The Future of Faith lecture series - Paul Rasor

The Future of Faith lecture series - Paul Rasor

‘The Challenge of Liberal Theology in a time of declining liberalism’.

  • Start Date: Saturday 6th October 2018
  • Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Location: Rawtenstall Unitarian Church and Unity Centre, Bank Street, Rawtenstall. Rossendale BB4 7QY. Lancashire
  • Speakers: Paul Rasor
  • Host: Unitarians of the Lancashire Collaborative Ministry and Pendle Hill Quakers. Supported by the Progressive Christianity Network
  • Cost: Free of charge but donations to cover refreshement costs would be appreciated.
Add to Calendar 06/10/2018 11:00 AM 06/10/2018 3:15 PM Europe/London The Future of Faith lecture series - Paul Rasor

‘The Challenge of Liberal Theology in a time of declining liberalism’.

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Liberalism,religious and otherwise, is under siege. Many liberal congregations are in decline; authoritarian impulses infest our social and political cultures; fake news and shrill slogans drown out reasoned argument and nuance; meanness and stinginess overpower openness and generosity. What kind of liberal theology is possible in these circumstances? Paul Rasor will argue that liberal theology today must be a theology of resistance, radical inclusiveness, and liberation.

Paul Rasor taught law, theology and religious studies for 30 years at American institutions, most recently as professor at Virginia Wesleyan College.  He is currently visiting professor of law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His books include: Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square; and Faith without Certainty: Liberal Theology in the 21st Century. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.

LUNCH - BRING AND SHARE

…. No entry charge, but donations to cover costs will be requested. The day will open with the lecture, to be followed by workshops and panel discussion, to end by 3.15pm. Tea and coffee will be available.

TRANSPORT:  The X43 bus running between Manchester and Skipton stops opposite the church.   There is parking in nearby streets and car parks.  (A train service runs on Saturdays between Bury and Rawtenstall.)

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