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Imagining the Divine: Thinking about Questions of Religion

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH
The Headley Lecture Theatre

The panel discussion addresses key questions about the world’s oldest religions in connection with the ‘Imagining the Divine’ exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum. Topics range from theological, to philosophical and art history, questions concerning, for example, the origins of religion, the development of religious imagination and art, different modes of visually representing the unseen and their meaning for us today.

Speakers: Professor Jaś Elsner, Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, Professor of Late Antique Art and Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art, Faculty of Classics

Professor Anna Marmodoro, Chair of Metaphysics, Department of Philosophy, Durham University; Research Fellow & Associate Faculty Member, Corpus Christi College and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Dr Tim Mawson, Edgar Jones Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, St Peter's College, University of Oxford

Professor Graham Ward, Chair of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Regius Professor of Divinity, Professor Extraordinarius University of Stellenbosch, Christ Church, University of Oxford

Dr Roxana Baiasu, Tutorial Fellow, Stanford University Centre in Oxford, the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford

For more information, contact:

Oxford Philosophy Forum Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu, Dr Nicholas Bunnin and  Professor Stephen Mulhall.

This event is free to attend. Bring your sandwich lunch, sit back, relax and share your thoughts on the topic in the discussion

This event is organised in association with the Stanford University Centre in Oxford, the Forum and the Ashmolean Museum.

Contact name: 
Dr Roxana Baiasu
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