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Magna Carta Lecture: God and Caesar

  • July 5, 2018
  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Baron Richard Chartres, former Bishop of London, will give the annual Magna Carta Lecture at Lincoln Cathedral.

This year’s Magna Carta Lecture is entitled "God and Caesar", given by Baron Chartres - former Bishop of London, Life Peer, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, renowned for his engaging and witty discourse.

This year’s Lincoln Magna Carta Lecture will focus on the contribution of Archbishop Stephen Langton to the framing of the charter, and will also deal with the broader theme of the relation between God and Caesar in the Christian tradition.

In the ancient world Caesar was often literally divinised. Augustus and his successors were given god-like honours. In some religious traditions the equation has been turned on its head and God becomes Caesar. At certain points in the European Middle Ages there were people who entertained the astonishing delusion that if power were to be confided to celibate clergymen then the result would be heaven on earth.

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Times & Prices

Thursday 5th July: 7pm

Tickets are available from Eventbrite, the Cathedral Gift Shop and on the door:

  • All tickets: £10

For accessible seats please contact the events team via email or by calling 01522 504394.

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