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Reith Lectures – “The Persistence of Faith”

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In 1990, the Chief Rabbi Elect Rabbi Jonathan Sacks delivered the Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4. In a series of six lectures entitled “The Persistence of Faith”, the Chief Rabbi Elect analysed the role of Religion and Ethics in a secular society.

In 1990, the Chief Rabbi Elect Rabbi Jonathan Sacks delivered the Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4. In a series of six lectures entitled “The Persistence of Faith”, the Chief Rabbi Elect analysed the role of Religion and Ethics in a secular society.

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Lecture One: The Environment of Faith – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks argues that religion is the best moral framework for society.

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Lecture Two: The Demoralisation of Discourse – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores how objective standards influence our ethics.

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Lecture Three: The Family – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores the religious institution of marriage in society.

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Lecture Four: Paradoxes & Pluralism – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores the language of religion and community.

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Lecture Five: Fundamentalism – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks assesses the explosive mix of religious revival and nationalism.

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Lecture Six: A Community of Communities – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explains why faith survives.

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