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Riddell Memorial Lectures - Good news in an age of fake news? The place of mercy in a post-truth society
Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James's, Piccadilly

One of the key assertions of Christian orthodoxy is that God is merciful. And that God's mercy is most needed when truth is revealed. Iris Murdoch, whose centenary is celebrated this year, commented in 1970 that 'Christianity is not so much abandoned as unknown'. Lucy Winkett will argue that this is evident most acutely in the absence of mercy as a public value or societal norm.

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