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RUSSLR Oration 2016: Spirituality in Times of Social Change

The Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR) at the Adelaide Law School, in conjunction with Pilgrim Uniting Church invite you to the annual law and religion oration. This year, our experts will be talking on the Spirituality in Times of Social Change.

This year’s oration will be delivered by Professor Christo Lombard from the University of South Africa with a supporting panel of Rev James McEvoy from the Australian Catholic University Dr Liz Boase from the Flinders University School of Theology.

RUSSLR Oration 2016: Spirituality in Times of Social Change

The talk will highlight the impact of social and political changes, in both ancient Israel and in modern democratic, on the role of religion within society. The motivations of the changes in the place of God over time will be discussed. A comparison of these two historical developments may provide some perspective on how we might reconceptualise the relationship of law, religion and society for our time. Read more.
Date: Monday 26 September 2016
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: Pilgrim Uniting Church. Supper will follow the oration in the Pilgrim Hall.
Bookings: Admission is $10, unawaged $5. Registration is not essential.

For more information please visit the symposium website.

Professor Christo Lombaard

Christo is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C1-rated researcher in Biblical Spirituality. He is a Professor in Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa (Unisa). Prof Lombaard‘s research interests are in Biblical Spirituality, Post-secularism, Spirituality Theory, Pentateuch Theory, the Patriarchs of Ancient Israel, Religiosity and the Mass Media.

Rev Dr James McEvoy

James McEvoy is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. He lectures in systematic theology, and is a priest of the Adelaide Archdiocese. His current research studies the place of religion in the contemporary West and the church’s understanding of its role and social relationships in that context.

Dr Elizabeth Boase

Liz is the Head of Department and a Supervisor and Lecturer in Old Testament at the School of Theology at Flinders University. Her research interests include the laments of the Hebrew Bible, particularly the book of Lamentations, Bakhtin and biblical studies, trauma and traumatisation in the bible, and ecological hermeneutics. Read more.

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