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The 2017 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures: Gnosis and the Theocrats From Mars

The 2017 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures: Gnosis and the Theocrats From Mars

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/06/2017
10:30 - 12:30

Location
Pluscarden Abbey

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The 2017 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures

Freedom

Four talks by Dr Francesca Murphy

Thursday 8th June at 10:30

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 4 – Freedom: 

  •  CHAPTER TWELVE: FREEDOM
    • Only the recovery of freedom will enable the humans to escape from the Robots
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE BODHISSATVA.  MARIE-DOMINIQUE LACORDAIRE
    • Lacordaire helps some of the humans to make their escape.
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN: KOMOS:  THE NEW PROMETHEUS
    • The Robotic conquest is turned against itself.  An Apocalpytic and perhaps Utopian Ending.

 

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 guestmaster@pluscardenabbey.org