The 2015 Gasson Lecturers Hardback

Maintaining a Convinced and Pondered Trust

by Frank Brennan;

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The 2015 Gasson Lecturers

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In these Gasson Lectures, Frank Brennan addresses various contested contemporary issues such as church-state relations, physician assisted suicide and national border protection. He writes, 'I hope that these lectures can help persons of all faiths and none maintain what Pope John Paul II, when addressing the Italian Parliament, called "a convinced and pondered trust in the heritage of virtues and values handed down by your forebears". In these lectures I have drawn much inspiration from Pope Francis who travelled to the island of Lampedusa to speak boldly and prophetically about the plight of asylum seekers coming across the Mediterranean Sea in search of new life. Before offering his blessing and casting a wreath on the waters, Francis asked, "Who is responsible for the blood of these brothers and sisters of ours?" In these lectures, I seek to draw on my own religious tradition to answer that question to the satisfaction of persons of all faiths and none, and in the many precarious situations in which people find themselves, especially at the borders of life and of nation states.'

The 2015 Gasson Lecturers by Frank Brennan was published by ATF Theology in September 2015. The ISBN for The 2015 Gasson Lecturers is 9781925232622.

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Details for The 2015 Gasson Lecturers

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherATF Theology (September 2015)
Number of Pages152
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4375055
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