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Suffering, Diminishment and the Christian Life

Monday, 8 January 2018 to Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Details

Is love intrinsically linked to suffering? Are suffering, diminishment and loss on some fundamental level good? This is the direction in which recent theological emphases on vulnerability and kenosis might seem to point. In this conference we will seek to bring the question of the status and meaning of suffering in Christian life and Christian theology into focus, and to reflect on it from the perspectives of biblical, historical, pastoral, political and systematic theology.

Speakers include:
Dorothea H Bertshmann: Sin, Suffering and Death in Paul
Chris Cook: Thérèse of Lisieux : A Spirituality of Suffering
Karen Kilby: The Seduction of Kenosis
Bernard McGinn: Mystical Dereliction : Historical Explorations
John Swinton: Suffering and Severe Mental Health Challenges? Theological Reflections on the Ambiguity of Psychological Suffering
Anna Rowlands: Refugees and Political Theology : Suffering and Resistance
Linn Tonstad: Vulnerabilities, Not Vulnerability : Considering Some Differences

Conference Venue: Ushaw College, Durham

Limited accommodation is available at Ushaw College which you can book as you register. Other accommodation is available at Collingwood College in Durham and delegates staying there would need to chose the transport package, unless they have their own means of transport to Ushaw which is 4 miles out of Durham.

For further information please visit our website.

  • Standard Registration (GBP 72.50)
    Includes booking fee and refreshments on Tuesday and Wednesday. The conference sessions will end at 6.30pm on Wednesday, and delegates can return to Durham or choose the "optional dinner" for that night.
  • Student Package (GBP 47.50)
    Includes booking fee and refreshments on Tuesday and Wednesday. The conference sessions will end at 6.30pm on Wednesday, and delegates can return to Durham or choose the "optional dinner" for that night.

Payment Methods

  • Credit/Debit Card

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