Chaplaincy Lecture 2015

Chaplaincy Lecture 2015

Dr. Philip Cook

Speaker Dr. Philip Cook
Type Lectures & Talks
When 16 Mar 2015, 05:30PM - 06:30PM
Venue Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact chaplaincy@le.ac.uk or 0116 285 6493

The Chaplaincy is pleased to welcome Dr. Phil Cook back to Leicester to deliver this lecture.

Summarising his lecture, Dr Cook said: "Faith communities have a unique contribution to make to politics: a spiritual contribution, as distinct from the doctrinal. The orientation towards listening of the contemplative spiritual traditions has two major benefits: first it counteracts the aggressive cacophony of adversarial politics and also the egoism of market-based society; second, it provides a testimony to crucial dimensions of secular politics, namely attitudes and commitments necessary for justice. I will look at debates in political theory about justice as either an institutional virtue or a personal virtue, and argue that the personal virtue is a necessary condition for social justice, and the characteristics of a spiritual life listening to God embody the generosity, and self-effacement required for justice."

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