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Seminar 3:
Liturgy, Ethics and Human Wholeness

In his recent book, Christian Moral Realism (Oxford University Press, 2000), Rufus Black concludes that worship lies at the heart of a theologically-grounded ethics, whose central concern is the flourishing of the whole human person in community with both one another and God.

The seminar begins with an outline of the shape of this type of theologically-grounded ethic, before exploring the way in which liturgy transforms our character, enriches our wholeness and enables us to participate more deeply in the life of God. The seminar will work through the different elements of a eucharistic liturgy, examining the distinct ethical function that each plays in shaping our moral character.

Dr Black's theological ethics is recognized as bridging an important ecumenical divide between the natural law tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, with its emphasis on creation as the foundationm of ethics, and a Protestant tradition that founds ethics on a distinctively Christian understanding of the nature of God, reality and the future.

Date Saturday 20 April
Time 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (Note Times)
Venue St Peter's Church, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Note: this seminar does not include lunch.
Conductor Dr Rufus Black
ethicist and theologian, formerly lecturer in ethics at
United Faculty of Theology, Minister in the Uniting Church
of Australia, currently Associate with international
management consultants McKinsey and Company.

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