Please see below for a list of our upcoming CSPT lectures This list is updated regularly.
In addition to our main programme of events, we also host a series of theological lectures aimed at discussing a Christian response to social and political issues. These lectures delve deeply into theology, and allow for a more substantive audience interaction with the opportunity for a seminar-like discussion over wine afterwards.
Previous CSPT lectures:
6:05pm, Tuesday 4th April 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Please join us for a Christian Social and Political Thought lecture by Dr David Grumett from the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.
Food is a growing issue in the public mind and Christian theology has more to say about it than may be realized. In scripture and church tradition, fasting and abstinence have brought people together and helped to conserve and distribute scarce resources, especially during Lent. By reconnecting with these traditions, Christians may develop an informed ethical response to food production and usage of value in itself but also, by connecting with a concern of daily life, for mission.
Abstinence and justice: food in Christian tradition
Dr David Grumett is Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet (Routledge 2010) and of many other articles and chapters on food and Christian faith. He is the ethicist on the Farm Animal Welfare Committee, which advises UK governments on the welfare of farmed animals.