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  • University of St Andrews - Channel

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    Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world.

    Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410 and the University wa
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  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 6: Can Truth be Spoken?

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Can Truth be Spoken? - Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 6: Can Truth be Spoken?

    In what sense...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 5: Extreme Language - Discovery Under Pressure. Recorded at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Extreme Language: Discovery Under Pressure - Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 5: Extreme Language - Discovery Under ...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 4: Material Words - Language as Physicality. Recorded at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Material Words: Language as Physicality - Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 4: Material Words - Language as Physic...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 3: No Last Words: Language as Unfinished Business Intelligent life has something to do with knowing what to do next, and how to 'go on'. Recorded at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - No Last Words: Language as Unfinished Business - Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 3: No Last Words: Language as Unfinish...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series, at the University of Edinburgh entitled, "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 2 rRecorded on 5 November 2013 at the University of Edinburgh's New College,

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Can We Say What We Like? Language, Freedom and Determinism - Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 2: Can We Say What We Like? Language, ...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series, at Edinburgh University, entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 1 recorded on Monday 4 November at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Representing Reality - Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 1: Representing Reality

    When we speak...
  • Conversation with Ian Barbour - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,863 views
    Templeton Prize 1999, Gifford Lectures 1989-90
    British Academy, 1 June 2012
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  • Gifford Lectures Revisited, Part 2: Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne, Holmes Rolston, Charles Taylor, moderated by Keith Ward

    British Academy, London, 1 June 2012

    Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates -- Part 2 - Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,347 views
    Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne, Holmes Rolston, Charles Taylor, moderated by Keith Ward
    British Academy, London, 1 June 2012
  • Gifford Lectures Revisited, Part 1: John Barrow, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees, moderated by George Ellis

    British Academy, London, 1 June 2012

    Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates -- Part 1 - Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    John Barrow, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees, moderated by George Ellis
    British Academy, London, 1 June 2012
  • In the fifth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes up the challenges left by the last two lectures, and now confronts the contentious and multi-levelled question about "teleology" in evolution. —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

    1st May - Teleology Reviewed: A New 'Ethico-Teleological' Argument for God's Existence - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 3 years ago
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    In the fifth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes up the challenges left by the last two lectures, and now confronts the contentious and multi-levelled...
  • In her sixth and final lecture of the 2012 Gifford Series, Professor Sarah Coakley returns to her premise, already sketched in the first lecture, that a new confidence in "natural theology is urgently called for in the 21st century, as the world faces global economic and ecological challenges of a sort previously unknown, and the continuing threat of forms of political violence often motivated by false and bloody ideas of "sacrifice". —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

    3rd May - Reconceiving 'Natural Theology': Meaning, Sacrifice and God - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    In her sixth and final lecture of the 2012 Gifford Series, Professor Sarah Coakley returns to her premise, already sketched in the first lecture, that a new confidence in "natural theology is urgen...
  • Getting behind noise in Christian history (lecture 5)

    Lecture 5: Getting behind noise in Christian history

    So far, the story has largely been about overt history: the positive utterances and actions of public Christianity. We turn now to further and more complex varieties of silence: first the phenomenon of 'Nicodemism', simultaneously audible to those with ears to hear, and not to be heard by others. —Courtesy of Edinburgh University

    Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Getting Behind Noise in Christian History - Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    Lecture 5: Getting behind noise in Christian history

    So far, the story has largely been about overt history: the positive utterances and actions of public Christianity. We turn now to further and...
  • Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence in modern and future Christianities (lecture 6)

    Lecture 6: Silence in modern and future Christianities

    We consider the democratisation of the quest for silence in industrial society: the tangling of a secular society with the silences provided by Christian tradition, through for instance the popularity of retreats, or the observance of silence in remembrance. —Courtesy of Edinburgh University

    Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence in Modern and Future Christianities - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 3 years ago
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    Lecture 6: Silence in modern and future Christianities

    We consider the democratisation of the quest for silence in industrial society: the tangling of a secular society with the silences provided ...
  • Silence transformed: the Reformation and beyond (Lecture 3)

    The noisiness of Protestantism, unsuccessfully countered in the Church of Zürich but transcended in the Society of Friends. The new politic silences caused by the fissuring of Western Christianity. —courtesy of Edinburgh

    Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence Through Schism and Two Reformations: 451-1500 - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    Lecture 3: Silence through schism and two Reformations: 451-1500

    The significance of the threeway split in Christianity after the Council of Chalcedon (451). The purposeful Chalcedonian forgettin...
  • Getting behind noise in Christian history (Lecture 4) We turn now to further and more complex varieties of silence: those things best left unsaid in order to build identity in Christian organizations and newly-evangelized regions, the silence of those ignored by those with the power to write history—courtesy of Edinburgh.

    Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence Transformed: The Third Reformation 1500-1700 - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    Lecture 4: Silence transformed: the third Reformation 1500-1700

    The noisiness of Protestantism, particularly exacerbated by the end of monasticism, unsuccessfully countered in the Church of Zürich...
  • In this opening lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley analyses the current malaise of "natural theology" and its philosophical and theological causes, and invites reflection on a bold reformulation of its task which might contest the cynicism of a culture convinced of primary selfishness. —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

    17th April - Stories of Evolution, Stories of Sacrifice - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    In this opening lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley analyses the current malaise of "natural theology" and its philosophical and theological causes, and inv...
  • In her second lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley provides an accessible account of the recent advances in the mathematical understanding of evolutionary "cooperation" and of the particular "mechanisms" which allow it to flourish and become "evolutionarily stable". —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

    19th April - Cooperation, alias Altruism: Game Theory and Evolution Reconsidered - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    In her second lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley provides an accessible account of the recent advances in the mathematical understanding of evolutionary "c...
  • In the fourth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 212, Professor Sarah Coakley takes a necessary detour into current, but less-known, evolutionary debates about sexual selection, gender performance, and cooperation. —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

    26th April - Ethics, Cooperation and the Gender Wars: Prospects for a New Asceticism - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    In the fourth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes a necessary detour into current, but less-known, evolutionary debates about sexual selection, gender...
  • In her third lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley tackles more explicitly the problem of how to build an ethical system in conversation with the deliverances of evolutionary biology on "cooperation" and (human) "altruism". —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

    24th April - Ethics, Cooperation and Human Motivation: Assessing the Project of Evolutionary Ethics - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    In her third lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley tackles more explicitly the problem of how to build an ethical system in conversation with the deliverances...
  • Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch - The Triumph of Monastic Silence (lecture 2) — courtesy of Edinburgh University

    Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Catholic Christianity and the Arrival of Ascetism, 100-400 - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    Lecture 2: Catholic Christianity and the arrival of ascetism, 100-400

    Counter-strands to silence in the early Church, encouraged by its congregational worship and cult of martyrdom, and the effect...
  • Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch - Voices and silence in Tanahn and Christian New Testament (lecture 1) courtesy of Edinburgh University

    Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Voices and Silence in Tanakh and Christian New Testament - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
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    The Gifford Lecture series 2012 - Silence in Christian History: the witness of Holmes' Dog

    Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch presents his introductory lecture in our 2012 Gifford lecture series.

    The ...
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