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The Falling of Dusk

12 January 2023 19.30 - 20.45
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Why should Christians embrace suspicious doubt? Can a suspicious Christianity challenge doubters?

Join Paul Dominiak at the Intellectual Forum for the launch of The Falling of Dusk, his new book on religious doubt. Read more about this event here.

For generations, Christian communities have meditated upon the seven last words of Jesus on the Cross. Gathered from across the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion, these sayings still speak to us today. In an age of uncertainty and suspicion, Paul Dominiak's new book, The Falling of Dusk, explores how each of the seven last words attends to doubt as the refining fire of faith, rather than as its enemy.

Paul's book puts into critical conversation some of the great doubters of religion with the breadth of the Christian tradition and contemporary theological voices. Each chapter considers one last word spoken on the Cross, unpacking why Christians should embrace suspicious doubt, and how a suspicious Christianity might challenge doubters.

Aimed at those who embrace, reject, or are uncertain about faith, Paul invites us to reflect in unconventional ways on our assumptions, anxieties, suspicions, and beliefs through a conventional Lenten form of meditation.

As well as readings from the book, Paul will discuss the work with the Venerable Dr Rosemarie Mallett, Bishop of Croydon, and Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director of the Westminster Abbey Institute.

In person and online.

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