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Gifford Lecture: The silences of fear and shame
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (BST)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Please join us for the Gifford Lecture: The silences of fear and shame
Fifth lecture in the "Silence in Christian History: the witness of Holmes's Dog" series by Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt, Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford.
This lecture discusses Christian problems in dealing with sexuality; clerical preoccupation with and avoidance of male homosexuality, and the growth of a distinctive gay sub-culture within 19th and 20th century Anglo-Catholicism, simultaneously audible to those with ears to hear, and not to be heard by others. The complicity of some ecclesiastical structures with the abuse of minors, and clerical responsibility for the silence around these, over a much longer period than is at present generally acknowledged. The confused reaction of Churches to shame over past sin, such as complicity in the slave trade and involvement in anti-Semitism, in particular sins of commission and inaction in the Holocaust.
Doors open at 5.00pm.
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