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Naming the divine: A History of the Concept of God

Lecture Type: 
God Across Cultures
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Philip Kennedy
Date: 
Monday, February 28, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Wittgenstein once asked, ‘How do I know that two people mean the same when each says he believes in God?’ This seminar will respond to Wittgenstein’s query by sketching the history of the noun ‘God’, and illustrating how, over time, the noun has accrued some strikingly different meanings.

 
Dr Philip Kennedy is fellow of Mansfield College and Lecturer in Theology in the Theology Faculty. He is author of A Modern Introduction to Theology: New Questions for Old Beliefs. London: I.B. Tauris, 2006; ‘God and Creation’, in Mary Catherine Hilkert and Robert J.
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Philip

Mysterium Horrendum: Mysticism & the Negative Numinous

Lecture Type: 
Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions/Mysticism Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Simon Podmore
Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

According to Rudolf Otto’s ‘Idea of the Holy’, while elements of a so-called ‘mysticism of horror’ are well-acknowledged in Hindu traditions, this remains an under-recognised, yet undeniably present, strain in Western Christian mysticism.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Simon

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