The full-length version of ADM's 2018 Annual Public Lecture, delivered by Dr Meredith Lake. Hear Meredith speak on 'Beautiful Lies? History, religion and our common life'.

 
 
 

Dr Meredith Lake answers questions from ADM CEO, Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and questions from the audience at the 2018 ADM Annual Public Lecture.

 
 

Beautiful lies? History, religion and our common life

In an era of fake news, echo chambers and tribal politics, the stories we tell ourselves have enormous power. Some diminish our sympathies and deepen divides. What kinds of stories help enrich our common life? Is it possible to transcend the culture war around religion in society? How does history help us re-imagine Australia now?

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DR MEREDITH LAKE

Dr Meredith Lake is an award-winning historian interested in the social and cultural aspects of religion. She is an Honorary Associate of the Department of History, University of Sydney. In 2017 Meredith was an ADM Senior Research Fellow, during which time she completed her most recent book, The Bible in Australia: a cultural history (NewSouth Publishing, 2018). Read more about Meredith at meredithlake.com

Date: Thursday 8 November, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: St Andrew’s Cathedral, Corner of George & Bathurst Streets, Sydney NSW 2000

 
 
 
 

The ADM Annual Public Lecture seeks to recognise and provide a platform for Christian women who demonstrate outstanding talent and leadership in their field, and whose work embodies a distinctive model for Christian public engagement.

 
 

2017

  ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson   A video of Alissa's public lecture can be found  here.   For a long time, religion wasn’t a topic of concern on our screens and stages. In the past few years, that’s changed — but it doesn’t look like most people were expecting it to. Why are we suddenly obsessed with religion?  ADM’s 2017 Visiting Fellow, New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, will take a tour through contemporary pop culture, uncovering the religious questions at the heart of our movies and TV shows.  Proudly supported by  Centre for Public Christianity (CPX)

ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson

A video of Alissa's public lecture can be found here.

For a long time, religion wasn’t a topic of concern on our screens and stages. In the past few years, that’s changed — but it doesn’t look like most people were expecting it to. Why are we suddenly obsessed with religion?

ADM’s 2017 Visiting Fellow, New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, will take a tour through contemporary pop culture, uncovering the religious questions at the heart of our movies and TV shows.

Proudly supported by Centre for Public Christianity (CPX)

2016

  ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow, Elizabeth Oldfield   A podcast of Elizabeth's public lecture can be found  here.   Elizabeth Oldfield was the 2016 ADM Visiting Fellow. Elizabeth is the Director of  Theos , the UK's leading religion and society think tank. Before joining Theos in August 2011, she had worked for the BBC in both television and radio, and also for the Church and Media Network. She has an MA in Theology from King's College London.

ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow, Elizabeth Oldfield

A podcast of Elizabeth's public lecture can be found here.

Elizabeth Oldfield was the 2016 ADM Visiting Fellow. Elizabeth is the Director of Theos, the UK's leading religion and society think tank. Before joining Theos in August 2011, she had worked for the BBC in both television and radio, and also for the Church and Media Network. She has an MA in Theology from King's College London.

 

Other public events

  School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement   Held over four days in January 2018, the School of Theology, Culture and Public Engagement (STCPE) is designed to equip everyday Christians with the knowledge and skills to create, influence and engage with the various spheres of work and culture in which God has placed them.  Be challenged by theological short courses and intensives from world-class lecturers. Be inspired by practical workshops from our partner organisations,  CPX  and  Seed .   Read more about STCPE

School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement

Held over four days in January 2018, the School of Theology, Culture and Public Engagement (STCPE) is designed to equip everyday Christians with the knowledge and skills to create, influence and engage with the various spheres of work and culture in which God has placed them.

Be challenged by theological short courses and intensives from world-class lecturers. Be inspired by practical workshops from our partner organisations, CPX and Seed.

Read more about STCPE

  Christianity & Culture: A panel discussion   Join New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, along with a panel of leading Christian thinkers and creatives for a unique evening of conversation about re-imagining Christian public engagement.

Christianity & Culture: A panel discussion

Join New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, along with a panel of leading Christian thinkers and creatives for a unique evening of conversation about re-imagining Christian public engagement.