Gifford lecture series

Sunday 1 October 2000

A series of six public lectures are being held at the University of St Andrews.

Dr Lucas Swaine, Gifford Research Fellow, will deliver the series entitled Theocracy: Conscience, Conflict and the Promise of Liberalism in St Salvator’s Quad, North Street, St Andrews throughout October/November.

All lectures will commence at 5.15pm. 23/10/00 – The Elements of Theocracy – School III

24/10/00 – Post-Reformation Conflict – The Early Liberal Response – School III

26/10/00 – Theocracy’s Tarnished Legacy – School III

30/10/00 – Liberalism and the Liberty of Conscience – School III

31/10/00 – Theocrats under Law – Governance and accommodation – School I

2/11/00 Sovereignty and Public Reason in the Inspired Liberal Polity – School III

There will also be a reception in Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s Quad following the last lecture to which all who attended will be invited.

Based in the School of Philosophical and Anthropological Studies and the School of Divinity, Dr Swaine joined the University in 1999 to pursue research for two years on theocracy and liberalism. He has mainly worked at St Mary’s College but has also been active at several conferences in the UK and abroad.

Previously, Dr Swaine worked at Brown University in New England where he completed his PhD in 1999. At Brown, Swaine was the Stanley J Bernstein Dissertation Fellow and Graduate Council Research Fellow. His dissertation was entitled Theocracy: Citadel of Devotion. During his PhD, Swaine was appointed as a Lecturer in Political Science at Boston University and Head Tutor to the Foundations of Legal Studies Program at Brown University.

Further information on the lecture series can be obtained from Elaine McGonigle, Events and Sponsorship Officer on telephone (01334) 476161.


Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email [email protected] Ref: gifford.swaine/standrews/chg/2oct20 00

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