This panel discussion addresses key questions about the world’s oldest religions in connection with our ‘Imagining the Divine’ exhibition. Topics will range from theological to philosophical, and the panel will discuss questions such as the origins of religion, the development of religious art, different modes of representing the unseen and their meaning for us today.


Professor Jaś Elsner - Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, Professor of Late Antique Art and Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art, Faculty of Classics 

Professor Anna Marmodoro - Chair of Metaphysics, Department of Philosophy, Durham University; Research Fellow & Associate Faculty Member, Corpus Christi College and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford 

Dr Tim Mawson - Edgar Jones Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, St Peter's College, University of Oxford 

Professor Graham Ward - Chair of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Regius Professor of Divinity, Professor Extraordinarius University of Stellenbosch, Christ Church, University of Oxford 

Event Convener: Dr Roxana Baiasu - Tutorial Fellow, Stanford University Centre in Oxford, the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford

This event is free to attend. Bring your sandwich lunch, sit back, relax and share your thoughts on the topic in the discussion.

For more information, click here or contact: roxana.baiasu@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Philosophy Forum Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu, Dr Nicholas Bunnin and Professor Stephen Mulhall

This event is organised in association with the Stanford University Centre in Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum.

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