This is theï¿½ fourthï¿½ talkï¿½ in aï¿½ series of five Thursday breakfast talks,"Athens and Jerusalem - Must I live under two laws at once?" where Emeritus Prof Edwin Judge explores both the classical and biblical cultural traditions whose interaction have created the distinctive dynamic mix forming Western civilisation. The talk will be held on Thursday, 20 May.
Classical philosophyâs concept of freedom meant to live in harmony with nature, which was expressed in the decrees of fate. For example, Socrates found it reasonable to accept the death penalty which his country imposed on him. By contrast, the biblical apostle James advocated "the ultimate law" as "one for freedom" â which looked beyond the established order to the promise of freedom from penalty under the law and personal fulfilment. The biblical concept of personal freedom through the law will be explored.
Emeritus Prof Judge of Macquarie University is one of the leading academic figures in Australia.
Venue:ï¿½ Silks Coffee Lounge, 170 Phillip St (next to Selborne Chambers).ï¿½
Breakfast from 7:20am, (at own cost), please order by 7.30am âï¿½ï¿½ talks commence 7:40am, conclude 8:20am.
Attendance at this event will attract 0.5 points under the Continuing Professional Development Programme
For more detail see: http://www.citybibleforum.org/sydney-city-legal/
For more information, contact: Peter.Kaldor@citybibleforum.org or Polly.Seidler@citybibleforum.org or ph: (02) 9232 8700.
14 May 2010