Book of the first Ebor Lectures series now available
In Liberating Texts? representatives of the
great three Abrahamic faiths reflect on the use and abuse of
scriptures in public life. They ask: How can sacred texts be
used to encourage respectful conversation and interaction among
people of different faiths? How can the scriptures be
interpreted in ways that illuminate and enhance public life?
How do people negotiate their religious identity in relation to the
meaning of their scriptures in ways that are both faithful to
tradition and open to new insight? And how can sacred texts
contribute to the way we deal with the key concerns of public life
hope, liberation, justice, identity and truth?
The distinguished list of contributors comprises: John Sentamu,
Archbishop of York; David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at the
University of Cambridge; Ataullah Siddiqui, Director of Markfield
Institute of Higher Education; Frances Young, Emeritus Professor of
Theology at the University of Birmingham and a Fellow of the
British Academy; Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Professor of Judaism at the
University of Wales (Lampeter); and Shirley Williams, former Leader
of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
Sebastian Kim is Professor of Theology and Public Life at York
St John University, Jonathan Draper is Canon Theologian of York
Minster and chairs the Ebor Lectures Committee.
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