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Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lectures
Cardinal Basil Hume
"The first lecture"
The Rt Revd Simeon Nkoane CR
“Spirituality in a Violent Society”
Dame Janet Baker
“Spirituality and Music”
The Revd Professor Rowan Williams
“On Being Creatures”
The Very Revd Alan Jones
“For Their Sakes I Consecrate Myself: Priesthood and the search for a credible Catholicism”
“The Spiritual in Art”
The Revd John Fenton
“John of the Cross and the Gospel according to Mark”
“He Made the Stars Also…”
The Revd David Conner
“Christian Counsel and the Meaning of Wholeness”
The Most Revd Richard Holloway DD
“Deconstructing the Church’s Ministry”
“When Shall We Live?”
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Habgood
“Waiting for God”
Canon Eric James FKC
“Spirituality, Shakespeare and Royalty”
The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
“Who is to judge? The role of the judiciary in ethical issues”
The Revd Canon Dr Martyn Percy
A Knowledge of Angles: How spiritual are the English?”
Professor Stephen Clark
“Deep Time: Does It Matter?”
The Revd Mark Oakley
“Spiritual Society, Secular Church? Private prayer and public religion”
The Revd Professor Duncan B Forrester
“Beyond Racism and Sectarianism: Is Religion the Problem or the Solution?”
Father Timothy Radcliffe OP
“The Crisis of Truth Telling in our Society”
The Revd Nicholas Holtam
“A Room with a View: The Aspiration of a Parish Church”
The Very Revd Vivienne Faull
“A New Song in a Strange Land: the contribution of women to the priestly ministry of the Church”
The Revd Canon Prof Richard A. Burridge
“Being Biblical? Slavery, Sexuality, and the Inclusive Community”
The Revd Canon Dr Jane Shaw
“The Mystical Turn: Religious Experience in the Modern World”
The Revd Professor Alister McGrath
“Religious and Scientific Faith: The Case of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species”
The Rt Revd the Lord Harries of Pentregarth
“The End of the Permissive Society? Towards a Christian Understanding of the Common Good”
The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres KCVO
“The Word in Print: Does the King James Bible have a Future?”
The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby
“Mis-Establishment: Locating, and re-locating, the Church of England”
Professor Dame Averil Cameron FBA FKC
“Constantine’s Vision and the Church Today: From the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD312) to the Twenty-First Century”
The Revd Dr Sam Wells
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The Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector
“Blessed are the Hypocrites?”Saying sorry in a tell-all age
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Professor Sir Roger Scruton
"The Sacred, the Profane and the Desecrated"
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'Faith & Imagination: How the Arts speak to the reality of the Unseen'
Listen to the lecture by Salley Vickers
The Revd Richard Coles FKC
'Beating the Bounds: Parish Ministry & Spirituality Today'
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Sir James MacMillan
'The Most Spiritual of the Arts: Music, Modernity, and the Search for the Sacred'
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'Money, Bias and the Geography of the Heart'
Listen to the lecture by Loretta Minghella
The Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis
‘Securing a Europe of peace, freedom and justice’
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An annual public lecture on spirituality and pastoral theology.
The Very Revd Eric Symes Abbott was Chaplain to King's College London from 1932 to 1936.