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The In-Gathering of Strangers: Global Justice and Political Theology

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 6:30pm

The Centre is delighted to announce that the McDonald Lectures 2018 will be delivered by Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, where he also serves as Chair of the Council of the Humanities and sits with the Executive Committee of the University Center for Human Values.  Prof Gregory is the author of Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and articles in a variety of edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Studies in Christian Ethics, Harvard Theological Review, and Augustinian Studies.

Prof Gregory's interests include religious and philosophical ethics, theology, political theory, law and religion, and the role of religion in public life. In 2007 he was awarded Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.  A graduate of Harvard College, he earned an M.Phil. and Diploma in Theology from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and his doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has received fellowships from Notre Dame, Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University School of Law.

The lectures will take place at 5pm in the Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, on the following dates:

Tuesday 24 April -- ‘Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism Today: An Augustinian Perspective’

Wednesday 25 April -- 'Good Samaritans of the Entire World: Humanitarian Ethics and What We Owe to Whom' 

Tuesday 1 May -- ‘The Grace of Doing Something: In Defence of Intervention' 

Wednesday 2 May -- ‘No Nation Has Clean Hands: Tragedy and the End of Obligation'