Posts Tagged ‘Lloyd Geering’

Lloyd Geering to end his lectureship career aged 96

Friday, April 11th, 2014

When he recently turned 96 years of age, Professor Lloyd Geering decided to retire from his role as Principal Lecturer of the St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society. His final talk in that capacity will be given during the week of the opening of the new St Andrew’s Centre on Tuesday Read more

The wonder of Benedict, Geering and my Mum

Friday, March 8th, 2013

No matter how much my Mum tried to speak softly about the outrageous goings on in the Presbyterian Church with ‘that man Geering’, I could hear her telephone whisperings. One of the great advantages of my childhood bedroom was its proximity to the telephone. A significant cream instrument with braided cord, set upon a clever combination Read more

Geering says not enough religion in schools

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Sir Lloyd Geering believes there are good reasons for teaching religion in schools. He thinks parents’ confusion about the word “religion”,  can make them more likely to remove their children from religion classes. “I think ‘religion’ is probably a word that is confusing the whole situation. What we really should be talking about is culture. Read more

Teaching religious studies in schools

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Religious Studies is a vitally important, though neglected area of education. Religions underpin the cultural and philosophical heritages which shape our current worldviews. If we are to understand the various cultures of today’s world, we need to know something of the worldviews and values that underlie them. In addition, an understanding of ways in which Read more