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Centre for Catholic Studies

Centre for Catholic Studies

Founded in 2008, the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University represents a creative partnership between academy and church: a centre within the pluralist, public academy for critically constructive Catholic studies of the highest academic standing.

In the 2017-2018 academic year the Centre for Catholic Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Explore this website and/or view the Centre for Catholic Studies prospectus to find out more about the Centre's work.

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Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries for 2018-19

The Centre for Catholic Studies is pleased to announce the Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries available for 2018-19.

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Registration and Call for Papers Open for Conference on Suffering, Diminishment and the Christian Life

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.

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Dr Anna Rowlands Announced as the St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice

We are delighted to announce Dr Anna Rowlands as the St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice. Dr Rowlands’ appointment in the University’s Department of Theology and Religion will take effect in September 2017.

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The Rev. Dr Gabrielle Thomas appointed to new project on ‘Ecclesial Learning about Women and the English Churches through Receptive Ecumenism’

The Centre for Catholic Studies within the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, in partnership with the Trust of the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW) and the Caulfield Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr Gabrielle Thomas to a two year post-doctoral position in ‘Ecclesial Learning about Women and the English Churches through Receptive Ecumenism.’

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