Prideux Lectures with Professor Teresa Morgan

Tuesday 5th May 2020 - Thursday 14th May 2020

The Prideaux Lectures are a joint venture between the Cathedral, Diocese and University of Exeter. The Lectures were endowed by the late Canon S P T Prideaux, to `honour the memory of Bishop John Prideaux of Worcester, a Devon man who from humble origin rose to great heights in the service of learning, his University and the Church’.

This year, we are honoured and delighted to welcome as our lecturer the Revd Prof Teresa Morgan (Professor of Graeco-Roman History at the University of Oxford and a self-supporting priest in the parishes of Littlemore and Sandford-on-Thames).

‘Entrusted with Good News’: The New Testament and the Theology of Trust

Christians are called to put their trust in God and Christ. Trust stands at the heart of Christian faith, and is one of the oldest and most fundamental meanings of the language of faith. We often meet trust language in liturgy, hymns, and prayers, but theologians have taken surprisingly little interest in it. These lectures outline a theology of trust, rooted in the New Testament, which aims to speak to Christians and, through them, to the wider world in the 21st century.

There will be a series of three different lectures:

Lecture 1: Tuesday 5th, 19.30 at Exeter University (Xfi building, Henderson Lecture Theatre)
“Trusting in God and Christ in the New Testament”

Lecture 2: Tuesday 12th, 19.30 at Exeter Cathedral (Chapter House)
“Entrusted with good news: Christian faith and why trust is good news”

Lecture 3: Thursday 14th, 19.30 at Plymouth Marjon University (University Chapel)
“What is life like in a relationship of trust with God and Christ?”

Teresa Morgan is Professor of Graeco-Roman History at the University of Oxford and a self-supporting priest in the parishes of Littlemore and Sandford-on-Thames on the edge of Oxford. She writes about ancient cultural history and the history of ideas, the New Testament and early churches. Her books include Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds, Popular Morality in the Early Roman Empire, and Roman Faith and Christian Faith, Seasons of the Spirit and Every-Person Ministry. She is currently in the middle of a writing a trilogy of studies of early Christian faith.

 

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