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 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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