Religious Language and the Good Life

Tuesday 6 September 2022
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Off campus
Lectures and seminars
General public

Dr Valerie Hobbs (University of Sheffield) gives a public lecture entitled, Religious Language and the Good Life: Too Much of a Good Thing is No Good Thing, followed by Q&A and a free wine reception

When people talk about God, what are they doing with their language? How does explicitly religious language construct and reveal our deepest selves? How does religious language deepen our relationships with other people and with the world around us (and beyond)?

This a unique event exploring these kinds of questions. We are delighted and honoured to have Dr Valerie Hobbs (Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics) from the University of Sheffield as our guest speaker. The title of her talk is: "Religious Language and the Good Life: Too Much of a Good Thing is No Good Thing".

She is at the forefront of scholarship investigating the way religious speech frames a wide variety of contemporary contexts from funerals to courtrooms to sporting events.

It is open to everyone, of all religious beliefs and none, and any range of educational experience. This event is free to all.

We are considering live-streaming the event. If you register for the event on Eventbrite, we will update if this option becomes available.

For an queries, contact: Dr Joanna Leidenhag,