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    2019

    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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Christ and the University

Project Abstract

The University is a unique institution, and a symbol of knowledge and culture. Historically, it has been an unmistakably religious institution, committed to a belief in and a pursuit of truth, as revealed in God’s Word (Scripture) and by God’s works (nature). It has aspired both to push back the boundaries of human understanding through research, and to pass on the fruits of learning through education. Today this dual mission is under heavy fire, and the very notion of a unified field of knowledge is considered passé. The Christ and the University Project aims to explore the Christian origins of the University, assess the ramifications of the loss of these religious roots and imagine what the University could be if its Christian heritage was to ground it once again. By attending to past, present and future dimensions of the relationship between the University and Christian faith, the Christ and the University Project is aimed at a multi-faceted reassessment of what the University can and should be.

Email the Research Coordinator, Joshua Kellard:
joshua.kellard@christianheritage.org.uk

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