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1 The Problem of Evil Oxford students discuss the problem posed by the existence of evil in the world to the Christian and Hindu gods. Alice Harberd, Frazer MacDiarmid, Luke Martin, Tilak Parekh 26 Jul 2017
2 Lecture 17: Hume’s “Of Miracles,” Part 1 The second in this series on Hume explicates the details of his argument and gives an explanation of the argument in part one, as well as responses from Hume’s contemporary, William Adam, and the Mathematician Charles Babbage. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
3 Lecture 16: David Hume: Introduction to “Of Miracles” Here begins the discussion of David Hume, especially his essay ‘Of Miracles’ from his Philosophical Essays. This lecture includes differing interpretations for the argument Hume is making in part one of his essay. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
4 Lecture 15: Dodwell and his Critics This lecture wraps up the discussion of Dodwell, containing more of his thoughts, and reactions to them from Philip Doddridge and John Leland, with additional comments on the connection between Dodwell and David Hume. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
5 Lecture 14: Annet and Dodwell This lecture continues Annet’s response to the Tryal of the Witnesses and a rebuttal of him by Charles Moss. Another subject covered is the work of Henry Dodwell Jr and his arguments against using reason as a basis for Christianity. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
6 Lecture 13: Thomas Chubb and Peter Annet This lecture details the ideas of two popular Deists, Thomas Chubb and Peter Annet, as well as responses by Caleb Fleming, Jonathan Edwards, and John Leland. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
7 Lecture 12: Butler’s Analogy of Religion The Anglican Bishop Joseph Butler’s Analogy of Religion, an important and influential work in the Deist controversy, is the content of this lecture. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
8 Lecture 11: Tindal, Conybeare, and Foster This lecture is primarily about the work of the Deist Matthew Tindal, and a possible influence of his in Fleetwood. Also included are his detractors, John Conybeare and James Foster. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
9 Lecture 10: Woolston and Sherlock on the Resurrection The Tryal of the Witnesses of the Resurrection by Thomas Sherlock is the focus of this lecture. Sherlock’s work is a thorough refutation of Woolston’s Sixth Discourse. The Tryal is in the form of a mock trial and was very popular. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
10 Lecture 09: Collins and Woolston on Prophecy and Miracles This lecture continues the discussion of Collins, but also adds the thoughts of Thomas Woolston and his Discourses on the Miracles of Our Saviour. Included also are responses from Chandler and Zachary Pierce. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
11 Lecture 08: Anthony Collins on Free-Thinking and Christianity This lecture focuses on Anthony Collins, one of the major figures in the Deist movement, and includes responses by Bentley, Leland, and Chandler. The modern scholar Richard Hays is discussed as an extension of Chandler’s arguments. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
12 Lecture 07: Shaftesbury on Free-Thinking and Religion This lecture is primarily about the thoughts of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, the Earl of Shaftsbury, with a connection to modern thoughts along the same lines. Also, Shaftesbury’s thoughts are here scrutinized by Brown. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
13 Lecture 06: Early Deism: Early Responses; Toland This lecture continues the early response to Deism with Richard Baxter, including his view of the relationship between faith and reason, plus Locke, Halyburton, and Leslie. The thoughts of the Deist John Toland are also discussed. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
14 Lecture 05: Early Deism: Herbert, Spinoza, Blount This lecture begins a detailed discussion of Deistic thought, starting with the early Deists, Herbert of Cherbury, later plagiarized in Charles Blount’s Reglio Laici, and Baruch Spinoza, with responses from Stillingfleet and Boyle. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
15 Lecture 04: Background: Philosophical and Religious Thought In this lecture Dr McGrew gives a short history of philosophy and religion, especially the lesser known figures, which affected and influenced the thoughts of the authors involved in the Deist controversy. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
16 Lecture 03: Background: History of Science This lecture is a quick summary of the history of science from Aristotle to Newton. Dr McGrew also includes a brief discussion of why the history of science is important to the Deist controversy. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
17 Lecture 02: Background: Civil History of England This lecture is a brief introduction to the political and religious climate in England which set the backdrop to the Deist controversy. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
18 Lecture 01: Introduction: What was the Deist Controversy? The first lecture gives a brief overview of the Deist controversy, what Deism is, and when the controversy was. This also includes an introduction to some of the major authors involved on both sides of the discussion. Timothy McGrew 22 Jun 2017
19 Progress, Providence, Eschaton: Löwith, Blumenberg, and After Speaker: Jean-Claude Monond (ENS) Jean-Claude Monond 19 Jun 2017
20 Ernst Kantorowicz and the Politics of Political Theology Speaker: Martin Ruehl (University of Cambridge) Martin Ruehl 19 Jun 2017
21 Surrealism’s Political-Theological Afterlife: Benjamin—Blumenberg—Taubes Speaker: Julia Ng (Goldsmith's) Julia Ng 19 Jun 2017
22 Faith and Superstition from an Islamic Perspective In light of the Power and Protection Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford, this talk addresses the fundamental principles of faith, and how the Islamic tradition deals with and defines superstition. Tariq Ramadan, Francesca Leoni 25 Nov 2016
23 Creative Commons Going Beyond Evil in Theory, Politics and Practice Max Muir (University of Oxford) gives a talk in session 3 Demonologies of the Soul – Beyond Evil, part of the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Max Muir 13 Sep 2016
24 Creative Commons ‘“Political Theology” or “Occasional Decisionism”? On the Formal Character of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology’ Bruno Godefroy (Universities of Erlangen and Lyon) gives a talk in Session 2: Political (Dis-) Orders, part of the Political Demonologies conference held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Bruno Godefroy 13 Sep 2016
25 Creative Commons The Dialectics of Individualism and Totalitarianism in Charles de Koninck, David Foster Wallace, and Michel Houellebecq Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist. (Heiligenstift, Austria), gives the first talk in Session 2: Political (Dis-) Orders, part of the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Edmund Waldstein 13 Sep 2016
26 Creative Commons Modernist Myths of the Fall Henry Mead (Teesside University) gives the third talk in Session 1, (Demono-) Logics, at the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Henry Mead 13 Sep 2016
27 Creative Commons The Nightmare that Dreams: The Soul and Nihilism - Opening Keynote Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham) gives the opening keynote in the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College Oxford on 20the May 2016. Conor Cunningham 13 Sep 2016
28 Creative Commons Tagore and the theology of the global Professor Pradip Dutta speaks on Tagore at the South Asia Seminar Pradip Dutta 16 Jun 2016
29 A Dose of Wittgenstein Mark Siderits (Seoul National University emeritus) gives the eleventh talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop. Mark Siderits 13 Aug 2015
30 Linguistic and Philosophical Integration of Madhyamaka: Some Reflections Mattia Salvini (Mahidol University) gives the tenth talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop. Mattia Salvini 13 Aug 2015
31 Ninth talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop Parimal Patil (Harvard University), gives the ninth talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop. Parimal Patil 13 Aug 2015
32 Quantum Mechanics and Deep Interconnectness Michel Bitbol (Centre Nationale de la Recherce Scientifique, Paris), gives the eighth talk in the New Madhaymaka workshop. Michel Bitbol 13 Aug 2015
33 Perspectivalism and Madhyamaka Charles Goodman, (Binghampton University), gives the sixth talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop. Charles Goodman 13 Aug 2015
34 The Fifth Corner of Four Graham Priest, (Graduate Centre, City University of New York), gives the fourth talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop. Graham Priest 13 Aug 2015
35 Madhyamaka, Consciousness and Mental Causation Sonam Thakchoe (University of Tasmania), gives the third talk in the New Madhymaka workshop Sonam Thakchoe 13 Aug 2015
36 Modern Philosophical Tools and Classic Madhyamaka Texts Jay Garfield (Yale/National University of Singapore) gives the second talk in the New Madhyamaka workshop. Jay Garfield 13 Aug 2015
37 Introduction to the New Madhyamaka workshop Jan Westerhoff, Associate Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Oxford, introduces The New Madhyamaka workshop. Jan Westerhoff 13 Aug 2015
38 Creative Commons 'A Jew in his heart': The Reception of Disraeli's Judaism A dynamic exploration of shifts in historical writing about Disraeli's Judaism between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Megan Kearney 08 Jul 2015
39 Henry Adams, Henry James, and Minnie Temple: The Pursuit of the Real at the Turn of the 20th Century A lecture by Amy Hollywood. Amy Hollywood 18 Jun 2015
40 The Real, the True, and Critique: Mysticism in the Study of Religion A lecture by Amy Hollywood with response from Vincent Gillespie and Joana Serrado. Amy Hollywood, Vincent Gillespie, Joana Serrado, Kate Kilpatrick 18 Jun 2015
41 Creative Commons Foreign correspondent Bethany Bell (Keble, 1987) BBC journalist Bethany Bell shares her love of Vienna and talks about her experiences as a reporter in this first interview in a new podcast series. Bethany Bell 19 May 2015
42 Faith and Wisdom in Science A Book at Lunchtime discussion with Tom McLeish, Sally Shuttleworth, John Christie and Ard A. Louis Tom McLeish, Sally Shuttleworth, John Christie, Ard Louis 19 Feb 2015
43 Creative Commons 5. Sacrifice in the Vedic Religions Professor Gavin Flood talks to Tim Howles about his chapter 'Sacrifice as Refusal' Gavin Flood, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
44 Creative Commons 4. Human Sacrifice in the Mesoamerican Cultures Dr Laura Rival talks to Tim Howles about her chapter 'The Aztec Sacrificial Complex' Laura Rival, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
45 Creative Commons 3. Henri Hubert, Marcel Mauss and Sacrifice Dr Nick Allen talks to Tim Howles about his chapter 'Using Hubert and Mauss to think about Sacrifice' Nick Allen, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
46 Creative Commons 2. Sacrifice, Self-Destructive Love and Feminism Dr Pamela Sue Anderson talks to Tim Howles about her chapter 'Sacrifice as Self-Destructive Love: Why Autonomy should still matter to Feminists' Pamela Sue Anderson, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
47 Creative Commons 1. An Introduction to Sacrifice and Modern Thought Dr Johannes Zachhuber talks to Tim Howles about his chapter 'Modern Discourse on Sacrifice and its Theological Background’ Johannes Zachhuber, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
48 Creative Commons Conceptualizing new age and neopagan ritual (17 May 2013) In this seminar, Professor Michael Houseman (l'École pratique des hautes études, Paris) presents a brief analysis of several small ceremonies to make a theoretical argument about ritual in a new age and neopagan context. Michael Houseman 13 Nov 2013
49 Creative Commons Early Modern Catholicism Network Clare Copeland and Jan Machielsen talk about a new hub to encourage, enhance, and promote research touching on all aspects of early modern Catholicism from across the academic disciplines. Jan Machielsen, Clare Copeland 24 May 2013
50 Creative Commons What Makes a Belief Believable? Graham Ward Inaugural Lecture Graham Ward is the Regius Professor Divinity, Christ Church, University of Oxford and a Canon of the Cathedral. Here, he gives his inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Divinity on What makes a belief believable. Graham Ward 22 May 2013
51 Creative Commons Biblical Criticism and the Decline of America's Biblical Civilisation, 1865-1918: 2013 Astor Lecture The Faculty of Theology and Religion will host Professor Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame) as the Astor Lecturer in Trinity Term 2013. Mark Noll 22 May 2013
52 The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin The Archbishop of Canterbury, Prof. Richard Dawkins and Sir Anthony Kenny took part in a discussion titled "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin". Held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford in Feb 2012. Richard Dawkins, Rowan Williams, Anthony Kenny 28 Feb 2012
53 Thinking with Christians: Doing Ecclesiastical History in a secular age Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Christ Church, University of Oxford, gives the Inaugural Lecture on the 18th May 2011. Sarah Foot 31 May 2011
54 Creative Commons Neuroscience and the Soul Professor Roger Scruton gives a talk for the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion on the 21st October, 2010. Roger Scruton 16 May 2011
55 Reconciling Islam and Modern Science: from schizophrenia to harmony (18 Nov 2010) Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics, American University of Sharjah, gives a talk for the Ian Ramsay Seminar series on 18th November 2010. Nidhal Guessoum 18 Apr 2011
56 Creative Commons The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (10 Feb 2011) Iain McGilchrist gives a talk for the Ian Ramsay Seminar series on 10th February 2011. Iain McGilchrist 18 Apr 2011
57 Creative Commons Early Tudor England: A People's Reformation? From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. The english Reformation has often been seen as am 'act of state', imposed on the people. How true was that? How soon did the English people buy into the huge success story that was he reformation in northern Europe? Diarmaid MacCulloch 25 Oct 2010
58 Acknowledgements Acknowledgements and credits for the podcast series Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Contemporary Perspectives. Daniel Nicolae 12 Oct 2010
59 Hospitals and Madness (Respondents) Respondents to Peregrine Horden's lecture: Hospitals and Madness. Matthew Broome, Afzal Javed 12 Oct 2010
60 Hospitals and Madness (Key Lecture) Last of four key lectures, delivered by Peregrine Horden, Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London. Peregrine Horden 12 Oct 2010
61 Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History (Respondents) Respondents to Geert Jan der Gelder's lecture:, Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History. Neel Burton, Katherine Angel 12 Oct 2010
62 Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History (Key Lecture) Third of four key lectures delivered by Geert Jan van Gelder, Laudian Professor of Arabic, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. Geert Jan van Gelder 12 Oct 2010
63 Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Respondents) Respondents to Hinrich Biesterfeldt's lecture: Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam. Athar Yawar, M Quasim 12 Oct 2010
64 Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Key Lecture) Second of four key lectures, delivered by Hinrich Biesterfeldt, Professor of Islam Studies Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Hinrich Biesterfeldt 12 Oct 2010
65 Cognition, Religion and Theology Justin Barrett gives a talk for the Cognition, Religion and Theology Project Conference, held at Merton College on the 28th-30th June 2010. Justin Barrett 12 Jul 2010