FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘Love in a Time of Terror’ with Dr James Alison
Thursday 28 September, 6.30-8pm
Royal Qld Geographical Society, 237 Milton Rd, Milton
Abstract: In an age marked by terrorism, much focus is placed on the efforts of police, military and intelligence to prevent or counter violence. But what role is there for love in an age marked by extremist violence? What is erotic love? What is agapeic love? What is “romantic” love? And how can love be understood within a theological anthropology, using René Girard’s mimetic theory?
Biographical information: Dr. James Alison is an internationally acclaimed Catholic theologian, and author of numerous books, including The Joy of Being Wrong, Raising Abel, Knowing Jesus, Faith Beyond Resentment, Undergoing God, and Jesus the Forgiving Victim. For more information, please go to: http://jamesalison.co.uk/
DAY SEMINAR: Girard’s Mimetic Theory: A Short Guide with Dr James Alison
Friday 29 September, 9am-5pm
St Francis’ College, 233 Milton Road, Milton
This seminar provides an introduction to the French-Catholic theorist, René Girard (former professor of Stanford University and member of Académie française), whose theories on desire, violence, religion and Christianity have been ground-breaking.
The seminar will cater for beginners and for those who are more advanced. The seminar will be interactive, with workshops and groups led by Dr James Alison, Rev. Prof. Scott Cowdell (Charles Sturt University), Assoc. Prof. Chris Fleming (Western Sydney University), Dr Carly Osborn (University of Adelaide) and Dr Joel Hodge (Australian Catholic University).
Cost: $100 (unwaged), $70 (concession), free for students.
Book at http://www.trybooking.com/RLYW