In June 2016, Sacred Heart Cathedral launched the annual Cathedral Lecture as a means of promoting dialogues between the Church and the Society in which it lives.
The second annual Cathedral Lecture will be held on Wednesday 21 June 2017 commencing at 6pm (with gathering from 5.30pm) in the Sacred Heart Cathedral and will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the adjoining facilities.
Please RSVP for catering purposes via www.cathedrallecture2017.eventbrite.com.au.
The 2017 Cathedral Lecture, entitled Christian Faith in a Secular Age, will be given by Rev Dr James McEvoy, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University.
James McEvoy lectures in systematic theology and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide. For almost two decades prior to 2014 he taught at Catholic Theological College and Flinders University’s Department of Theology. His doctoral thesis considered theological and philosophical anthropology, studying thr works of Karl Rahner and Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor.
His current research concerns the place of religion in the contemporary West and the Church’s understanding of its role and social relationships in that context. He has published numerous journal articles as well as a book, Leaving Christendom for Good: Church-World Dialogue in a Secular Age (2014).