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    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.

     

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I’m Not Me: Shame and the Self with St Paul

I’m Not Me: Shame and the Self with St Paul

Is there any good news for the suffering self? For Brené Brown, Houston based ‘vulnerability researcher’ and TED Talk phenomenon, empathy – vulnerability meeting vulnerability – is the only antidote. But Bob Dylan finds something else to say: ‘Thank God, I’m not me.’ This is the route I’ll take, both the ‘thank God’ as this talk will draw on the resources of Christian theology and the ‘I’m not me’ as I’ll suggest that ‘I’ am not the final answer to the question ‘Who am I?’

 

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