’s. In such times Christians are challenged to justify their faith in God, respond to fear and resignation to fate, and give reasons for the hope they have in the coming of God’s reign.
This year’s lecturer is Prof John De Gruchy (University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch) and he will give a pair of linked lectures on the theme “The End is not Yet” (the other event takes place on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at the University of Exeter)
Both lectures are intended for a general audience and you are warmly invited to attend either or both.
Please register using EventBrite or email James Smith (University of Exeter)
Bishop John Prideaux Lectures
The Lectures were instituted, under the Will of the late Canon S P T Prideaux, on the death of his widow in 1959, to `honour the memory of Bishop John Prideaux of Worcester, a Devon man who from humble origin rose to great heights in the service of learning, his University and the Church'.
A course of lectures is arranged, at least every other year, in the University, on the Bible, Christian Doctrine, Christian Ethics, Church History, Liturgy or any allied subject. Their purpose is to encourage study and research among the Devon clergy and ministers, and to give the University the opportunity of inviting scholars from elsewhere to lecture on a wider range of theological subjects than is covered by its normal curriculum.
The Trustees (the Bishop of Exeter, the Dean of Exeter, the Vice-Chancellor of the University and the Head of the School of Classics, Ancient History, and Theology decide the subject, number, date and place of the lectures (to which the general public may be admitted), and appoint the lecturer, if possible giving preference to members of the Church of England and clergy and ministers of the County of Devon. The lecturer may be re-appointed at the discretion of the Trustees and they also have discretion to apply up to one half of the income of the Trust to publication of the lectures and/or the purchase of theological books for the University Library.