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Providence University College Public Lecture Series
This series of seven free public lectures are designed to offer a free educational experience for the general public by Providence University College faculty.
The second lecture in the series, titled "Animals in Biblical Literature: Musings on the Ethical Implications" will be given by Michael Gilmour, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English Literature.
The list of moral questions stemming from our collective (ab)use of nonhuman species is long and varied, and whether it’s the practices of industrial farming here in Manitoba or the slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in Taiji, Japan; whether it’s cutting off shark fins for soup or racing greyhounds for entertainment, the debates are impassioned. Though there are spectacular examples to the contrary, Christian thinkers typically give little thought to animals. Most, along with Augustine and Aquinas, assume that the absence of reason and the “dominion” of Adam and Eve rules out any obligations to them. Is this a defensible position?
About Michael Gilmour:
Michael Gilmour received the Ph.D. from McGill University and is the author of Gods and Guitars: Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular Music (Baylor University Press, 2009) and The Gospel According to Bob Dylan: The Old, Old Story for Modern Times (Westminster John Knox, 2011).
About the Public Lecture Series:
For more information about the Public Lecture Series and an overview of all the lectures offered, please follow this link to read the press release.
Location: Eastman Education Centre, 385 Loewen Blvd E, Steinbach, MB
Contact: Dennis Hiebert
Phone: 204-433-7488 ext 272
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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