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Christianity in Society: A case study on the Paralympic Games (Spoonful of Knowledge)

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  • 24 April 2018
  • 6.00PM - 8.00PM
  • Public event: Yes  |  Booking required: Yes
  • Dickens Inn Coffee Shop  |  Directions

About | Christianity in Society: A case study on the Paralympic Games (Spoonful of Knowledge)



Join us to discuss, debate and delve into topical areas of new thinking with like-minded individuals in an informal and relaxed environment.

Christianity in Society: A case study on the Paralympic Games

The Christian gospel message was intended to be public and the biblical basis for this is undisputable. Yet in recent times the visibility of the Christian perspective on issues affecting society that are often debated in the public sphere has declined in many western societies.

Arguably, the privatisation of religion is a result of a decline in the importance of religion in modern societies, a process termed secularisation. Yet, the idea of increasing secularisation in society is not accepted by all. Despite notions that such societies have become increasingly secular in nature, Christian values still underpin the nature and function of state institutions and government in many western nation-states.

Using eight of their recent publications, Christian sociologists, Dr Tom Gibbons (father of a disabled child) and Stuart Braye (former Paralympic athlete) will discuss the place of Christianity in contemporary society, and a case study on the Paralympic Games.