Religion and Values in a Liberal State

An exploration of some of the central ideas and principles that make up a liberal democratic society and its associated market economy. The lectures look in detail at what a theological understanding can bring to these ideas and principles. Freedom, justice, rights, community, civic virtue, property and charity – all of these are vitally important ideas and values in understanding modern society and there is a rich tradition of thought, including theological thought, about what they mean and how these meanings should be reflected in institutions. Thinking further on these values will lead to a better understanding of how we are to understand claims about social justice and injustice, poverty and freedom, community and individuality, and rights and obligations in the context of a liberal capitalist society.

Past Lectures In This Series
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Markets in their Place: Moral Values and the Limits of Markets

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 9 October 2012 - 1:00PM
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Markets, Freedom and Choice

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 - 1:00PM
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Just Markets

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - 1:00PM
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Selling Yourself Short: The body, property and markets

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 - 1:00PM
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What’s it Worth? Values, Choice and Commodification

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 9 April 2013 - 1:00PM
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Trust in Markets?

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 - 1:00PM
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Religion: A Challenge to Liberalism

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 - 1:00PM
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Liberalism: A Challenge to Religion

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 1:00PM
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Rights, Law and Religion in a Liberal Society - Lecture One

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - 1:00PM
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Rights, Law and Religion in a Liberal Society - Lecture Two

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 1:00PM
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Religious Identity and Freedom of Expression

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 1:00PM
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Rights and Liberal Interventionism in International Affairs

Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 1:00PM