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A talk about how thinkers from antiquity to today have examined the notion of ‘the end of the world’.

From the flood in the Hebrew Bible to our current climate crisis, the end of the world has repeatedly been nigh.

Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal, Simone Kotva and Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe from the Faculty of Divinity will discuss how different thinkers from antiquity to today have conceptualised the notion of ‘the end of the world’ in theological terms – from the idea that planetary death is a punishment sent from God for human sins or a self-wrought disaster brought on by heedless consumption. Is the way the current climate debate is being framed anything new? How do we know that the order of change in the natural world is now critical?

Hosted by the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme as part of the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas, this event is free but places are limited so registration is essential via:

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