Politics as Art: A Christian Perspective

whereas the study of politics should be scientific, its practice is not susceptible to the rationality of the scientific method. Society presents complex challenges which defy rational control conceived after the natural sciences; they demand wisdom and moral courage. Contrary to notions underlying contemporary Canadian political discourse, politics is not a science, it is an art, the art of living together in peace and harmony as we are commanded to doas Christians. This lecture will address politics as art from a Christian perspective.

Dr. Terrence Downey

Dr. Terrence Downey, a graduate of St. Jerome’s College, is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. A recipient of UW’s Distinguished Teacher Award and co-recipient (1990) of the Father Norm Choate, C.R. Distinguished Graduate Award, he has written on environmental and resource development policies, church-state relations, ethics in government, business-government interaction, free trade, and the making of Canadian public policy. He has served as a consultant to government on political reform and comments frequently int he media on current affairs

Friday, March 4, 1994 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University