I recently spent some time in Oxford, and had the chance to chat with Dr Kate Tomas. We had spoken before, about her research, but this was an opportunity to see where her, now completed, doctoral research had taken her. She was looking particularly at the way the Catholic Church tends to treat female mystics…
In this section from our 2006 DVD, University of Gloucestershire staff discuss what types of Evil exist (moral, natural), the idea of an omnipotent God, and Dave Webster looks at St Augustine’s attempt to show us that evil is not a ‘thing’, but a privation of the good – a deficiency, rather than a presence..
In an excerpt from a 2006 DVD we made, staff from the University of Gloucestershire consider the nature of evil, and the place of sin, in the Christian understanding of it. This is only an introduction, but may stimulate some discussion..
Part 1 of a series of 4..
I had the privilege of visiting the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge a few days ago – and took the chance to speak with Dr Beth Singler. I first interviewed her in a 2014 video, when she was still researching her doctorate. Now she has completed – I wanted to see where her research led her, in examining Indigo Children:
Interview by Dr Dave Webster.
Our video-interviews are normally quite short, but I took the opportunity of chatting (via Skype) to Skye Cleary in New York, to have an extended conversation with her about the ideas in her book Existentialism and Romantic Love.
Skye talks about the key thinkers she makes use of in the book, and about traditional romantic ideas of your ‘soulmate’, and ends with 5 Tips for those thinking about romance.
You can also hear Dr Cleary, and two other philosophers, in conversation about romantic love on Australia’s ABC Radio Network Show The Philosopher’s Zone HERE.