Interpreting Sacred Texts: Truth and Authority

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 10.00AM to 6.30 pm

Sacred texts are often taken to be true and authoritative. But how are they to be interpreted if they are morally, socially, or psychologically problematic? This workshop considers this and related problems central to religious life and belief.

David Efird (University of York) 'The Bible’s Blind Spot: On Interpreting Morally Problematic Passages of the Bible'
Rebekah K Latour (University of Sheffield) 'Is God Sexist? Hermeneutical Injustice and the Christian Bible'
Tasia Scrutton (University of Leeds) 'Dr Strangelove: or how I learned to stop worrying and love language of the demonic'
Julian Perlmutter (University of Cambridge) 'Sexual Ethics as a Case Study for Two Kinds of Biblical Authority'


Location: Room K/159, Kings Manor, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP

Admission: All are welcome. Attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided; however space is limited, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to David Worsley,