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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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Registration and Call for Papers Open for the Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference:

Catholic Theology in the Public Academy: Searching the Questions, Sounding the Depths

18-20 Apr 2018

Including:

  • Academic Colloquium featuring Paul D. Murray, Anna Rowlands, Karen Kilby, Alana Harris, Elizabeth Johnson, Paul Lakeland, Stephen Bullivant, Gavin D’Costa, Gerard Loughlin, Nicholas M. Healy, Janet Soskice, and Myriam Wijlens
  • Celebratory Dinners in the Durham Castle’s Great Hall and St Chad’s College
  • Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving in Durham Cathedral
  • Anniversary Public Lecture by Baroness Nuala O'Loan on Catholicism and Public Life
  • Parallel Paper Sessions for postgraduate students, early career scholars and established academics.

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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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