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The Voice of Faith in the Conversation of Citizens: Stanley Hauerwas: Keynote

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Over four days, our 20 plus speakers – philosophers and theologians, historians and writers, believers and non-believers – will consider what it means to be religious, and what role the voice of faith may legitimately have in the conversations of citizens in a multicultural, democratic state and the community of nations.

Our Friday night keynote address presents the man Time magazine nominated as ‘America’s Best Theologian’. Stanley Hauerwas has been described as ‘contemporary theology’s foremost intellectual provocateur. His depth charges are just as frequently aimed within that world as outside it.’

Whether he is writing about war and peace, medical ethics or the care of the mentally ill, Hauerwas combines unnerving intensity and plain speaking with intellectual subtlety and moral and religious depth.

Following his keynote lecture on ‘The Voice of Faith in the Conversation of Citizens’, Hauerwas will be joined by Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier, Kristina Keneally, to challenge and examine his conclusions and assumptions, with Morag Fraser as participating chair.

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Faith and Culture: The Politics of Belief

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A four-day lecture series from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 June at BMW Edge, Federation Square.