Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/313501
Title:
Jews, Pagans, sceptics and emperors
Authors:
Graham, Elaine L.
Abstract:
Far from becoming marginal to society, religion is returning to public prominence as a significant factor in global politics and civil society. Yet this is not a religious revival by any means, due to the enduring influence of a completely different social and cultural trajectory: of secularism and religious scepticism. We find ourselves between a ‘rock’ of religious resurgence – or at least its renewed visibility – and the ‘hard place’ of secularism. How do we negotiate the unprecedented co-existence of these two discourses? And in particular, how do people of faith give an account of their motivations and values in a world that is more sensitive than ever to religious belief and practice, yet often struggles to accommodate it into secular discourse? I intend to answer this by calling for a renewal of the practice of Christian apologetics: the task of offering a reasoned defence or rationale for one’s faith.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Unpublished presentation given at Chester Theological Society meeting, 25 February 2014.
Publication Date:
25-Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/313501
Additional Links:
http://www.chester.ac.uk/departments/trs/chester-theological-society
Type:
Presentation; Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Elaine L.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T14:48:41Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-28T14:48:41Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-25-
dc.identifier.citationUnpublished presentation given at Chester Theological Society meeting, 25 February 2014.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/313501-
dc.description.abstractFar from becoming marginal to society, religion is returning to public prominence as a significant factor in global politics and civil society. Yet this is not a religious revival by any means, due to the enduring influence of a completely different social and cultural trajectory: of secularism and religious scepticism. We find ourselves between a ‘rock’ of religious resurgence – or at least its renewed visibility – and the ‘hard place’ of secularism. How do we negotiate the unprecedented co-existence of these two discourses? And in particular, how do people of faith give an account of their motivations and values in a world that is more sensitive than ever to religious belief and practice, yet often struggles to accommodate it into secular discourse? I intend to answer this by calling for a renewal of the practice of Christian apologetics: the task of offering a reasoned defence or rationale for one’s faith.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chester.ac.uk/departments/trs/chester-theological-societyen
dc.subjecttheologyen
dc.subjectpublic lifeen
dc.subjectpublic theologyen
dc.titleJews, Pagans, sceptics and emperorsen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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