A Secular Comedy: Spirituality and Christianity in Contemporary Australia

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A Secular Comedy: Spirituality and Christianity in Contemporary Australia

St George's presents Natasha Moore delivering the fourth Henry Baldwin Lecture.

By St George's Battery Point

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Date and time

Mon, 19 Jun 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM AEST


St George’s Anglican Church 30 Cromwell Street Battery Point, TAS 7004 Australia

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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"In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost …" Dante Alighieri.

We’re convinced we’re a secular country, but dip below the surface and the vestiges of faith are everywhere, not least in our own longings. Might Christianity still have something to offer contemporary Australia? Dante’s Divine Comedy asks what journey are we on and where it's taking us. As fellow travellers, St George’s invites you to A Secular Comedy, this year’s Henry Baldwin Lecture delivered by Natasha Moore.

Continue the conversation afterwards around the fire pit over mulled wine.

Dr Natasha Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX). She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and is the author of For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined (2019), and The Pleasures of Pessimism (2020). Her writing has appeared, among other places, in The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News, ABC Religion & Ethics, SBS, The Spectator Australia, Eureka Street, and Christianity Today, on topics that include domestic violence, war, thanksgiving, singleness, freedom of speech, death, and taxes. Natasha recently moved from Sydney to Adelaide where she lives with her husband and a comically large dog.

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