Posts tagged "gordon lynch"

The UK’s Values, Re-Discovered

Gordon Lynch, Michael Ramsey professor of modern theology at the University of Kent and contributor to The Revealer, has a new article at at Open Democracy about Britain's examination of "values" in the wake of the riots.  Here's a clip:
Convincing moral visions for society cannot be created in ersatz fashion through...

Remapping Space in the Wake of Violence

by Gordon Lynch Part of the shock of recent events in Norway is the contrast between the atrocity of the killings with the civilized, civic life of Oslo, and the beauty and peace of Utoya. The violence creates a rupture between the old, familiar meanings of these places, and the meanings they have today as places...

Shamed Media:
News Corp, the Sacred and the Profane

by Gordon Lynch One of the striking features of the current crisis engulfing News International is the prevalence of religious language. There is talk of News of the World, including all of its former staff, having been offered as a sacrifice, and speculation whether Rebekah Brooks, Chief Executive of News International, should have been offered up...