Cathedral Spring Lectures 2020

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God and Great Britain, Exploring Religious Thought in National Crisis, from the Civil War to Brexit

A series of 5 Lectures: all are free to attend but booking in advance is essential via the the Cathedral website or the Cloisters Shop.

9 January, 6.30pm, Vicars Hall, The Reformation of the Heart: Revolution and Mystical Spirituality in 17th Century Britain Dr Sarah Apetrei, Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford, explores how religious thinkers responded to the Civil Wars in the British Isles in the seventeenth century.

30 January, 6.30pm, Vicars Hall, Radical Christianity in an Age of Revolution: The Prophetic Visions of William Blake and Mary Wollstonecraft. Canon Dr Dan Inman, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral, explores how religious thinkers imaginatively responded to the social upheaval of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and how this might inform our response to the digital revolution.

5 March, 6.30pm, Vicars Hall, Owen Barfield and the Secret History of Christianity: Rethinking Religion after the First World War. Dr Mark Vernon, psychotherapist and broadcaster and author of The Secret History of Christianity explores the thought of Owen Barfield in the years after the First World War.

19 March, 6.30pm, Vicars Hall, The Church of England and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor, Darby Fellow in Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford, explores how the Church responded to, and was a catalyst for, the sexual revolution and secularization in 1960s Britain.

23 April, 6.30pm, Cathedral Nave, 'God and Great Britain: Faith and the Nation Today. Canon Dr John Hall was the thirty-eighth Dean of Westminster and reflects in our final lecture in our spring series on the condition of the nation and the Christian faith today.


9 January - 23 April


Chichester, West Sussex