Notes on a scandal: the persistence of the sacred and the profane in the modern world

Posted on Tuesday 29th January 2013

Professor Gordon Lynch, Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent, opened this year’s Cadbury Lecture series with his lecture, ‘Notes on a scandal’, exploring the powerful impact of public moral scandal and its ability to taint reputations irretrievably. Over 70 people attended the lecture on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 which analysed why public and social media have become more important carriers of sacred content than traditional institutions, the ways in which sacred ritual succeeds and fails in modern life, and the value and risks inherent in our moral passions. The series runs until March 18 2013.

  • Cadbury Lectures 2013 website