Thursday 22 April 2021 | 10:00am

Giles Fraser: Between Christianity & Judaism

Thursday 22 April 2021 | 10:00am

Giles Fraser: Between Christianity & Judaism

£6.00 - Single event ticket
£35.00£50.00 - Festival Pass
Admired and controversial preacher and broadcaster Giles Fraser presents his most improbable of books, Chosen: Lost and Found Between Christianity and Judaism.

Part of the Baillie Gifford Non-fiction Series

In 2011, the Occupy movement set up camp around St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London where Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of the Cathedral, gave the movement his support. It ended in disaster.

He joins us for an intimate conversation about the personal crisis that followed and its surprising consequences. As Giles Fraser found himself crushed between the forces of protest, the needs of the church, and the implacable City of London, he resigned, and was plunged into depression. His road to recovery began with a journey to learn more about his Jewish roots, which resulted in his fascinating and personal book, Chosen: Lost and Found Between Christianity and Judaism – part autobiography, part religious reflection.

He is joined in conversation by writer Rebecca Abrams to talk about the healing power of theology in individual lives and across religious divides.

Author Biography

Giles Fraser is a parish priest at St Mary, Newington in South London. He has been a Lecturer in Philosophy and chaplain at Wadham College, Oxford, and Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. He is the author of Redeeming Nietzsche: On the Piety of Unbelief, How to Believe: Investigating Wittgenstein, and Christianity with Attitude. For some years he wrote the ‘Loose Canon’ column in TheGuardian and is a regular broadcaster on The Moral Maze and Thought for the Day on Radio 4. 

Rebecca Abrams (chair) is the author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her non-fiction titles include When Parents Die, a classic in its field, and Three Shoes, One Sock and No Hairbrush, the best-selling guide to having a second child. Her novel, Touching Distance, was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize and won the Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award (2009). An award-winning journalist, Rebecca is a former columnist on The Daily Telegraph and a long-standing reviewer for The Guardian.

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Part of the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Series