A Two-Day Symposium in Honour of Emeritus Professor John Hick

This Symposium, held in honour of Emeritus Professor John Hick, celebrates the contributions of one of most the influential British philosophers of religion of our time. Bookings should be made by February 18th 2011

Start Date:
Thursday 10th March 2011
Start Time:
Orchard Learning Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Selly Oak Campus, Hamilton Drive, Weoley Park Road B29 6QW
Dr. Helen Ingram
0121 415 8332
Sixteen speakers see below for details
£30 (£20 students and concessions)

Hick’s ideas have generated a lively debate among philosophers, scholars of religions and advocates of religious pluralism. He is the author of numerous books and most of his works have been translated into different languages. Hick delivered the Gifford Lectures in 1986-87, and his ground-breaking book An Interpretation of Religion won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 1991. Hick’s advocacy of religious pluralism is grounded in practical realities. He was at the forefront of race relations in Birmingham, and as co-founder of All Faiths for One Race (AFFOR) Hick played a pivotal role in promoting community and inter-faith relations in the 1970s. The Symposium brings together contributions by renowned scholars of international standing (and emerging scholars) who have over the years engaged with Hick’s writings. It will offer an up-to-date coverage of a wide and immensely rich spectrum of views on varied aspects of Hick’s voluminous work. The papers presented at the Symposium will be published as a volume of essays in honour of Professor John Hick (ed. Sharada Sugirtharajah) by Palgrave Macmillan Presenting papers, are Marilyn McCord Adams (University of North Carolina), Rex Ambler (University of Birmingham), Paul Badham (University of Wales), Gavin D’ Costa (University of Bristol), Stephen T. Davis (Claremont McKenna College)., Chester Gillis (Georgetown University), Ursula King (University of Bristol), Paul Knitter (Union Theological Seminary), Julius Lipner (University of Cambridge), Timothy Musgrove (TextDigger Inc., California), Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham), George Newlands (University of Glasgow), Alan Race (St. Philips Centre, Leicester), Perry Schmidt-Leukel (University of Münster), Anastasia Scrutton ( University of Durham), Mary Ann Stenger (University of Louisville), Sharada Sugirtharajah (University of Birmingham), Geoff Teece (University of Birmingham), Zhicheng Wang (Zhejiang University), Keith Ward (Heythrop College)

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