The Costan Lectures 2022 

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The Costan Lectures 2022 

 The Wonder of Living  – A Johannine Renaissance in the Twenty-first Century

David F. Ford , University of Cambridge

Bicentennial Hall


In The Johannine Renaissance in Early English Literature and Theology the American scholar Paul Cefalu found that the Gospel of John inspired a deep, creative response to the transformative yet often traumatic events of the Renaissance, Reformation, and Counter-Reformation in Europe. In these Costan Lectures, which spring from more than twenty years work on The Gospel of John. A Theological Commentary (2021), David Ford asks what a Johannine renaissance might be like in our twenty-first century world. He engages with and improvises upon three key elements of the Gospel of John: the horizon of God and all reality, as introduced in the Prologue; Jesus Christ, the drama of whose incarnation, life and teaching, death and resurrection, is central; and the ongoing drama of life inspired by the Holy Spirit.   

-Lecture 1: Worldview

Tuesday 1st November 

 5:00-6:30 pm


-Lecture 2: Jesus

Wednesday 2nd November 

 5:00-6:30 pm


-Lecture 3: Spirituality

Thursday 3rd November 

6:00-7:30 pm

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Nov 01 - 03 2022


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm