Nigel Biggar’s provocative new book argues a just war position supporting aggressive war in punishment of grave injustice, even if it may be in transgression of positive international law. He will be articulating his view initially in debate with Christian ethicist Esther Reed and international lawyer Dapo Akande, and then in response to questions from the floor.
This event is open to all, but numbers are limited to 60: please book early by email (one for each person attending) to KebleTheology@gmail.com. All are welcome to stay for drinks after the workshop (6.30 p.m.).
Sponsored by Hursley Theological Society, Keble College
Professor Nigel Biggar and The Rt Hon Clare Short (Former Secretary of State for International Development) will be speaking at this year’s Veritas Forum, on the topic of Conflict: a moral imperative? Just war and humanitarian intervention.
The Forum will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 14 November (fifth week) in the Garden Auditorium at St John’s College. All welcome.
Other speakers include Hanna Lerner (Politics, Tel Aviv), Sian Lazar (Anthropology, Cambridge), Ajay Gudavarthy (Politics, Nehru University), Nigel Dower (Philosophy, Aberdeen), and Tamas Gyorfi (Law, Aberdeen).
Notions of political community are implicit in many or most contemporary debates – academic and public – of citizenship, civil society and rule of law, as well as of democracy, multiculturalism and human rights. But they are seldom made explicit and subject to analysis and reflection. Having debated and discussed aspects of citizenship, civil society and rule of law in a series of events since our founding in 2009, we have identified political community as a topic that crosscuts the three but which we have yet to comprehend fully.
The workshop is free to attend, including food. View the programme for full details, including registration instructions. The event is coordinated by Dr Trevor Stack.
Terrence Malik’s 1998 film, The Thin Red Line, is considered one of the greatest contemporary war films, and is at once deeply moving and deeply theological. In this recent sermon delivered to the Oriel College Chapel, Nigel Biggar reflects on some of the film’s theological questions.