Tells Me… So?


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Saturday 28th April 2007





The Bible Tells Me… So?


Two talks by Keith Ward

Talk 1


Is the Gospel, gospel?

Can we take the bible literally? 
Does it always say what it appears to say?  
How can we tell? 

Keith Ward will offer some simple and surprising insights into how to read and interpret scripture.

Talk 2


What Difference Does Christianity Make to Morality?

Do the Bible’s laws and sayings belong to the past or can scripture be applied to how we live our everyday lives? 
Is it possible to read the Bible in a way which is relevant to moral decision making?

Keith Ward

Keith Ward is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Oxford and Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London.

He is Joint President of the World Congress of Faiths.
He is one of Britain's leading philosopher-theologians and a well-known author and broadcaster.

Professor Ward's lectures will concern the subject matter of his book;

What the Bible really teaches: a Challenge for Fundamentalists.

He will offer us ways of reading and interpreting the Bible and explore Biblical teaching on some controversial ethical issues. Professor Ward suggests that the Bible often teaches the exact opposite of what people usually believe.


The Garden Room

Vienna Woods Hotel

Glanmire, Cork



Registration fee €20, Members €15
Includes coffee/tea at 11.30 & sandwiches & coffee/tea at 13.00



09.30   Registration

09.50   Welcome and Introduction

10.00   Lecture 1

11.00   Questions

11.30   Coffee

12.00   Groups:

                        Initial responses,

                        A question on lecture 1

                        A question leading towards lecture 2

13.00   Lunch

13.45   Lecture 2

14.45   Questions

15.15   Stretch break

15.25   General Forum

15.45 – 16.00 Conclusion






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CTF Committee

Mary Coakley, Stephen Cummins, Anne Francis, Sybil Fuller, Derek Johnston,
Evelyne O’Callaghan, Tom Riordan, John Scanlan