John Albert Hall Lectures Fall 2014 - Religion in Focus

A five-part lecture series featuring expert perspectives on the changing role of religion in contemporary society. Support for this series is generously provided by the Anglican Diocese of BC John Albert Hall Trust. POSTER.


Upcoming Lectures

Past Lectures

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Giving Testimony: The Production of Truth in Response to Religious and Traumatic Experience
Tamsin Jones, UVic Religious Studies Program

February 14, 2013

Smoke is Still Rising: The Eclipse of Christianity and Resurgence of Indigenous Spirituality among First Nations in Canada
Taiaiake Alfred, UVic School of Indigenous Governance

March 14, 2013

Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: How Now for Christianity in Canada?
Wendy Fletcher, Professor of Church History, Vancouver School of Theology

March 21, 2013

Representations of Muslim Women: Image and Reality
Zayn R. Kassam, Department of Religious Studies, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

April 4, 2013

Spiritual But Not Religious: Navel Gazing or a New Paradigm for Religious Faith in Modern Times?
Siobhan Chandler, Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Religion and Culture

Past Lecturers

2011/12 - Pamela Klassen
Testimonials of the Spirit: Christianity, Media and the Politics of Confession

2010 - Kwok Pui Lan
Postcolonialism and Christianity

2009 - Janet Soskice, University of Cambridge
Tales from Sinai

2008 - John Polkinghorne, University of Cambridge
Theology in the Context of Science

2007 - Sarah Coakley, University of Cambridge
Flesh and Blood: The Eucharist, Desire and Gender

2006 - Keith Ward, University of Oxford
The Place and Authority of Scripture in World Religions

2005 - Jeffrey Stout, Princeton University
The Spirit of Democracy: Responsibility and Religion in a Secular Polity

2004- Peter Erb, Wilfrid Laurier University
Murder, Manners, and Mystery: Presentations of Faith in Contemporary Detective Fiction

2003 - Brian Blount, Princeton Theological Seminary
There's Power in the Blood: Wreaking Weakness in Revelation

2002 - Eileen Schuller, McMaster University
What Have We Learned From the Dead Sea Scrolls?

2001 - Peter Richardson, University of Toronto
Religion and Architecture in the Roman East

2000 - Timothy Gorringe, University of Exeter
In the Realm of the Senses, Incarnation, Ethics adn Aesthetics

1999 - Terrance Penelhum, University of Calgary
Christian Ethics and Human Nature

1998 - J. Wentzel van Huyssteenm, Princeton Theological Seminary
Science and Religion: Duet or Duel

1997 - John Barton, Oxford University
Ethics and the Old Testament

1996 - Morna Hooker, Cambridge University
Beginnings: Keys that Open the Gospels