An upcoming event at the Centre for Theology and Ministry will be looking at relationships between different faith communities.
Professor Mike Higton will examine how faith groups need to find ways of disagreeing well with each other – ways of exploring and understanding their differences, and discovering how those differences can become fruitful for them.
Professor Higton will explore what it means to disagree well, drawing on his long-term involvement in a practice of inter-faith dialogue called Scriptural Reasoning.
For those interested in and addressing themselves to the challenges of living in a multi-faith world, this lecture will be an opportunity to reflect on how the different faiths might engage with each other through shared reading of their respective Scriptures.
Monday August 4th, 7.30pm
Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres, Parkville
Professor Higton will also lead a lunchtime seminar looking at higher education and discipleship.
Mike Higton is Professor of Theology and Ministry at the University of Durham. A major interpreter of Postliberal theology, his recent research has been in the area of Higher Education resulting in his highly original A Theology of Higher Education (Oxford, 2012). From 2010 to 2013 he was Co-director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme in the University of Cambridge where he was responsible for research programmes bringing together scholars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and helping to develop associated public education projects. He will be visiting the Centre for Theology and Ministry as the JD Northey Lecturer.
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