Laing Lectures 2020: John Milbank (three evenings)

Date(s) - March 10, 2020 - March 12, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regent College Chapel

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Anglican philosopher and theologian John Milbank will deliver the 2020 Laing Lectures from March 10-12. He will deliver three lectures under the theme Most Entanglings: The Trinity as the Root of All Being:

  • The Trinity and Time
  • The Trinity and Motion
  • The Trinity and Mystery


John Milbank is President of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. He is a founder of the Radical Orthodoxy movement, which traces its origins to his seminal work, Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason.


The Laing Lectures began at Regent College in 1999 in cooperation with Roger and Carol Laing and in honour of their father, William John Laing. The purpose of the lectures is to encourage persons recognized for scholarship, wisdom, and creativity to undertake serious thought and original writing on an issue of significance for the Christian church and to promote the sharing of such thoughts through a series of public lectures. The material presented by Laing Lecturers is intended to move beyond an analysis of historic and current concerns to provide proposals for alternative action for the Christian church. In doing so, lecturers will be invited to explore in an interdisciplinary way the relationship between Christianity and culture, and to suggest ways in which that relationship might lead to greater flourishing of the church, the larger human household, and the whole community of creation.

Past Laing Lecturers: Neil Postman (2000), Charles Taylor (2001), Peter Berger (2002), Margaret Visser (2004), Miroslav Volf (2006), Nicholas Wolterstorff (2007), Walter Brueggemann (2008), Susan Wise Bauer (2010), Albert Borgmann (2011), Rex Murphy (2012), Dr. Ellen T. Charry (2013), Ross Douthat (2014), Iain McGilchrist (2016), Marilynne Robinson (2017), Stanley Hauerwas (2018), and Malcolm Guite (2019).

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