Date(s) - 06/06/2017
15:00 - 17:00
The 2017 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures
The Theocrats from Mars
Four talks by Dr Francesca Murphy
Tuesday 6th June at 15:00
Dr Murphy plans to read a theological novel in 14 chapters, three or four short chapters per lecture. She does not want to give too much away or it will spoil the story. In brief, the world has been invaded by theocrats from Mars. Gnosis and Pistis (Knowledge and Faith), the hero and heroine of the novel, are trying to get rid of them. Will they succeed?
Lecture 1 – The Theocrats from Mars:
- CHAPTER ONE: THE THEOCRATS FROM MARS
- The world is invaded by Robots from Mars. The new secular order which the robots impose is theocratic.
- CHAPTER TWO: DEUS EX MACHINA
- Some human beings have erotic feelings for their Robot overlords. The Robots have made themselves the highest object of human desire.
- CHAPTER THREE: BEAM ME DOWN, SCOTTY
- The Robotic ideal is infinite repetition. They routinize time and eliminate temporality as a signpost to eternity.
There will be no charge for these lectures and all are welcome to attend, either for the whole series or for individual lectures. For more information on the whole series download the 2017 Leaflet.
The lectures will take place as usual in St Scholastica’s Retreat, the white single storey building a short distance outside the main gate.
We can offer hospitality at the Abbey for a limited number of both men and women. Early booking is advised. There are also many places to stay in the Elgin area: contact the local tourist office: 01343 542666.
To register for the talks, make further enquiries, or book accommodation, please write to: Pentecost Lectures, Pluscarden Abbey, ELGIN, Moray IV30 8UA enclosing a SAE; fax 01343 890258; or email firstname.lastname@example.org