OBEYING OUR OWN CREATIONS
God and Disenchantment in Amazon's World
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
A century ago, Max Weber declared that the modern Western world was disenchanted:
gods and spirits were pushed aside by rationalizing forces, especially science and
capitalism. But Weber also worried about a new type of enchantment, that people
had become subjected to forces of our own making that were increasingly out of
our control. This lecture explores disenchantment and enchantment in a world
dominated by Amazon.com, the epitome of rationalization, and the purveyor of
Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Chapter Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral
Sponsored by Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP,
Archbishop of Sydney.
4 events per year, with local and international speakers.
Scholarship at the Cathedral is an initiative of the Catholic Archdiocese Sydney, in partnership with The University of Notre Dame Australia's Institute for Ethics and Society.
Scholarship at the Cathedral will host a series of public lectures at St Mary's Cathedral delivered by eminent intellectuals (both Australian and international), which serve the purpose of furthering the Archdiocese’s contribution in the forum of intellectual life and public discourse.
Fostering an Australian culture that seeks to grow deeper in curiosity, has a thirst for knowledge, and values lifelong learning.