Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

What Would Jesus Do? Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West

Professor Alec Ryrie

Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West Europe and North America are now marginal in global Protestant Christianity, but they remain the vital test-bed of how this religion and post-industrial society can, or cannot, adapt to each other. This lecture will explain how, following the moral trauma of the Second World War, Christianity has produced both a bold, sometimes self-defeating liberalism, and also a newly assured but politically compromised conservatism; and explore the deep continuities connecting the two, and how they continue to shape the contemporary world. 

Alec Ryrie is Visiting Gresham Professor in the History of Religion. He is also Professor of the History of Christianity and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow at Durham University.  

His first series of lectures as Visiting Gresham Professor in the History of Religion will be delievered under the title The History and Legacy of Protestant Christianity.

Current Gresham Professor of History of religion

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14 April 2016

What Would Jesus Do? Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West
Professor Alec Ryrie

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