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Freedom, Suffering and Hope (General Education Course)

Dr. Andrew Loke

Date :

04 March 2015 (Wed)

Time 18:30 - 20:30

The notion of freedom is essential to morality and political thought. But what is freedom? And what justifies the idea that humans should respect the freedom and rights of other humans? How should humans cope with the suppression and the misuse of freedom, and the suffering that results? Is there hope that freedom and justice will prevail one day? If so what is the basis for this hope?

Through an examination of the Judeo-Christian philosophical tradition (and open to other religious viewpoints for discussion), this course will guide you to explore these and other thought-provoking issues, and to contemplate how an understanding of these issues can provide a firm foundation for facing life's challenges.

Session 1 | 4/3 (Wed) | Freedom
Session 2 | 18/3 (Wed) | Suffering
Session 3 | 25/3 (Wed) | Hope

Dr. Andrew Loke completed his PhD at King's College London under the supervision of Prof. Alister McGrath. His PhD covered the disciplines of analytic philosophy of religion, systematic theology and historical-critical studies. He is the author of A Kryptic Model of the Incarnation and various articles in leading international journals. Prior to his doctoral studies, he earned his bachelor degree from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, worked for seven years as a medical doctor, and completed his Masters in Philosophy at Biola University, California. He is now a Research Assistant Professor at School of Humanities of HKU.

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