Becoming Modern: Recreating Past, Present and Future
7:00 pmProfessor Meic Pearse | The Round Church, Cambridge
Modernization – leaving the village for the cities; industrialization; working outside the home rather than in it; individualism and the severing of community ties – has been the defining human experience of the past two and a half centuries. This has had profound consequences for our sense of identity, and has opened the door to the rise of modern ideologies: secular metanarratives that claim meta-explanatory powers. It has also transformed what the past means for ordinary people – with consequences for how we view the present and the future. This lecture will explore some of the more important challenges this presents for a coherent, Christian view of the world, and of ourselves.
Recovering the past, challenging the present,
shaping the future
Since 2001 Christian Heritage has been based at the Round Church (c.1130) in the centre of historic Cambridge. We exist to explore the relationship between faith and culture, and how Christianity has shaped Cambridge and Western civilisation.