Programme title: Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on Ascension Day 2013
10 May 2013
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. Human beings are capable of the most amazing acts of heroism, of courage and of fortitude. The heroic achievements of others challenge us and can encourage us to believe that we might be capable of more than we had ever imagined. Read the sermon.
Duration: 10:45 mins | File size 9.4 MB
Programme title: 28th Eric Symes Abbott memorial lecture: Constantine's Vision and the Church Today
07 May 2013
Professor Dame Averil Cameron FSA FKC, Former Warden of Keble College, Oxford. From the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD 312) to the twenty-first century.
Duration: 47:42 mins | File size 43.6 MB
Programme title: Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on Easter Day 2013
03 Apr 2013
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. Thank God for the raggedy and fearful band; may God bless us and empower us too, however raggedy and fearful we each may feel, to believe and trust in the love of God that conquers everything. Read the sermon.
Duration: 13:35 mins | File size 12.7 MB
Programme title: Westminster Abbey Institute lecture: Mystery and Play, God in Mysticism and Post-Modernity
19 Mar 2013
Vernon White, Canon Theologian. To hold together experiences of a personal God with concepts of an infinite and eternal God can lead to intellectual and imaginative paralysis. The puzzling and fragmented life we experience in late-modernity can do the same. Christian tradition has always acknowledged this as a necessary mystery. This final lecture explored how understanding of God, and our experience of God, must embrace such mystery.
Duration: 52:02 mins | File size 49.2 MB
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Programme title: Westminster Abbey Institute lecture: Transcendence and Perfection, God in classical orthodoxy
12 Mar 2013
Vernon White, Canon Theologian. What happens when personal experiences of God displayed in the scriptures are subjected to philosophical scrutiny? Philosophical theology has tried to relate these experiences to other demands of the religious and intellectual life: notions of infinity, eternity, and perfection. Must these concepts also belong to our picture of God? This second lecture explored these wider themes.
Duration: 53:15 mins | File size 48.7 MB
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