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The Truth in Between

On Thursday the 15th November 2001, Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson gave a lecture at Barnard’s Inn Hall on the subject of ‘The truth is in between’.
How we know what we believe is true? This question is made more difficult whenever we find someone of good faith who disagrees with us. Can all religions be telling the truth? One of the most important issues in inter-faith reflection is the question of religious 'truth'. What is it? Must it be self-identical, or can something be 'true for me' and not for you? What conception of truth is not only coherent and adequate, but also most conducive to inter-faith understanding?

Areas covered within this lecture include;
1. Introduction
2. Traditional views of truth and their problems
3. Coherence
4. Truth is relationship
5. First relationship: to practical action – ethics in particular
6. Second relationship: to other ‘truths’
7. Third relationship: to reality
8. Fourth relationship: to other people – and to ourselves
9. Conclusion


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