TV is the most popular form of entertainment today. Everyday millions of people turn on and watch. But what are we watching and what do those programmes tell us about the contemporary self - our values, desires and hopes? This lecture examines 3 programmes - the X-Factor, 10 Years Younger and The Wire - and asks 'what do they reflect to us?'
Language: English Format: MP3 File size: 18.2MB Catalogue number: 444 Date of lecture: 05/03/2010
Many voices in our culture extol the value of authenticity. But what does it mean to be authentic? Does it mean being real, genuine, not fakeâ€”completely honest? Or is our current use of the word closer to the Latin root author, i.e. to be your own author, true to yourself no matter what? This lecture will explore these definitions of authenticity as a way of approaching an even bigger question: Is God â€˜I amâ€™ or am I?
Language: English Format: MP3 File size: 28.6MB Catalogue number: 1700 Date of lecture: 27/10/2017
What Has Wittenberg to Do with Florence? The Birth of Modern Times
After five centuries of history, the principles and beliefs of the Protestant Reformation and the Renaissance are still at work in our society. This lecture will look back to these movements to discern their similarities, tensions, and contribution to the birth of modernity.
Language: English Format: MP3 File size: 30.7MB Catalogue number: 1699 Date of lecture: 10/11/2017
The United States of America is currently one of the most influential nations on earth, shaping culture, econimcs and politics for much of the world. This lecture looks at the history and culture of the United States in an attempt to understand better its impact on our lives.
Language: English Format: MP3 File size: 16.2MB Catalogue number: 330 Date of lecture: 10/07/2006