Remembering Stuff!
Leon Morris Lecture in NT Studies

When: Tuesday 17 September, 5:30 pm refreshments for 6 pm start

Venue: Ridley College

Speaker: Dr John Dickson

Why the ancients had better memories than we do, and how that helped the early church.

The people of the ancient world valued memory as a central organ of the intellectual life. They talked about memory. They trained the memory. They believed memory was the foundation of creativity. Into this world the first Christians proclaimed their message about a recently crucified and raised teacher, healer, and Lord of the world. Like the philosophical clubs before them and the synagogues around them, churches treasured the apostles’ remembrances of Jesus, and found ways to commit those traditions to memory with vigour and accuracy.

Dr John Dickson was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He now works as an author, speaker, historian and media presenter. He teaches a course on the historical Jesus at the University of Sydney and is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. More recently, John Dickson was also appointed as a Distinguished Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Public Christianity at Ridley College.

On the night, you’ll also get the opportunity to hear more about God of All Comfort, a book written by Ridley Faculty member, Scott Harrower.

In God of All Comfort, Scott Harrower addresses difficult questions head on. Using the Gospel of Matthew as a backdrop, he argues for a Trinitarian approach to horrors, showing how God in his triune nature reveals himself to those who have experienced trauma. He explores the many ways God relates restoratively with humanity, showing how God’s light shines through the darkness of trauma.

Event program

5:30 pm Refreshments and networking
6:00 pm Book Launch – God of All Comfort by Scott Harrower
6:30 pm Remembering Stuff! Lecture


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