Cathedral Events

March 25, 2012 7:30 PM

Jesus and Tragedy

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Is the story of Jesus a tragedy? In this lecture, Terry Eagleton explores how the life and death of Jesus affirm the worth of humanity even in the face of the worst evils. The ‘tragic humanism’ that Jesus represents, Eagleton will argue, provides a hope for a radical remaking of human life in political, economic, and social terms.

About Terry Eagleton

Acclaimed literary scholar and cultural theorist Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at Notre Dame. Terry Eagleton is the author of many books including The Idea of Culture (2000), Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic (2002), the bestselling text Literary Theory: An Introduction (1983, 1996, 2008), Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics (2009), On Evil (2010), Why Marx Was Right (2011) and the forthcoming Event of Literature (April 2012).

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