Author(s): Lloyd Geering
At 101, Sir Lloyd Geering,s message is as relevant as ever. Each of these distillations of a lifetime of scholarship and thought give us hope for the future. He helps us see beneath what can sometimes seem an overwhelming deluge of tragedies, to the deeper patterns of human cultural, intellectual, political and spiritual evolution, and these insights point us toward how we can each play our part in fostering a world where love triumphs over evil.
In this new volume, Lloyd Geering presents previously unpublished talks and lectures which will interest a wider audience than was originally intended.
The first examines the relevance of Christian perspectives in a post-Christian global era, and asks whether they can help solve the massive problems now facing the world. The second part focuses more closely on theology, and includes LloydÂ¿s wry account of his so-called `heresy trialÂ¿ in the 1960s.
As one of New ZealandÂ¿s outstanding public intellectuals, Lloyd GeeringÂ¿s thoughts are always topical and thought-provoking. Given recent tragic events in New Zealand and in other parts of the world, his essays on `Tolerance and our global futureÂ¿ and `The destructive potential of fundamentalismÂ¿ have heightened relevance today.