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Jazz is essentially improvisational and, at its purest, does not work from a fixed score. It is pure music-making and requires courage and technical skill. It listens to the other musicians and does not try to impose a pre-arranged score upon them. Could jazz serve as a metaphor for an approach to ethics and theology that tries to respond to the circumstances of the time without being too bound to any pre-assigned script? This lecture will examine the ethical traditions that influence the way we think about the new challenges that face us, and suggests a possible way forward.

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This event was on Thu, 06 Nov 1997


Professor Richard Holloway

Professor of Divinity

Richard Holloway was the Gresham Professor of Divinity between 1997 and 2001.

Professor Holloway was educated at Kelham Theological College, Edinburgh Theological College and the...

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