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13:00 - 13:30 9 May 2013

Jeremy Bentham on the Sexuality of Jesus


Lecture Theatre 1.03 | Malet Place Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Jeremy Bentham (1746-1832) philosopher and reformer is known for his opposition to the punishment of homosexuality. Less well-known is his advocacy of sexual liberty. As part of a wider discussion of religious beliefs, Bentham looked in detail at the way in which the sexuality of Jesus was portrayed in the Gospels, and how Jesus’s attitude to pleasure in general was in stark opposition to the asceticism preached by Paul. Professor Philip Schofield explores Bentham’s writings recently edited for the first time.

Registration recommended.


Felicity Stafford



UCL Festival of Arts 2013