Launceston: Dr David Daintree
‘By the Skin of our Teeth’ – Ancient and Medieval Books and the Western Tradition
Thursday 15 June
Church of the Apostles Conference Centre
(following dinner, Steve’s Grill, from 6.00 pm)
Hobart: The 2017 Colloquium
Restoring the notion of Education as the basis for living the Good Life
Friday and Saturday, 30 June and 1 July
Jane Franklin Hall, Davey Street
Hobart: Peirce Baehr
The Bible and Culture
Thursday 13 July
Peirce and Christina Baehr, with their six daughters, run Pilgrim Hill, an evangelistic ministry in the Huon Valley seeking to make disciples for Jesus through hospitality and art. Their primary mission field is young travellers from the First World: both the post-Christian West and the pre-Christian East. The impact of the Bible on culture is one of Peirce’s favourite topics. He had the immense privilege of seeing the process first hand by serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators for two years, doing linguistic analysis for the Bariai translation in Papua New Guinea.
Hobart: Revd Sam Green and others
Seminar on Islam
Wednesday 26 July
(details still to be confirmed)
Hobart: Michael Cook
On Fake News
Wednesday 23 August
‘THE PHILOSOPHICAL TOUR BUS’:
FROM PLATO TO KANT IN 12 HOURS OR LESS.
In this series of introductory seminars Brendan Triffett will present some of the more important ideas of six monumental figures in the history of philosophy. He will also attempt to explain the influence of these ideas on Western thought and the significance of these ideas for contemporary culture, both sacred and secular.
Seminar 1 – 30 August
Plato (d. 348 BC) and Aristotle (d. 322 BC)
Seminar 2 – 6 September
Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) and Neoplatonism
Seminar 3 – 13 September
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and Scholasticism
Seminar 4 – 20 September
René Descartes (1596-1650) and Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Dr Brendan Triffett currently lectures in theology and ethics for Alphacrucis College, Hobart. He holds a doctorate in philosophy (UTas) and has taught courses in critical thinking. He specialises in the intersection of theology and metaphysics, and has published on this topic. Brendan is (slowly) working on a book on the metaphysics of the Trinity. He is married and is a proud father of three daughters.
To enrol write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $30 for all four sessions, to cover photocopying plus a donation to the Centre. It is preferred that participants commit to attend all sessions.