Following Elie Jesner's superb and challenging Honest Theology lectures last year, Elie continues his novel approach to examining self, religion and society with a new series:- Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Nourishing Virtues - Exploring The Civilising ... Continue Reading ➨
The Honest Theology Project
Can we make meaning out of Creation? Does revelation have relevance? Should we abandon providence? Can we talk truthfully about God?
Friends of LouisJacobs.org is excited to announce the launch of a new series of educational events, aimed at re-invigorating religious discussion in our communities.
True to the spirit of Louis Jacobs, the aim is to plumb the depths of our traditions with both respect and rigour, believing them to be a significant source of wisdom for the modern age.
The project is inspired by a need to strengthen the intellectual dimension of religious life. Whilst communal practice and ethical conduct are to be celebrated, there is a sense in which there needs to be an intellectual foundation upon which to build a strong and enduring religious culture.
Some have abandoned this cause, perhaps feeling the obstacles to be insurmountable. Others have shied away, afraid of what serious investigation might make of their faith claims. But we believe that rich rewards await those who can skilfully walk this tightrope, and hope to catalyse this process through bringing together the best religious minds of our times.
Religious Education - What should we be teaching our children? We conclude the series with perhaps the most practical and vital question of all - what are we trying to pass on to our children? Which values, ideas and stories should we be filling ... Continue Reading ➨
Sexuality in Jewish thought - Is there a Jewish sexual ethic? These videos are of the fifth lecture in the series held on Sunday, 18th September 2016 Main lecture Q & A Session Religion often exists in an antagonistic ... Continue Reading ➨
Living with Israel - Can Judaism Survive a Return to Zion? These videos are of the fourth lecture in the series held on 17th April 2016 Main lecture Q & A Session Scattered across the four corners of the earth for ... Continue Reading ➨
Why might we keep halakha? These videos are of the third lecture in the series held on 7th February 2016 Main lecture Q & A Session Whatever our theological perspective, Jewish life has been largely shaped by some form of ... Continue Reading ➨
What Is God? These videos are of the second lecture in the series held on 22nd November 2015 Main lecture Q & A Session What sort of a thing is God? God is often described as a myth, an archetype or a fantasy. Sometimes She is ... Continue Reading ➨
Introduced by Ivor Jacobs ELIE JESNER Simon Eder’s* Summary and Response to Elie Jesner’s Opening Lecture in the Honest Theology Project I remember vividly the late Rabbi Jacobs once paraphrasing GK Chesterton – “the good thing ... Continue Reading ➨