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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Cultural Confusion and Ethical Relativism - Invitation to a Thinking Matters Event

Taken from Thinking Matters - Events & Announcements:

Cultural Confusion and Ethical Relativism

Dr Matthew Flannagan Ph.D, MSocSci, BSocSci

When: Tuesday 2nd September
Time: 7 - 9pm
Where: Bethlehem Community Church Center - 183 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem
Cost: Free
Event Format: Live Presentation followed by Q&A and discussions

Christian moral obligations are often seen as bigoted and intolerant. It is widely held that it’s wrong to impose “private moral perspectives” on to others. In this talk Matthew will critically examine the arguments for relativism and look at some of its implications. He will argue that popular moral relativism is confused and incoherent, and that Christians should not be intimidated by it.

Dr Flannagan currently teaches part time at Laidlaw College. He holds a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Waikato and a PhD in Theology from the University of Otago. His research interests are Ethics, Apologetics, and Philosophical Theology.

Thinking Matters
Thinking Matters is an inter-denominational group where you can come to analyse and discuss some of the deeper issues of the Christian faith in the areas of Philosophy, Science and Apologetics (see definitions here).

The purpose is to make Christian truth claims more relevant to an increasingly sceptical and secular culture, showing the reasons why we believe what we believe and providing answers that simply make sense.

Who is Welcome?
It’s open to Christian and Non-Christian alike – anyone who is seeking the truth in philosophy, science and scripture. You don't need a philosophy or a theology degree to be able to understand the speakers.

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