At the annual New College Lectures 2005, the Hon John Anderson argued that thoughtful Christian involvement is necessary for the survival of the state. The article published in 2007 Case #13 followed on from his lecture.
The Early Text of the New Testament (Book Review
Making Sure the Story Comes True
Mike and Nikki Thompson
Lord of the Rings and Salvation
A paper first presented by Dr Kirsten Birkett, at Creation, redemption and Lord of the Rings . A CASE seminar at New College, 10 March 2004
In 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes published a seminal essay in the journal Science entitled ‘The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change’. In it, Oreskes reported the results of a survey of 928 abstracts published in refereed scientific journals between 1993 and 2003. Of those abstracts, 75% supported the prevailing view among the scientific community that most of the observed warming of the earth’s atmosphere was due to an increase in
This is a timely book for people who want to reflect on assumptions underlying cultural discourses and codes of conduct about proselytizing in Australia. Its central aim is to answer objections frequently raised against proselytizing, defend the possibility of ethical forms of proselytizing, and develop criteria to distinguish between ethical and unethical forms of proselytizing.
Truth, Beauty and Goodness Reframed, by Howard Gardner, is a fresh examination of the three traditional virtues in light of postmodern scepticism and the increasing influence of the new social media. The magisterial quality of this work is undeniable, with Gardner drawing on decades of research, writing and teaching in the areas of psychology and education. Prompted by three lectures given at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2008, Gardner’s
The ideas of ‘excellence’ and ‘education’ are not strangers. It would be difficult to find a school or university that did not claim some connection with ‘excellence’ on its website. It’s one of those words that gives prospective students (or their parents) a positive image of the institution: it is surely right that a school should pursue excellence, and if there is evidence that it succeeds in this pursuit as well, all the better.
Any comprehensive apologetic for the Christian faith in a late-modern Western context will need to include a response of some sort to the widely-held suspicion that Christianity (both Christianity in general and conservative Christianity in particular) is responsible for perpetuating a domestic enslavement of women.
Is our work worthwhile? If so, why, and in what ways? Andrew Laird seeks to answer these questions by looking at various facets of human work and its impact on this world, from the perspective of our relationship to God and his creation.