Choose Freedom

Speaker(s): Dennis Danielson, Iain Provan, John Stackhouse, Maxine Hancock, Miriam Adeney, Rikk Watts
Date: Winter 2001
Length: 44:42
Product ID: RGDL3055S

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Choose Freedom is a series of lectures and discussions presented on the campus of the University of British Columbia in January 2001. The focus is on the themes of freedom and identity in the 21st Century. The presentations invite the listener to investigate Christian claims to a source of hope and of liberation from all kinds of forces that enslave. Lectures include:

  • Liberation or Oppression: Is the Biblical Story For or Against Women? - Maxine Hancock
  • Jesus or Nietzsche: Who Will Lead Us into the 21st Century? - Rikk Watts
  • Choose Freedom or Slavery: The Bible's Revolutionary Edge - Iain Provan
  • The Meaning of Life and Death on the Titanic - Dennis Danielson
  • The God's Must be Crazy: Discerning the Religious Options - Miriam Adeney
  • Does God Care about Our Suffering? - John Stackhouse

See All Audio by Dennis Danielson Iain Provan John Stackhouse Maxine Hancock Miriam Adeney Rikk Watts

Dennis Danielson is Professor and Associate Head of English at UBC. Upon completing a BA at the University of Victoria (1972) he studied Intellectual History at Sussex (MA, 1973) and English Literature at Oxford and Stanford (PhD, 1979). After beginning his career at the University of Ottawa he took up a tenured position at UBC in 1986. Danielson has served in the Faculty of Arts as chair of the Curriculum Committee, chair of the UBC Essay Competition, member of the Dean's Tenure and Promotion Committee, and pioneer member of Foundations, an interdisciplinary integrated First Year program. He has also acted as a freelance critic on traffic and the environment at UBC. He is actively engaged in research linking the humanities and the sciences, and his work on the history of cosmology has recently received attention in both scientific and popular media. For the year 2002 he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Iain W. Provan is the E. Marshall Shepherd Professor of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters, Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was, commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, and Lamentations, and co-author (with V. Phillips Long and Tremper Longman III) of A Biblical History of Israel. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in New Brunswick. Prior to this, he was the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College. He serves as an advisory editor at Christianity Today, a contributing editor at Books & Culture, and a columnist for Faith Today. He is the author of eight books, including Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology, Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, and Can God be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil, as well as the co-author, editor, and co-editor of seven more. His articles have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Atlantic, Time, and Reader's Digest.

Maxine Hancock is Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Among her books are several on family relationships, including Living on Less and Liking in More, Re-evaluating Your Commitments and Creative, Confident, Children, as well as a study on John Bunyan in A Key in the Window: Marginal Notes in Bunyan's Narratives. She received the Word Guild's Leslie K. Tarr Award in 1990 for her contribution to Christian writing in Canada, and the Leading Women's Award in Communications and Media in 2004 for her leadership in communicating the Christian faith in Canada.

Miriam Adeney is Associate Professor of World Christian Studies at Seattle Pacific University. She is author of several books, including Kingdom Without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity, Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges With Muslim Women, and How to Write: A Christian Writer's Guide.

Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

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