Sheffield Cathedral in partnership with the University of Sheffield
God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics
This is a series of interdisciplinary talks, intended for a general audience. The series will consider the relation between religious thinking and traditions on the one hand, and ethics on the other. While most ethical traditions have a religious background, the increasing secularization of modern society has put this connection in question. These talks will consider how far ethical issues can be illuminated by coming at them through a religious context, and vice versa, as well as the history of the interconnection.
All are welcome, and there is no need to register attendance.
See the full programme and details of past events on the website
The Cathedral Coffee Shop opens from 6.30pm, serving tea, coffee, wine and light refreshments.
Talks and discussion 7.30pm–9pm, Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA
Tuesday 3 July: St Paul's Letters from the Prison - An Ethical Review
Minna Shkul (Department of Philosophy and SIIBS, University of Sheffield)
The lecture will focus on St Paul's prison letters, examining these as a farewell speech that provide Christ-followers with guidance on tradition, godly life and ethics. Having first discussed these instructions in their historical context in the Roman world, the paper will examine if these disputed letters are 'ethical' for 21st century readers, focusing on religiosity, ethnicity and gender, in particular.