College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

5: Human dignity and our relation to God

The fifth in Professor Waldron's series of lectures "One Another's Equals: The Basis of Human Equality" explores the theological foundations of our understanding of human equality.

Lecture abstract

That human equality is rooted in a vision of God’s relation to humankind or in some sort of theological anthropology has been a familiar theme for thousands of years.

I elaborated John Locke’s version of this in God, Locke and Equality (Cambridge 2002). But views of this kind are seldom articulated clearly.

In this lecture I will relate our intimations about a transcendent basis for human equality to the work that was done in the previous lectures about the basic logic of the position.

Lecture video