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Ideas at the House: Richard Holloway on Faith & Doubt

In his many years as a priest Richard Holloway helped lots of people, including marrying gay couples out of sight of the church, but behind his confident public face lay a mind troubled by questions posed by life in the church.

Now an acclaimed writer and commentator for The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and Scotsman, presenter for BBC Television and Radio, plus author of over twenty books including Revelations and Between the Monster and the Saint, Holloway comes to the House to discuss his life and times both inside and outside the priesthood, as documented in his recently released bestselling memoir Leaving Alexandria.

Why is the church, which claims to be the instrument of God’s love, so prone to cruelty and condemnation? And how can a person live with the tension between public faith and private doubt?

Following in the footsteps of previous speakers like Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Holloway’s many years spent inside the Church give him an intimate knowledge of its workings and philosophies and a fresh perspective on the topic of Faith and Doubt.

Presented by Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House - Studio

Cost: $30
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