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Sacred Heart Cathedral Lecture 2017

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

841 Hunter Street

Newcastle West, NSW 2302

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The 2017 Cathedral Lecture, entitled Christian Faith in a Secular Age, will be given by Rev Dr James McEvoy, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University.

James McEvoy lectures in systematic theology and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide. For almost two decades prior to 2014 he taught at Catholic Theological College and Flinders University’s Department of Theology. His doctoral thesis engaged in the fields of theological and philosophical anthropology, studying the works of Karl Rahner and Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor.

His current research studies the place of religion in the contemporary West and the church’s understanding of its role and social relationships in that context. He has published numerous journal articles as well as a book, Leaving Christendom for Good: Church-World Dialogue in a Secular Age (2014).

The annual Cathedral Lecture was launched in 2016, the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s first resident bishop, James Murray, and is hosted each year in the Sacred Heart Cathedral at Hamilton.

The annual Cathedral Lecture offers the opportunity for engagement between the Church and Society on contemporary Catholic themes through the opportunity to listen to lecturers of significant standing in Australia and internationally.

Sacred Heart Cathedral stands at the centre of the life of the diocese, and aims to be a place within the local civic community where Church and Society meet and interact.

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