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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Past Seminars

Is Christ's Beatific Vision Defensible Today?

Presented by Dr Simon Francis Gaine, OP, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

17 January 2019 17:00 in Pemberton Lecture Room, PG20, Palace Green, Durham

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Caring for women with eating disorders: Could insights from feminist theology reform the practice of pastoral care?

Presented by Dr Carolyn Blair, Queen’s University Belfast

17 January 2019 16:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

British Curse Tablets and their Implications for the Study of the New Testament and Early Christianity

Presented by Prof. Paul Foster, Edinburgh University

14 January 2019 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Fresh expressions, renewal and the Methodist Church in Britain

Presented by Andrew Orton,

13 December 2018 15:00 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christmas Social for for all women in the department - both postgraduates and staff

Presented by ,

12 December 2018 13:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Postgraduate work-in-progress session

Presented by ,

12 December 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christ, the Light of Our Lives; or 'What Do the Ox and the Ass Get Out of Christmas?'

Presented by Prof. Janet Soskice, University of Cambridge

11 December 2018 17:15 in Ushaw College

Please register at https://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

“And then I was attacked by the Almighty”: The Description of Somatic Pain in Job 6 as Symbolic Protest

Presented by Dr Katherine Southwood, Oxford

11 December 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Refiguring the Prodigal Son in Literature in English: Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings

Presented by Dr Alison Jack, University of Edinburgh

10 December 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Redistribution, Recognition and Catholic Social Teaching

Presented by Dr Amy Daughton, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge

6 December 2018 17:00 in Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy, St Cuthbert's Catholic Church, New Elvet, Durham City

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Memory, Narrative and Ageing

Presented by Dr Jocelyn Bryan, Academic Dean and Cranmer Hall Tutor at St John’s College, Durham

6 December 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anglican Communion Office Seminar: Anglicanism and Communion in Spirit

Presented by Bishop Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop of Cape Coast, Ghana

5 December 2018 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

Contact admin.cas@durham.ac.uk for more information

Postgraduate Seminar *

Presented by ,

5 December 2018 15:30 in TBC

* These postgraduate seminars are hosted by CdT, but welcome presentations and attendance from all members of the postgraduate community.

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

The Portuguese Litany and the Library of Alcobaça Monastery: evidence uncovered in the Lisbon Collection at Ushaw College Library

Presented by Liz Evenden, Oxford

5 December 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBA

Presented by Dr Simon Gathercole, University of Cambridge

3 December 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Catholic Activism in Revolutionary England: Constitutional Radicalism and the Seventeenth-Century Toleration Debate

Presented by Christopher Gillett, Brown University

28 November 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Edward Coleman, 1636-1678: Catholic Martyr as Newsletter Writer

Presented by Prof. Stephen Taylor, Durham University

27 November 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Please register at https://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Remember me, O my God, and do not wipe out my good deeds”: The Possibility of Reading Nehemiah Ethically

Presented by Timothy Escott, Durham

27 November 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sacrifice and Kinship in Hebrews and Other Early Christian Texts

Presented by Dr Philippa Townsend, University of Edinburgh

26 November 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Rainbow Bridge: Intimations of Immortality

Presented by Revd Dr Susan Gabriel Talbot, Writer, worker for the Gettalife Project charity, Spiritual Director and Anglican sister

22 November 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by TBC,

15 November 2018 15:00 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

False Allegation of Rape: Genesis 39 and the Present

Presented by Prof. Johanna Stiebert, Leeds

13 November 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mirror Reading CBLW 139: Paratextual Systems in a 12th Century Gospel Book

Presented by Dr Garrick Allen, Dublin City University

12 November 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Creation Theology and the Medieval Tradition of the Hexaemeron

Presented by Prof. Giles Gasper, Durham University

8 November 2018 17:00 in Pemberton Lecture Room, PG20, Palace Green, Durham

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Postgraduate Seminar *

Presented by ,

7 November 2018 15:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

*These postgraduate seminars are hosted by CdT, but welcome presentations and attendance from all members of the postgraduate community.

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

What John Knew and What John Wrote

Presented by Dr Wendy North, Durham University

5 November 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Robbins Lecture: The Myth of the “Good” War: Theological Perspectives on Moral Injury and Original Sin

Presented by Dr Brian Powers, Durham University

31 October 2018 18:30 in Prior's Hall, Durham University

Contact admin.cas@durham.ac.uk for more information

Marian shrines and maternal miracles in early modern Spain

Presented by Catherine Maguire, Queen Mary, London

31 October 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reflecting on Kingship from Crisis: Jeremiah and Ezekiel on the Royal Institution

Presented by Dr Madhavi Nevader, St Andrews

30 October 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Past or Present? Historiographical Memory of Jesus in Early Gospel Literature

Presented by Prof Eve-Marie Becker, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

29 October 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Shape of Water: ‘Medicine of Mortality’ in Patristic Pastoral Healthcare

Presented by Dr Susan R. Holman, Academic editor & writer in medicine & global health, Harvard University (2007-2018); John R. Eckrich Chair & Professor of Religion & the Healing Arts, Valparaiso University (2019); Senior Fellow of the Harvard University Initiative on Health, Religion, a

25 October 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Henson Lecture: Raising Lazarus or Raising Cain? The Vocation of the Church in Contemporary Britain

Presented by The Rev. Lucy Winkett, Rector of St. James’s, Piccadilly

24 October 2018 18:15 in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

The annual Hensley Henson lecture commemorates one of the most outspoken and politically active bishops in the modern Church. Henson was Bishop of Durham between 1920 and 1939 and a well-known figure both locally and nationally.

The lecture series is designed to consider the Church’s scope for political intervention within a Church-State establishment and in a society characterised by religious diversity and increasing secularisation.

The series is a collaborative venture between the Departments of History, Theology, and Politics at the University, and Durham Cathedral.

Contact admin.cas@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBA

Presented by Dr Kimberley Fowler, Durham University

22 October 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Douai 450th Anniversary Lecture 3: The Hounding of Francis Thompson

Presented by Prof. Keith Hanley, Lancaster University

18 October 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Exploring the Theology of Divine Revelation

Presented by Prof Paul Avis, Durham University

17 October 2018 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

Contact admin.cas@durham.ac.uk for more information

Welcome to new members: staff work-in-progress session

Presented by ,

17 October 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Trajectories in Christian Interpretation of Ezekiel’s Gog Oracle

Presented by Dr Andrew Mein, Durham

16 October 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Making Sense of the Betrayer: the Gospel of Judas and its Predecessors

Presented by Prof Francis Watson, Durham University

15 October 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Communication and Cultural Change: Catholic Contributions from Marshall McLuhan and Walter Ong

Presented by Prof. John Sullivan, Liverpool Hope University

11 October 2018 17:00 in Pemberton Lecture Room, PG20, Palace Green, Durham

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Welcome Lunch for all women in the department - both postgraduates and staff

Presented by ,

10 October 2018 13:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

House Rules Apply: A Fresh Look at 1 Timothy 5:3-16

Presented by Prof John Barclay, Durham University

8 October 2018 15:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham‎

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Laudato Si' and the development of Catholic Social Teaching on ecological responsibility

Presented by Dr Carmody Grey, Durham University

21 June 2018 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

* The Michael Ramsey Lecture: "The Monasticism of My Community is Jihad" Islam and Sacred Violence, Past and Present *

Presented by Tom Holland,

13 June 2018 18:30 in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

Given the atrocities committed by Islamist terrorists worldwide in recent decades, acclaimed writer and broadcaster Tom Holland considers the religious roots and justifications for this violence.

Drinks will be served from 6:15pm.

There is no charge for the event, but please confirm your attendance by emailing admin.cas@durham.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 11 June 2018.

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘The Good Life and the Good Society': University Students and High Security Prisoners Cultivating the Common Good

Presented by Dr Elizabeth Phillips, Westcott House, University of Cambridge

7 June 2018 17:30 in Seminar Room B, Dept of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Augustine, Evil and Two Phases of the Concept

Presented by Prof. Nicholas Adams, Birmingham University

7 June 2018 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Restoration of the English and Welsh Seminaries in the Aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars

Presented by Revd Dr Peter Phillips, Diocese of Shrewsbury

21 May 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Lecture formerly entitled 'John Lingard, the Closure of the English College, Douai, and its Re-establishment on English Soil'

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Corporate Identity and Emotion in 1 Peter: Seeing the World Through Another

Presented by Dr Katherine Hockey, University of Aberdeen

21 May 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Teleology, Intention and the Doctrine of Creation (Annual Teilhard Seminar)

Presented by Professor Simon Oliver, Durham University

17 May 2018 17:30 in Seminar Room B, Dept of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

All Things Samaritan? Engagement with Samaritan Issues in John 4

Presented by Dr Catrin Williams, University of Wales

14 May 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reading Psalm 46 in its Canonical Context

Presented by Dr David Firth, Bristol University

8 May 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

What is a Gospel?

Presented by Prof. Francis Watson, Durham University

7 May 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

POSTPONED: Schillebeeckx: On Incarnation and Vocation

Presented by Dr Jennifer Cooper, POSTPONED

3 May 2018 17:30 in Venue TBC

Date TBC

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Meets Albert Schweitzer: Can ‘Reverence for the Penultimate’ form a Christian Mandate for Church Involvement in 21st Century Healthcare?

Presented by Dr Robert Jaggs-Fowler, Durham University

3 May 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

“The Mountaines did serve for their Refuge”: 1650s Wales as a refuge for Anglican clergy

Presented by Sarah Ward, Oxford University

3 May 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Universities as Places of Encounter Between Faith and Culture: A public conversation with Bishop Paul Tighe (Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture)

Presented by HE Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture

1 May 2018 18:15 in Ushaw College

Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2017-2018

6.15pm: Lecture in the Exhibition Hall
7.30pm: Drinks reception in the Refectory (optional)

Lecture only tickets:
£5 per person (concessions £2.50; Durham University staff and students free with assistance from Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy).

Drinks reception:
£5 per person (no concessions).

All are welcome. REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. Registration deadline: 9am on Monday 23 April. Please click on "Additional Information" below to register.

Those needing help with transport can book it (free of charge) through the registration site as follows:
• Outward journey: 5.30pm Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, to Ushaw Colllege main entrance
• Return: Departing from Ushaw College main entrance at 8.15pm (after the drinks reception), returning to Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, with a stop on North Road on the way

This public lecture is part of the conference celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the English College at Douai: 450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future (30 April-1 May at Ushaw College). For more information, please see www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Is there no balm in Gilead?’ What the Hebrew Bible might contribute to contemporary discussions surrounding illness and death

Presented by Prof. Joel Kaminsky, Smith College

1 May 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

An Arab Idol & the Aramean Christ: Syriac peoplehood, nation & ecclesia in Palestine

Presented by Dr Mark Calder, Aberdeen

1 May 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Heracles, the New Testament and Early Christianity: Sixty Years since Marcel Simon's Hercule et le Christianisme

Presented by Dr Daniele Pevarello, Trinity College, Dublin

30 April 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Co-productive Ethics: Bridging the Fact-Value Divide in Mental Health Service Provision

Presented by Revd Julian Raffay, Durham University

26 April 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Idea of the University and the Process of Secularization

Presented by Prof. Thomas Karlsohn, Uppsala University

26 April 2018 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mission Theology/Anglican Communion Lecture: The Largest Anglican Church Nigerian Anglicanism, 1980 to the Present

Presented by Dr Richard Burgess, University of Roehampton

25 April 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ernesto de Martino on Folk Healing: exploring the study of religion & medicine

Presented by Professor Fabrizio Ferrari, Chester

25 April 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

On Devotional Objects

Presented by Dr Eleanor Standley, University of Oxford

24 April 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Faith, Christmas, and Good Samaritans: The New Testament in Contemporary English Political Discourse

Presented by Prof. James Crossley, St Mary’s University

23 April 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Linking Luke to Acts: Reflections on the Composition of a Two-Volume Work

Presented by Prof. Joseph Verheyden, KU Leuven

19 March 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The human professional: facilitating or obstructing patient-centred end of life care?

Presented by Dr Colette Hawkins,

15 March 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Social for Female Staff and PG Students

Presented by ,

15 March 2018 13:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

POSTPONED

Presented by Dr Susan Royal, Durham University

14 March 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed as a result of the University and College Union strike action.

Any new details for Susan Royal's seminar will follow in due course.

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The History of the Hedge: the complexity of Quaker relations with the world

Presented by Professor Ben Pink Dandelion, Birmingham University

13 March 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Retrieving Gregory of Nazianzen’s Account of the Imago Dei

Presented by Dr Gabrielle Thomas, Durham University

8 March 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

From Pugin to Ebenezer Howard: the City and the Christian Imagination

Presented by Frances Knight, University of Nottingham

8 March 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religion in the Ruins: War, Reconstruction and the Church of England, 1939-45 (The Van Mildert Lecture)

Presented by Matthew Grimley, Oxford University

7 March 2018 17:30 in Van Mildert College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

POSTPONED Bishop Van Mildert Annual Lecture: Religion in the Ruins: War, Reconstruction and the Church of England, 1939-45

Presented by Dr Matthew Grimley, Merton College, Oxford

7 March 2018 17:30 in Van Mildert College

Unfortunately, this lecture has been postponed due to illness.

Details of the rescheduled lecture will appear shortly.

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Jacobitism and the Conscience of British and Irish Catholicism (Ushaw 450th Anniversary Lecture 1)

Presented by Dr Gabriel Glickman, University of Cambridge

6 March 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Quick Quips and Endless Enigmas: The Double Dynamic in Proverbs 10-29

Presented by Suzie Millar, Leeds University

6 March 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christianity and identity in the Indo-Burma Borderlands

Presented by Dr Iliyana Angelova, Maynooth

6 March 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Church According to Mark: Narrative Ecclesiology in the Markan Prologue

Presented by Dr Andrew J. Byers, Durham University

5 March 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

POSTPONED: Redistribution, Recognition and Catholic Social Teaching

Presented by Dr Amy Daughton, POSTPONED

1 March 2018 17:30 in Venue TBC

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The nature of prayer in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger

Presented by Ms Silvija Balenović Visinski, MA Social Worker; PhD student, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Rome

1 March 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

POSTPONED

Presented by ,

28 February 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Conservatism in the Church of England, 1900-39: Hensley Henson and Lord Hugh Cecil.

Dr Julia Stapleton, Durham University

New details for this seminar will be announced shortly.

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Creating Church Online: Theology and Ministry for a Digital Age

Presented by Timothy Hutchings, St. John's College, Durham University

27 February 2018 15:00 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Hindu & Christian Expressions of Hope in Chicago (Postgraduate Research Seminar 8)

Presented by Jamie Howard, Durham University

27 February 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Rethinking the “Rule of Truth”

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University

26 February 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Saving Catholic Grosseteste: Fr Philip Perry’s Lost Biography

Presented by Dr Jack Cunningham, Bishop Grosseteste University

22 February 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Dull Hearts and Trembling Souls: Melancholy in Nonconformist Religious Experience, 1640-1700

Presented by Finola Finn, Durham University

22 February 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Back Where You Came From: Reading Genesis and Making Art with Sanctuary Seekers in Sheffield

Presented by Dr Casey Strine, University of Sheffield

21 February 2018 14:00 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact j.m.f.heath@durham.ac.uk for more information

Depicting the Divine: The Problem of God in Film and the Ambiguity of Exodus 3 in Exodus: Gods and Kings

Presented by Mat Collins, Chester University

20 February 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Become fellowimitators together with me (Phil 3.17): Embodying Christ in the Face of the “Enemies of the Cross

Presented by Dr Kathy Ehrensperger, Universität Potsdam

19 February 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Spousal Violence among Christians: Taiwan, South Australia and Ghana

Presented by Dr Elizabeth Koepping, Edinburgh

19 February 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Authentic Interiority and Studying Spirituality

Presented by Revd Dr Michael O'Sullivan, Director of the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education; Programme Leader MA in Applied Spirituality; Research Fellow, University of the Free State, South Africa

15 February 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Tracing Providentia and Memoria in Human Evolution

Presented by Prof. Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame

15 February 2018 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anglican Communion Office Seminar: The Season of Intentional Discipleship in the Anglican Communion

Presented by Canon John Kafwanka, Director of Mission, Anglican Communion Office

13 February 2018 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

Contact admin.cas@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Orthodox Exorcism of Protestant Demons in Ethiopia

Presented by Dr Diego Malara, Glasgow

13 February 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religion, Ethnicity, and Way of Life: Exploring Categories of Identity

Presented by Dr David Horrell, University of Exeter

12 February 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Son as Sign: Thomas Aquinas’s semiotic Trinity

Presented by Dr Nathan Lyons, Durham University

8 February 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Medieval Hospitals and Canon Law: the Problem of Charities for a Church in the world

Presented by Sethina Watson, University of York

8 February 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anglicans at Sea? The Royal Navy and the Church of England in the Era of the First World War

Presented by Professor Michael Snape, Durham University

7 February 2018 16:00 in Room PG21, Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Please note that this event will be in Room PG21.

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

William Brown’s Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis (WJKP: 2017): An Appreciation Together with a Reflection on the Possibilities of Textbooks

Presented by Richard Briggs, Durham University

6 February 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity & the Anthropology of Taboo & Prohibition

Presented by Dr Tom Boylston, Edinburgh

6 February 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Adam, Sin, Devil, Death: Some New Perspectives on Paul

Presented by Dr Jan Dochhorn, Durham University

5 February 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'What is the Point of our Praising the Saints?' The Convergence of Theory and Practice in 12th Century Saints' Cults

Presented by Dr Sigbjorn Sonnesyn, Durham University

1 February 2018 17:30 in Venue TBC

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Integrating Spiritual and Scientific Perspectives to Psychological Wellbeing

Presented by Dr Fraser Watts, Visiting Professor of Psychology and Religion, University of Lincoln

1 February 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Radical Incarnationalism: E. B. Pusey and an Oxford Movement Ressourcement

Presented by Revd Dr George Westhaver, Pusey House, Oxford

31 January 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

* CANCELLED * Studying Clergy Spirituality: Backstage a Qualitative Research Process

Presented by Prof. Tone Stangeland Kaufman, Norwegian School of Theology * CANCELLED *

30 January 2018 15:00 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Characterisation in Mark's bios: where the narrative critics missed their way

Presented by Prof. Helen Bond, University of Edinburgh

29 January 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Durham Debate in Religion & Society (Postgraduate Research Seminar 6)

Presented by TBA,

29 January 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religion and the Rise of Sport in Victorian England

Presented by Hugh McLeod, Birmingham University

25 January 2018 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sin, Confession and Politics: Royal Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Catholic Europe

Presented by Prof. Nicole Reinhardt, Durham University

24 January 2018 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Social for Female Staff and PG Students

Presented by ,

24 January 2018 13:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Claimed and Unclaimed Experience: Problematic Readings of Trauma in the Hebrew Bible

Presented by David Janzen, Durham University

23 January 2018 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Dreaming Cosmology into a Cultural Artefact: animistic conundrums in China

Presented by Dr Katherine Swancutt, King’s College London

23 January 2018 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Righteous Amputees: Bodily Integrity, Resurrection, and Mark 9:43-47

Presented by Prof. Candida Moss, University of Birmingham

22 January 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Parishes and Placemaking: Observations from the Making (and Unmaking) of Catholicism in Modern Communities

Presented by Dr Tricia Bruce, Maryville College, Tennessee

18 January 2018 17:30 in Venue TBC

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Healing and wholeness: practical theology in dialogue with evidence-based healthcare

Presented by Revd Prof. Mark Cobb, Clinical Director & Honorary Senior Chaplain, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, UK

18 January 2018 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Narratives of Incarnation

Presented by Prof. Francis Watson, Durham University

15 January 2018 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The re-introduction of military chaplaincy in post-Soviet Russia (1990-2017)

Presented by Krastu Banev, Durham University

14 December 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Nativity Scenes: A Live Performance

Presented by Dr Stefano Cracolici , Durham University

13 December 2017 17:00 in Ushaw College

Preceded by a drinks reception at 5pm and followed by the Ushaw Carol Service with mulled wine and mince pies at 7pm. Booking is essential. Please let us know you are coming by registering via www.centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com or 0191 334 1656. Registration opens 3 weeks before each event.

Preceded by a festive buffet and followed by the Ushaw Carol Service. Booking essential. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information.

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christmas Social for all Women in the Department

Presented by ,

13 December 2017 15:30 in Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

God as Gambler: An Unauthorized Addendum to Old Testament Pictures of God

Presented by Dr John Jarick, University of Oxford

12 December 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reshaping Practical Theology

Presented by Professor Pete Ward, Durham University

12 December 2017 15:00 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christmas & Winter Holidays: an ideas workshop (Postgraduate Research Seminar 5)

Presented by Lucinda Murphy, Durham University

12 December 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Beginnings of a Christian Doctrine of the Spiritual Senses before Origen

Presented by Dr Jane Heath, Durham University

11 December 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Receiving Reform and the Humbling of the Church: Catholic Ecclesial Learning from the Reformation Traditions

Presented by Professor Paul Murray, Durham University

7 December 2017 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Origins of Anglican Moral Theology, 1590-1680: Perkins, Hooker, Sanderson and Taylor

Presented by Canon Dr Peter Sedgwick, William Temple Foundation

6 December 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

PG Seminar

Presented by TBA,

6 December 2017 15:30 in TBA

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Constructing a Spiritual Subject: Ayurveda in the holistic health milieu

Presented by Dr Maya Warrier, Winchester

5 December 2017 19:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Laudato Si’: Background and Contributions

Presented by Msgr Kevin Irwin, Catholic University of America

4 December 2017 17:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Rediscovered Fourth-Century Commentary on the Gospels by Fortunatianus of Aquileia

Presented by Dr Hugh Houghton, University of Birmingham

4 December 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Baptistic Separatists and the Imposition of Hands: Re-thinking “Radical Religion” in Revolutionary England

Presented by Matt Bingham, Queen's University Belfast

30 November 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Badgers and Greyhounds? Some Text-linguistic Comments on the Book of Proverbs

Presented by Prof. Robert Hayward, Durham University

28 November 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Mission of Jesus in Constitutional Perspective

Presented by Dr Stephen Barton, Durham University

27 November 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Personal Religious History and Research (Postgraduate Research Seminar 4)

Presented by Jennifer Uzzell, Durham University

27 November 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Eschatology in Modern European Thought

Presented by Professor Judith Wolfe, St. Andrews

23 November 2017 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Survival, Alteration and Appreciation of English Medieval Embroideries

Presented by Glyn Davies , Victoria & Albert Museum

21 November 2017 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Practical Theology and the Art of Complexification

Presented by Professor John Swinton, University of Aberdeen

21 November 2017 15:00 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religious Statues & Personhood: exploring approaches to material religion

Presented by Dr Amy Whitehead, Trinity St David

21 November 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

British Sunday Schools in the Era of the First World War, 1900-1939

Presented by Caitriona McCartney, Durham University

16 November 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

* The Robbins Lecture: Centenary Reflections on The Church in the Furnace: Can the Church of England learn from the British Army? *

Presented by The Venerable Stephen Robbins CB,

15 November 2017 18:30 in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

To mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele, and the publication by Anglican army chaplains of a controversial manifesto for post-war church reform, The Venerable Stephen Robbins CB, Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and a former Chaplain-General of the British Army, asks whether the Church can learn from the recent pastoral experience of army chaplains.

Drinks will be served from 6:15pm.

There is no charge for the event, but please confirm your attendance by emailing admin.cas@durham.ac.uk by Friday 10 November 2017.

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

How the Trinitarian God Acts in Creation: Augustine, Aquinas and Lonergan

Presented by Professor Neil Ormerod , Australian Catholic University

15 November 2017 17:30 in TBC

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Contemporary Shamanism in Italy (Postgraduate Research Seminar 3)

Presented by Angela Puca, Leeds Trinity

14 November 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Far from the Past? Reading Revelation 18 as Hebrew Bible Imitation

Presented by Dr Michelle Fletcher, University of Kent

13 November 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul. The role of the clergy in the care of sadness and depression, and their collaboration with mental health professionals

Presented by Dr Gloria Dura-Vila, University College London

9 November 2017 16:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Darkness of Suffering and the Darkness of God

Presented by Professor Karen Kilby, Durham University

9 November 2017 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Meat Seasoned with Divine Wrath”? The Quails Tradition(s)

Presented by Dr Bernard Robinson,

7 November 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Changing Structures of Islamic Authority: new Islamic education movements

Presented by Professor Masooda Bano, University of Oxford

7 November 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

John and the Synoptics: Allusion to Scripture as a Possible Model

Presented by Dr Wendy Sproston-North, Durham University

6 November 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Keys and The Kingdom: The British and the Papacy from John Paul II to Francis

Presented by Catherine Pepinster, Former editor of the Tablet

2 November 2017 17:30 in Abbey House, Department of Theology and Religion, Palace Green, Durham

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Reading a Reformation: Bishop Tunstall's household and its books at Durham, 1530 to 1558

Presented by Elizabeth Biggs, Durham Cathedral Priory Project

2 November 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

PG Seminar

Presented by TBA,

1 November 2017 15:30 in TBA

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Interacting and Communicating with the Dead (Postgraduate Research Seminar 2)

Presented by Vivian Asimos, Durham University

31 October 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ontological, Revelatory, or Transformative? Reinterpreting the Nature and Function of the Strength in Weakness Paradox in 2 Corinthians

Presented by Benjamin White, Durham University

30 October 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Deepening Comparisons Between Paul and Psychagogy: Constructive Adaptation in 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1

Presented by Justin Allison, Durham University

30 October 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

On the Nature, Task and Method of Theology: A Very Methodist Account

Presented by Professor Tom Greggs, Aberdeen

26 October 2017 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Never Since has there Arisen a Book in Israel like the Books of Moses”: Canonical Constructions of the Theological Priority of the Written Torah

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs, Durham University

24 October 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Quests for Fruition in Religion & Art: spirit practitioners & sculptors in Tanzania

Presented by Dr Zachary Kingdon, National Museums (Liverpool)

24 October 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Docetism” Revisited: The Death of Jesus in the Gospels of Truth and Peter

Presented by Dr Simon Gathercole, University of Cambridge

23 October 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Welcome to new members: staff work-in-progress session

Presented by ,

19 October 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Devices and Desires: Affect Theory and the Plausibility of Sin in Late Modernity

Presented by Dr Simeon Zahl, University of Nottingham

18 October 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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The Simpsons and Religion (Postgraduate Research Seminar 1)

Presented by Giorgio Scalici, Durham University

17 October 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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A Conversation with Roy Hattersley on his 2017 book, ‘The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Present Day’

Presented by ,

16 October 2017 17:30 in Ushaw College

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Reading the Gospels with the Eusebian Canon Tables

Presented by Dr Matthew Crawford, Australia Catholic University

16 October 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Seeing the Salvation of God: Images as Paratext in Two Armenian Commentaries on the Eusebian Canon Tables

Presented by Dr Matthew Crawford, Australian Catholic University

16 October 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Welcome Lunch for all Women in the Department

Presented by ,

13 October 2017 13:00 in Abbey House

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Towards an Ethics of Empire

Presented by Professor Nigel Biggar, Oxford

12 October 2017 16:00 in Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

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Thinking About God: A Reading of Psalm 82

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly, Durham University

10 October 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Personhood & interiority among Pentecostals of the Assemblies of God in Benin

Presented by Dr Sitna Quiroz, Durham University

10 October 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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The Specificity of Christian Mysticism

Presented by Dr Earl Collins , Author of ‘Meeting Christ in his Mysteries’

9 October 2017 17:30 in Abbey House, Department of Theology and Religion, Palace Green, Durham

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An Ethic or an Event? Some New Testament Perspectives on Peace

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

9 October 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church’s Flawed Expertise in Humanity (Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture)

Presented by Dr Ethna Regan, Dublin City University

22 June 2017 18:00 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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Presented by Sr. Gill Goulding, CJ, Regis College, University of TorontoAssociate Professor of Systematic Theology

22 June 2017 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage (D/TH105), Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green, DH1 3ES, Durham

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Social for Female Staff and PG Students

Presented by ,

21 June 2017 16:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

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The Theological Relevance of the Secular

Presented by Prof. Christoph Hübenthal, Radboud University, The Netherlands

15 June 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage (D/TH105), Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green, DH1 3ES, Durham

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British Sunday Schools in the Era of the First World War 1900-1939

Presented by Catriona McCartney, Durham University

15 June 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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The Winds of Change in the Catholic Church: A Sociologist’s View

Presented by Prof. Staf Hellemans, Tilburg University

8 June 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage (D/TH105), Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green, DH1 3ES, Durham

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Against the Manichees: Immigration and the Human Good

Presented by Dr Anna Rowlands, Durham University

2 June 2017 16:30 in St Chad's College, Durham

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

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The Construction of Innocence: Theology and the American Gun Culture

Presented by Dominic Erdozain, Emory University

1 June 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Why Write a Post-Resurrection Dialogue?

Presented by Sarah Parkhouse, Durham University

29 May 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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“Your Father who is in Secret and Sees in Secret...”: On the Attribution ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ in Matthew 6.1-6, 16–18

Presented by Lena Lütticke, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

29 May 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Time, Totality, and "Creative" Conscience in Amoris Laetitia

Presented by Nicolete Burbach, Durham University

24 May 2017 16:00 in TBC

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Consolation: Scouring and Succour

Presented by Samuel Tranter, Durham University

24 May 2017 16:00 in TBC

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English Jesuit Drama 1599-1916: From Martyrs to Rum Punch

Presented by Joe Reed and Jan Graffius, Stonyhurst College

23 May 2017 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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Composite Citations in Antiquity: A Conclusion

Presented by Dr Sean Adams, University of Glasgow

22 May 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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The Life of Doctrine

Presented by Prof. Mike Higton, Durham University

18 May 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage (D/TH105), Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green, DH1 3ES, Durham

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

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Presented by Professor Chris Insole, Durham University

18 May 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C‎ (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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The Problem of Sin and the Reshaping of Political Vocabulary in England's Peripheries, c. 1550-1650

Presented by Mark Hutchinson, Durham University

18 May 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Misinterpreter or Critical Resource? Reading Paul with Martin Luther after 500 Years

Presented by Dr Stephen Chester, North Park Theological Seminary

15 May 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Hope and Optimism: Theology, Psychology and Mental Health

Presented by Dr Fraser Watts, Visiting Professor of Psychology and Religion, University of Lincoln

11 May 2017 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Ravaisson, Huxley and the Stylistics of Grace

Presented by Dr Simone Kotva, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

11 May 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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“Listening for Justice”, Day conference held jointly with the Law School

Presented by Professor Anthony Bash, Department of Theology and Religion

11 May 2017 09:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

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What Aristotle Doesn’t Know about the Common Good ...

Presented by Dr Patrick Riordan SJ, Heythrop College

10 May 2017 17:30 in Seminar Room B, Dept. of Theology and Religion

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Recent Research on the Composition of the Pentateuch

Presented by Prof. Graham Davies, Cambridge

9 May 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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'The Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation’

Presented by Prof. Gerard Kelly, Catholic Institute of Sydney

8 May 2017 17:30 in St Cuthbert’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Old Elvet, Durham City

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Impact of the Valentinian Documents from the Nag Hammadi Corpus on New Testament Studies

Presented by Dr Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski, King’s College London

8 May 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Squabbling, Babbling, Feeling: What did Exile do to Early Modern Catholics from Britain and Ireland?

Presented by Prof. John McCafferty, University College Dublin

4 May 2017 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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Work-in-progress session

Presented by Durham University postgraduates, Durham University

4 May 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Mission Theology Annual Lecture: Title TBC

Presented by Revd Dr Daniel Jeyaraj, Liverpool Hope University

3 May 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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From Qumran to Corinth: Following Israel into the Wilderness in the Late Second Temple Period

Presented by Dr Daniel Smith, Saint Louis University

1 May 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Child Abuse and its Impact on Children’s Spirituality

Presented by Mr Nikolaos Souvlakis, Durham University

27 April 2017 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Anglican Church in Congo: Local and Global Perspectives

Presented by Revd Dr David Goodhew and Dr Emma Wild-Wood,

26 April 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Lunch Social for Female Staff and PG Students (BYO Lunch!)

Presented by ,

26 April 2017 13:30 in Meet in front of Abbey House

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Unbinding the Aqedah from the Straightjacket of Tradition: An Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Abraham’s Test in Genesis 22

Presented by Prof. Richard Middleton, Northeastern Seminary, NY

25 April 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Epiphanies of the Transcendent? – Divine Manifestations in John

Presented by Dr Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, University of Aberdeen

24 April 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Compassion, consolation and the sharing of attention

Presented by Dr Stuart Jesson, York St. John University

16 March 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Social for Female Staff & PG Students

Presented by ,

15 March 2017 16:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

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Difficult Thoughts about Divine Glory

Presented by Prof. Christopher Southgate, Exeter University

14 March 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Bible Reading among Young Evangelicals

Presented by Dr Ruth Perrin, Durham University

14 March 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Exodus 32–34 in Wisdom of Solomon, Gospel of Matthew, and Epistle of Barnabas

Presented by Dr Joseph R. Dodson, Ouachita Baptist University

13 March 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The vernacular Bible before the English Reformation: six forgotten centuries and why they matter

Presented by Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

9 March 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Ireland’s Spiritual Empire

Presented by Dr Colin Barr, University of Aberdeen

8 March 2017 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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Handling Rejection in Academia

Presented by Prof. Douglas Davies & Prof. Walter Moberly, Durham University

8 March 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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God and Place in Jeremiah

Presented by David Reimer, University of Edinburgh

7 March 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Now is the Time: Revisiting Rupture in the Anthropology of Christianity

Presented by Dr Naomi Haynes, University of Edinburgh

7 March 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Son of Man—Lord of the Temple? Some Echoes of Psalm 8 in the Gospels

Presented by Prof. N. T. Wright, University of St Andrews

6 March 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

PLEASE NOTE that the visit of Prof. N. T. Wright is open only to members of the seminar.

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Gods, Witches and Spirits in everyday life: Explanation, Prediction and Control?

Presented by Ms Bidi Broderick, University of London

2 March 2017 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Ecclesiology and Ethnography with Humility: Going through Barth

Presented by Professor Pete Ward, Durham University

2 March 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Towards the Centenary of the Lambeth Appeal to All Christian People Does Anglicanism Still Have an Ecumenical Vocation?

Presented by Canon Dr Jeremy Worthen, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology Council for Christian Unity

1 March 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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What Difference Does Ordination Make? Solving a Catholic Problem through Receptive Learning from Methodist Tradition

Presented by Prof. Paul D. Murray, Durham University

28 February 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

British Muslims as "failed citizens": Radicalisation of Citizenship Deprivation Polices in the UK

Presented by Mr Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University

28 February 2017 10:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Markan Baptism Episode as Proto-Trinitarian Narrative

Presented by Hallur Mortensen, Durham University

27 February 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Reconsidering the Role of Abraham in Romans 4

Presented by Tavis Bohlinger, Durham University

27 February 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Work of Art in the Church of England, 1660-1840

Presented by Claire Haynes, University of East Anglia

23 February 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Maps, Meridians and Missions: Christopher Maire, SJ (1697–1767), a Durham Cartographer in Enlightenment Italy

Presented by Prof. Maurice Whitehead, Venerable English College, RomeSchwarzenbach Research Fellow; Hon Fellow CCS

22 February 2017 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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Mission Theology seminar: Indian Christian Reactions to Anti-Conversion: An Overview and Some Proposals

Presented by Dr Muthuraj Swamy, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune

22 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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PG Seminar

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22 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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What part did Jeroboam play in the schism (1 Kgs 12)? History, theology, and textual criticism

Presented by Jan Joosten, Oxford University

21 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Transformative Research: Ecclesiology and Action Research

Presented by Dr Jonas Ideström, Dr in Ecclesiology, Minister in the Church of Sweden, researcher and author

21 February 2017 15:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Between awe and reason: Navigating Islamic teachings in London

Presented by Dr Giulia Liberatore, University of Oxford

21 February 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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How the Body of Lazarus Helps to Solve a Pauline Problem

Presented by Dr Jennifer Strawbridge, University of Oxford

20 February 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Albert the Great and his Vision of Seeing God

Presented by Dr Katja Krause, Durham University

16 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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How does workplace leadership affect spiritual well-being of employees?

Presented by Prof. Roger Gill, Durham University

16 February 2017 15:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Writing Abstracts for Conferences

Presented by Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson & Prof. Gerard Loughlin, Durham University

15 February 2017 12:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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London Megachurches and Social Engagement: Toward a public theology

Presented by Dr Sarah Dunlop, Durham University

14 February 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Temporary Divine Chastisement in the Synoptic Tradition

Presented by Prof. Nathan Eubank, University of Oxford

13 February 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Acting and Imaging: Theatre and Theology in Dorothy L Sayers and Charles Williams

Presented by Dr Frances Clemson, Durham University

9 February 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

“The best section of the best branch of the Christian Church”: Dame Rose Macaulay (1881-1958), Author, Public Intellectual, and Anglican Apologist

Presented by Judith Maltby, Oxford University

9 February 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mission Theology seminar: Linking African Concepts of God, Proverbs and Prayers to Christian Theology and Spirituality

Presented by Revd Prof. John Mbiti, University of Bern

8 February 2017 16:00 in Leech Hall

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Divine Faithfulness and Human Complacency: Reconsidering the Supposed Challenge to a Doctrine of Zion’s Inviolability in Jeremiah 7:1-15

Presented by Jon Bentall,

7 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

* CANCELLED * Feminist spirituality as lived religion: how UK feminists forge religio-spiritual lives * CANCELLED *

Presented by Dr Kristin Aune, University of Coventry

7 February 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theosis and “the Jews”: Divine and Ethnic Identity in the Gospel of John

Presented by Dr Andrew J. Byers, Cranmer Hall, St John’s College

6 February 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Attendance at the New Testament seminar is RESTRICTED to research postgraduates & staff working in the New Testament area & to others on the seminar's mailing list. Anyone who is not a member of the seminar but who wishes to attend a specific meeting should contact the New Testament Seminar Coordinator, Ms Madison Pierce (m.n.pierce@durham.ac.uk).

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Science, religion and healing: Cancer

Presented by Revd Dr Gillian Straine, Guild of Health and St. Raphael

2 February 2017 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by Carmody Grey, Bristol University

2 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Panel Discussion with Female Staff about the Experience of Women in our Department

Presented by , Durham University

1 February 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Doing the Right Thing: Mothers and Christening in the North East

Presented by Revd Dr Allison Fenton, Part-time Associate Minister for St Mary’s Church, Sherburn, St Cuthbert’s Church, Shadforth, and St Giles Church, Durham and studies skills tutor for Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership

31 January 2017 15:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Weaving Spirituality, Reality and Identity on an Exoreligious Cyber-Pilgrimage

Presented by Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson & Ms Vivian Asimos, Durham University

31 January 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Purification of the Body and the Reign of God in the Gospel of Mark

Presented by Dr Elizabeth Shively, University of St Andrews

30 January 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Attendance at the New Testament seminar is RESTRICTED to research postgraduates & staff working in the New Testament area & to others on the seminar's mailing list. Anyone who is not a member of the seminar but who wishes to attend a specific meeting should contact the New Testament Seminar Coordinator, Ms Madison Pierce (m.n.pierce@durham.ac.uk).

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Arts and Artefacts (Joint MLAC/Dept Theology & Religion Ushaw Lecture)

Presented by Dr Carol Richardson, Edinburgh College of Art

26 January 2017 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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The cult of St Bernard of Clairvaux in the late middle ages – who owns the saint?

Presented by Emilia Jamroziak, University of Leeds

26 January 2017 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

J.N. Figgis: A Reappraisal

Presented by Dr Dominic Welburn, Oxford Brookes University

25 January 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Marking in the British System + session to discuss TAs issues

Presented by Dr Mat Guest & Dr Sitna Quiroz, Durham University

25 January 2017 14:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Ostrich and the Sword: Reading the City-Lament of Lamentations Intertextually with the Wilderness Wanderings of the Book of Numbers

Presented by Richard Briggs,

24 January 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Earth my Body, Water my Blood” The development of Funeral Tradition in Contemporary Druidry

Presented by Ms Jenny Uzzell, Durham University

24 January 2017 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Dualism in Early Judaism and Christianity

Presented by Dr Jan Dochhorn, Durham University

23 January 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Attendance at the New Testament seminar is RESTRICTED to research postgraduates & staff working in the New Testament area & to others on the seminar's mailing list. Anyone who is not a member of the seminar but who wishes to attend a specific meeting should contact the New Testament Seminar Coordinator, Ms Madison Pierce (m.n.pierce@durham.ac.uk).

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

POSTPONED UNTIL 15 JUNE 2017: The Theological Relevance of the Secular

Presented by Prof. Christoph Hübenthal, Radboud University, The Netherlands

19 January 2017 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Apocalyptic Wrath and the Vision of God. Re-reading Dante’s Divina Commedia

Presented by Professor Johannes Hoff, Heythrop College

19 January 2017 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Social for Female Staff & PG Students

Presented by ,

18 January 2017 16:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

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“Innerbiblical Exegesis” in Hebrew Bible Scholarship: Methodological Models for the Study of Use of the OT in the NT

Presented by Prof. Susan Docherty, Newman University Birmingham

16 January 2017 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Attendance at the New Testament seminar is RESTRICTED to research postgraduates & staff working in the New Testament area & to others on the seminar's mailing list. Anyone who is not a member of the seminar but who wishes to attend a specific meeting should contact the New Testament Seminar Coordinator, Ms Madison Pierce (m.n.pierce@durham.ac.uk).

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Work-in-progress session

Presented by Durham University staff, Durham University

15 December 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Michael Ramsey and the Reformation

Presented by Prof. Paul Avis, University of Exeter

14 December 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

O Come All Ye Faithful: A Musical Mystery Tour

Presented by Prof Bennett Zon, Durham University

13 December 2016 17:15 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

17.15 Drinks Reception, 17.45 Lecture, 19.30 Carol Service. All welcome; booking required.

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

What Historians Do, and What the Chronicler (an Historian) Did

Presented by Dr David Janzen,

13 December 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention

Presented by Dr Eileen Campbell-Reed, Central Baptist Theological SeminaryAssociate Professor of Practical Theology

13 December 2016 15:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Preparing deadly weapons: rhetorics of damnation and submission among English conservative evangelicals

Presented by Dr Méadhbh McIvor, University College London

13 December 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Faith in the Gospel of Matthew

Presented by Prof. Roland Deines, University of Nottingham

12 December 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Trauma and the Impossibility of Redemption

Presented by Dr Karen O'Donnell, CODEC Research Centre, Durham University

8 December 2016 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theories of sacrifice in early modern theologies of the Eucharist

Presented by Prof. Johannes Zachhuber, Oxford University

8 December 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Hearing Voices Movement as Postmodern Religion? – Meaning, Power, Sacralisation, Identity

Presented by Dr Adam Powell, Durham University

6 December 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“You Only Die Twice?”—Exploring the Pauline Participation Discourses of “Dying with” and “Suffering with” Christ

Presented by Dr Dorothee Bertschmann, Durham University

5 December 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Postponed until 14 March 2017: Difficult Thoughts about Divine Glory

Presented by Prof. Christopher Southgate, Exeter University

1 December 2016 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

A “Pistoian Infection” in Eighteenth-Century England? Tracing the Connection between English Cisalpinism and Continental Catholic Reform

Presented by Shaun Blanchard, Marquette University

1 December 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Tolkien and the Spiritual Senses

Presented by Adam B. Shaeffer, Durham University

30 November 2016 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

How Do You Know It’s God? Using Intuition in Christian Discernment

Presented by Lynn McChlery, Durham University

30 November 2016 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

‘Semper et Ubique’: Observations on the Interpretation of Malachi 1:11 in Jewish and Early Christian Tradition

Presented by Prof. Robert Hayward,

29 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sacred stitching: gender, creativity and the making of suburban faith

Presented by Dr Claire Dwyer, University College London

29 November 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The First Christian Letter: Jesus of Nazareth’s Correspondence with Abgar of Edessa

Presented by Dr James Corke-Webster, Department of Classics and Ancient History

28 November 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

A cognitive spiritual approach to mental health and well-being

Presented by Mr Monir Ahmed, Durham University

24 November 2016 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theology, Eating and Judging

Presented by Dr Rachel Muers, Leeds University

24 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mission Theology seminar: Gender and Sustainable Development in Africa

Presented by Lydia Mwaniki, Director of Theology, Family Life and Gender Justice for the All Africa Conference of Churches

23 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Monk’s Books: Windows on Religious Life in Early 16th-Century England (Joint IMEMS/CCS Ushaw Lecture)

Presented by Prof. Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary, PA

22 November 2016 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Gypsies and Jesus: Exploring the Unknown through Theological Ethnography

Presented by Steven Horne, Canterbury Christ Church University

22 November 2016 15:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Islam, Jihadism and Dreaming

Presented by Dr Iain Edgar, Durham University

22 November 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Enlightened” Opportunists: the English Benedictines in Revolutionary France, 1789-1793

Presented by Cormac Begadon, Durham University

17 November 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

ARCIC seminar: The work of ARCIC III from Anglican and Catholic Perspectives

Presented by Canon Dr John Gibaut, Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls, Bishop of Huron, and Prof. Paul D. Murray, Durham University

16 November 2016 19:30 in Prior’s Hall

To confirm your attendance please send an email to ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or telephone 0191 334 1656

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Tracing along the lines of the body”: the Gaidinliu Notebooks as textuality and prophecy in Northeast India

Presented by Dr Arkotung Longkumer, University of Edinburgh

15 November 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“More Ingenious Than Learned”? The Quest for the Non-Historical Jesus and Its Implications for Contemporary New Testament Scholarship

Presented by Dr Justin Meggitt, University of Cambridge

14 November 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Obesity – what has God got to do with it?

Presented by Dr Debbie Lycett, Coventry University

10 November 2016 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

God or Nature? Spinoza, Pantheism, and Christianity

Presented by Dr Clare Carlisle, King’s College, London

10 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Twentieth-Century Catholic Debates on a Theology of History

Presented by Dr Andrew Meszaros, KU Leuven

8 November 2016 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

What is the Everlasting Dominion that the Ancient One Bestows in Daniel 7?

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly,

8 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Limits of Ritual Inversion: Gender and Hierarchy at the Kumbh Festival, north India

Presented by Prof. Sondra Hausner, University of Oxford

8 November 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“But We See Jesus”: Hebrews’ Divine Vision

Presented by Dr Nicholas Moore, All Saints’ Church, Stranton

7 November 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Henson Lecture: Seeing the Established Church as a Serious Political Player

Presented by Frank Field MP,

3 November 2016 18:15 in Prior’s Hall

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Eschatological Hope and the Earthly City: In What Sense Might Christians be "of" the World?

Presented by Dr David Elliott, University of Cambridge

3 November 2016 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Faiths in War: military religious coexistence in Germany before 1650

Presented by Nicholas Funke, Birmingham University

3 November 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Rutilio Grande, Oscar Romero and Pope Francis

Presented by Fr Rodolfo Cardenal, University of Central America

2 November 2016 17:30 in Pemberton Lecture Room, PG20, Palace Green, Durham

In association with the Archbishop Romero Trust

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mission Theology seminar: “This is My Body and this is My Blood”: Implications for Mission Theology

Presented by Elizabeth Joy, King's CollegePhD student at King's College London and volunteer coordinator of Churches Combating Modern Slavery - Human Trafficking (CCMS HT), an initiative of the Churches Together in England (CTE)

2 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Rise of Progressive Evangelicalism and the Conservative Response: How Social Media Is Used to Promote Gender Normativity

Presented by Alex D. J. Fry,

2 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Since the 'Long Sixties' ideas pertaining to the role of women in society have been challenged and reconsidered in both public and private spheres. The Church has not be exempt from these developments, and as a result there have been an increasing number of evangelical Christians who are shifting towards a more permissive stance on women's minister. Often this, includes an affirmation of their role as congregational teachers, and as bishops or overseers in denominations which have these structures.
This has met with resistance from more conservative factions within evangelicalism, who believe that the so called 'traditional' roles of women are the theologically correct ones. This paper will outline some of the progressive trends in the secondary literature before exploring how the conservative back-lash has utilised social media as a means of promoting male headship and female subordination.

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Women in Second-Century Christianity

Presented by Sarah Parkhouse, Durham University

2 November 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

The Gospel of Mary is commonly championed as a unique example of the authoritative role of women in early Christianity. In the gospel, the character Mary comforts and teaches her male companions and, to an extent, takes the place of the departed Jesus. Her favoured position is directly confirmed by the Lord calling her “blessed” and Peter stating that the Saviour 'loved her more than the other women'. Despite the quantity of ongoing and important scholarship on the place of women in early Christianity, readers today still repeatedly express 'surprise' at a gospel of a woman. This paper aims to question this response. Through an analysis of the woman’s role in select second-century Christian traditions, including the Marcionites and the Montanists, this paper will ask how the Gospel of Mary might have been received by its contemporaries. These communities had significant and powerful women (at least on an ideal level), suggesting that a gospel of a woman would have been generously accepted. Putting the Gospel of Mary in its second-century context challenges the twenty-first century 'surprise' at the dominant role of a woman.

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

The Making of a Salafi Woman: Young Muslims' Conversion to Conservative Islam

Presented by Dr Anabel Inge, Independent Scholar

1 November 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Breaking Down the Dividing Wall: Ephesians beyond the Authorship Question

Presented by Revd Martin Wright, Durham University

31 October 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Subtext(s) of the New Covenant in Hebrews 8–10

Presented by Ms Madison Pierce, Durham University

31 October 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Totius Traditionis Mirabile Sacramentum: A Theology of Tradition in the Light of Dei Verbum

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University

27 October 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Local Anxieties and the Global Dispute over Human Sexuality in the Anglican Communion

Presented by Prof. Chris Brittain, University of Aberdeen

26 October 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Divine and Human Violence in the Historical Books

Presented by Dr Douglas Earl,

25 October 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Celebrity Worship as Para-religion: Bieber and the Beliebers

Presented by Prof. Pete Ward, Durham University

25 October 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Conversion of Paul: A New Perspective (EpAp 31–33)

Presented by Prof. Francis Watson, Durham University

24 October 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Welcome session and introductions for new participants and new research students

Presented by ,

20 October 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Rise of ‘No Religion’ and what it Signifies

Presented by Prof. Linda Woodhead, University of Lancaster

19 October 2016 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

NB: this will take place at 4pm on Wednesday 19th in the Dun Cow Cottage seminar room

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Confluence of Dreams: WB Yeats, George Russell (AE) and the Easter Rising

Presented by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to UK

18 October 2016 17:30 in Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Picturing the Scriptures with Irenaeus (Adv. haer. 3.11)

Presented by Dr Jane Heath, Durham University

17 October 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Pope Francis among the Wolves (With the Centre for Catholic Studies)

Presented by Marco Politi, formerly Vatican correspondent for La Repubblica

13 October 2016 17:30 in TBC

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Pope Francis among the Wolves (With the Centre for Catholic Studies)

Presented by Marco Politi,

13 October 2016 17:30 in TBC

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Healing Silence

Presented by Sister Maggie Ross, Independent Scholar

13 October 2016 16:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reading the Historical Books as Part of the ‘Primary History’

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs,

11 October 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Dividuality and the Pet Self: Theories of Personhood in Pet Ownership and Death

Presented by Prof. Douglas Davies, Durham University

11 October 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

An Identity Received from God: The Theological Configuration of Paul's Kinship Language

Presented by Prof. John M. G. Barclay, Durham University

10 October 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Pugin's Medievalism: Stained Glass In Focus

Presented by Dr Claire Daunton ,

21 June 2016 17:30 in Exhibition Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion Inaugural Lecture ‘Sarah the Mother of Mission: Exposition of Genesis 18 and Silvia Dimitrova’s Painting’

16 June 2016 19:00 in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Theological Relevance of the Secular

Presented by Prof. Christoph Hubenthal, Radboud University, The Netherlands

15 June 2016 17:30 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

‘World as Sacrament: The Political Theology of the Church.’

Presented by Prof Stephan van Erp , University of Leuven

7 June 2016 17:15 in Seminar Room C, Dept. of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The English Secular Priesthood: History, identity and renewal

Presented by Dr Judith Champ, Oscott College

26 May 2016 17:30 in Exhibition Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk for more information

Augustine in the Garden of Eden

Presented by Mr Luke Steven, University of Cambridge

26 May 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

* CANCELLED * F.D. Maurice and the Liquid Church * CANCELLED *

Presented by Professor Peter Ward, Durham University

25 May 2016 19:00 in Tristram Room, St. John’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Greek Verb Revisited (with special reference to the Gospel of John)

Presented by Dr Steve Runge,

23 May 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

CANCELLED:'Mercy: Possibilities and Problems

Presented by Dr Philip McCosker, Cambridge University

19 May 2016 17:15 in Seminar Room B, Dept. of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Resilience, faith and health

Presented by Revd Dr Ali Gray, University of Birmingham

19 May 2016 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham‎

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Student Papers

Presented by Students,

19 May 2016 16:30 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Students will be invited to deliver short papers reflecting work in progress. A student group will be set up to organize this part of the seminar including appointing a chair for each session.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ecclesial Practices Journal Volume 2 Issue 1

Presented by Reading Group,

19 May 2016 15:00 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Where possible we will arrange for authors to join us for questions and discussion via skype or in person.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

A New New Testament

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly, Durham University

16 May 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mindfulness, Christianity and Pastoral Care

Presented by Dr Peter Tyler, St Mary's University, Twickenham

12 May 2016 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham‎

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Archbishop William Sancroft: An Ecclesiastical Life in Letters

Presented by Grant Tapsell, University of Oxford

12 May 2016 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ascetical Currents in Late Antiquity and the Impact on the History of Christianity

Presented by Demetrios Moschos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

12 May 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Grammar of the Hebrew Language, pages to be decided

Presented by S. Lee,

10 May 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Outsiders’ and boundary construction: οἱ ἔξω and ἰδιῶται in the New Testament

Presented by Prof. Paul Trebilco, University of Otago

9 May 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Medieval Muslim ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapists’ al-Kindi and al-Balkhi

Presented by Mrs Mahshid Turner, Durham University

5 May 2016 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham‎

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Trinity and Comedy’

Presented by Dr. Marcus Pound , Durham University

3 May 2016 17:15 in Seminar Room C, Dept. of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus (Baker Academic)

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres & Prof. Francis Watson, Durham University

3 May 2016 16:15 in IAS Seminar Room

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

“We have peace and we have the Gospel”: Creating a godly national church under Oliver Cromwell

Presented by Rebecca Warren, University of Kent

28 April 2016 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Body and Soul: Union in Creation, Reunion at Resurrection

Presented by Frances Young, University of Birmingham

28 April 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Catholic Martyrdom in Late Elizabethan England'

Presented by Professor Michael Questier, Queen Mary University of London

26 April 2016 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Grammar of the Hebrew Language, i-xxi, (with the table of contents on xxii-xxvii attached for interest), 84-90 (on the nature of language)

Presented by S. Lee,

26 April 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Setting the Stage for Christian Paideia

Presented by Prof. Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Free University, Amsterdam

25 April 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Perspectives on the Relationship between Statutory Mental Health Services and Faith Communities: A co-produced constructivist grounded theory study

Presented by Revd Julian Raffay, Durham University

17 March 2016 16:30 in Etchells Room, Etchells House, 16 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Flowers from a Meadow: Plucking Eusebius' Hidden Predecessors

Presented by Dr James Corke-Webster, Durham University

17 March 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Priestly Leadership

Presented by Revd Dr Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington,

16 March 2016 19:00 in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Spirit and the Church: On Getting the Trinitarian Dynamics of the Church in Right Balance

Presented by Prof. Paul Murray, Durham University

16 March 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Ambivalent Love: Christian Theologies, Queer Theologies’

Presented by Prof Linn Tonstad , Yale Divinity School

15 March 2016 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Not the End: The History and Hope of the Unfailing Word in Romans 9-11

Presented by Dr Jonathan Linebaugh, University of Cambridge

14 March 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Church of Uganda and Speaking Truth to Power: Lessons from Nathan the Prophet

Presented by Revd Dr Griphus Gakuru, All Saints Church, Stechford, Diocese of Birmingham

9 March 2016 19:00 in Williams Library, St. Chad’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Monarchy and Catholics in Britain, 1689-2012'

Presented by Prof Philip Williamson, Durham University

9 March 2016 17:30 in Exhibition Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

The event is preceded by a Mass of Thanksgiving, St Cuthbert’s Chapel, 5pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Character of Hannah in Pseudo-Philo: Faith in the Non-Existent

Presented by Tavis A. Bohlinger, Durham University

9 March 2016 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Seminar for ALL PGs

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

'Women Always Figure Out the Truth': The 'Truth' of Ephesians 5.21–33 According to Ordinary Women Readers

Presented by Jo Logan,

9 March 2016 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Seminar for ALL PGs

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Postgraduate Presentations (details to be confirmed)

Presented by PG students, Durham University

9 March 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Prophet of Consolation: Isaiah in the History of Judaism

Presented by Prof. John Sawyer, Lancaster University

8 March 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

What does not kill me makes me Stronger’: Paul and Epictetus on the correlation of virtue and Suffering

Presented by Dr Dorothee Bertschmann, Durham University

7 March 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Student Papers

Presented by Students,

3 March 2016 16:30 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Students will be invited to deliver short papers reflecting work in progress. A student group will be set up to organize this part of the seminar including appointing a chair for each session.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christian Scharen's Fieldwork in Theology (Baker Books 2015) 2/2

Presented by Reading Group,

3 March 2016 15:00 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Where possible we will arrange for authors to join us for questions and discussion via skype or in person.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

From Sympathy to Hostility: Shifting Attitudes Toward Pagan Wisdom in the Greek East (11th and 12th Centuries)

Presented by Joshua Robinson, Durham University

3 March 2016 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ζεῦ πάνδωρε: God, the Cosmos and the Regula Fidei in Tertullian (work in progress)

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University

3 March 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Doctrine and Contemplation

Presented by Prof. Mike Higton , University of Durham

2 March 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Geography of Signs and Wonders in the Book of Acts

Presented by Dr Matthew Sleeman, Oakhill College

29 February 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘On Sen’

Presented by Prof Stuart Corbridge, Dr Mark Hayes, Dr Augusto Zampini Davies, Dr Severine Deneulin., Joint CSTP and Ushaw Lecture

25 February 2016 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘It’s in the Relationship’ – the harmony of wellbeing, spirituality and science

Presented by Revd Prof. Stephen G. Wright, FRCN, MBE, Spiritual Director, Sacred Space Foundation

25 February 2016 16:30 in Etchells Room, Etchells House, 16 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Growth of Global Christianity: Shape and Significance for Theology

Presented by Revd Dr Wonsuk Ma, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

24 February 2016 19:00 in Williams Library, St. Chad’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Roundtable Discussion with Staff (for Female PGs)

Presented by , Durham University

24 February 2016 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

The Challenge of leading a ‘Holy Life’: Sexual Reproduction and the Moral Dilemmas of Monogamy among Pentecostals in the Benin Republic

Presented by Dr Sitna Quiroz, Durham UniversityLecturer in the Study of Religion

24 February 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Josiah as the Man of God from Judah: A Theological Reading of 1 Kings 13

Presented by Paul Jones,

23 February 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

New Light on Babatha, Her Father and Her Archive

Presented by Prof. Philip Esler, University of Gloucestershire

22 February 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Spirituality of Forgiveness

Presented by Prof. Anthony Bash, Durham University

18 February 2016 16:30 in Etchells Room, Etchells House, 16 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘The Scriptures Are Not Insignificant’: Reading Techniques in the Epistle to Diognetus

Presented by Clift Ward, Durham University

18 February 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The GI and the Dilemmas of Killing in the World War II

Presented by Professor Michael Snape, Durham University

17 February 2016 19:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Antony Beevor made a recent point (known to military historians, though almost unknown outside those circles) that Americans in particular have not confronted the reality of atrocities conducted by GIs in Europe during the Second World War (the so-called ‘Good War’). Professor Snape will speak on the role of religion as a *restraining* force under these circumstances.

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude

Presented by Dr Kenneth Wilson, University of BirminghamSenior Visiting Research Fellow, Jubilee Centre

17 February 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Reality of Faith. Some Thoughts about the Significance of Faith in the Theology of Paul

Presented by Prof. Michael Wolter, University of Bonn

15 February 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Jewish-Muslim relations: memory, experience, context

Presented by Dr Yulia Egorova, Durham UniversityReader in Anthropology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics

10 February 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'History and Church in Augustine's Understanding of the Self'

Presented by Fr. Prof Luigi Gioia , Sant’ Anselmo, Pontifical University

9 February 2016 17:15 in Seminar Room C, Dept. of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Eclipse of Daniel’s Narrative: ‘False Reporting’, ‘Failed Prophecy’, and the Truth of Scripture

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs, Durham University

9 February 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Place of Jesus in Early Christian Devotional Practice

Presented by Prof. Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh

8 February 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Student Papers

Presented by Students,

4 February 2016 16:30 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Students will be invited to deliver short papers reflecting work in progress. A student group will be set up to organize this part of the seminar including appointing a chair for each session.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christian Scharen's Fieldwork in Theology (Baker Books 2015) 1/2

Presented by Reading Group,

4 February 2016 15:00 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Where possible we will arrange for authors to join us for questions and discussion via skype or in person.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Origins of Pauline Theology: Paratexts and Priscillian of Avila's Canons on the Letters of the Apostle Paul

Presented by Dr T. J. Lang, Durham University

4 February 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Myth of the Via Media: Re-evaluating John Foxe and the Reformation Church of England

Presented by Dr Susan Royal, Durham University

3 February 2016 19:00 in Tristram Room, St. John’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Social (for Female PGs)

Presented by , Durham University

3 February 2016 16:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

It’s not what you think: doctrine, intellectual disability, and the practice of Christian life

Presented by Dr Medi Volpe, Durham University

3 February 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Are apophaticism and nonsupersessionism potential allies? Towards an apophatic account of God’s election of Israel.’

Presented by Dr. Susannah Ticciati, King’s College London

2 February 2016 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Women always figure out the truth’: the ‘truth’ of Ephesians 5:21-33 according to ordinary women readers

Presented by Jo Logan,

1 February 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Understanding the Messiah: The Rhetoric of Perception in Luke-Acts

Presented by Josh Mann,

1 February 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Chaplains, History and the Theology of R. A. Lambourne: a Response to Elements of the Scottish NHS Policy on Spirituality

Presented by Dr Jenifer Booth, Writer on mental health issues, Author of Towards a Pre-Modern Psychiatry

28 January 2016 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Limits of Ritual Inversion: Gender and Hierarchy at the Kumbh Festival, north India

Presented by Prof. Sondra Hausner, University of OxfordAssociate Professor in the Study of Religion

27 January 2016 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

History and Fiction: How Novelists Shape the Past

Presented by Piers Paul Read , Author

26 January 2016 17:30 in Exhibition Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘What did you do during the war, Professor?’ The Mobilization of Biblical Scholarship 1914-1918

Presented by Dr Andrew Mein, Cambridge University

26 January 2016 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Josephus’s Afterlife Passages and Philo

Presented by Dr Sami Yli-Karmanjaa,

25 January 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Proclus and Byzantine Theology: The Cases of Michael Psellos and Nicholas of Methone

Presented by Dr Joshua Robinson, Durham University

21 January 2016 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Your Faith Has Made You Well: Trust and Suspicion in the Healing Ministry'

Presented by Canon Dr Jamie Harrison, Durham University

20 January 2016 19:00 in Williams Library, St. Chad’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Disordered Bodies and the Body of Christ’

Presented by Prof Gerard Loughlin , Durham University

18 January 2016 17:15 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Is There a 'Doctrine of God' in Paul? Further Reflections on Paul and the Trinity

Presented by Dr Wesley Hill,

18 January 2016 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Maternal Silences: Motherhood and Voluntary Childlessness in Contemporary Christianity

Presented by Dr Dawn Llewellyn, University of Chester

16 December 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Early Modern English Catholic Spiritual Writings’

Presented by Prof. John Morrill , Cambridge UniversityJoint IMEMS/CCS Ushaw Lecture

15 December 2015 17:30 in Exhibition Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

followed at 7.30pm by Ushaw Carol Service, St Cuthbert’s Chapel

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Commentating Ecclesiastes

Presented by Prof. Stuart Weeks, Durham University

15 December 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Semantics of Scriptural Language: Rethinking the Work of James Barr

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs, Durham University

14 December 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Pseudonymity and secret tradition in early Christianity: some reflections on the development of Mariology

Presented by Emer.Prof. Andrew Louth, FBA, Durham University & University of Amsterdam

10 December 2015 12:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christmas Social for Female Postgraduates

Presented by ,

9 December 2015 16:15 in TBA

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Publishing in Academia

Presented by Dr Susan Royal; Prof. Chris Insole, Durham University

9 December 2015 14:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Against the Manichees: Thinking Theologically about the Practices of Immigration Detention

Presented by Dr Anna Rowlands, Durham University

9 December 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

John and the Synoptics: The Feeding of the Five Thousand (John 6.1-15)

Presented by Dr Wendy Sproston North,

7 December 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The neurology of religion

Presented by Revd Professor Alasdair Coles, University of Cambridge

3 December 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Appropriating the Past: The Re-use of Egypt's Pharaonic Legacy in a Christian Contex

Presented by Mr James Taylor, Durham University

3 December 2015 15:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ecclesiastical Control of Water Systems in Byzantine Palestine

Presented by Mr Stephen Humphreys, Durham University

3 December 2015 15:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Authority in the Anglican Communion

Presented by The Revd Dr William Jacob,

2 December 2015 19:00 in Williams Library, St. Chad’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Symbolic Meaning Beyond Death

Presented by Professor Douglas Davies, Durham University

2 December 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Sacramentality of Mercy: Practising the Compassion of God'

Presented by Dr Ben Kautzer , Durham University

1 December 2015 17:15 in Seminar Room C, Dept. of Theology and Religion

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Biblical Matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah

Presented by Kate Woolstenhulme, Durham University

1 December 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Trouble with Friends and Family: The Social Profile of the Apistoi in the Corinthian Correspondence

Presented by Dr T. J. Lang, Durham University

30 November 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Forgiveness: A Theology” (2015, Cascade Books)

Presented by Professor Anthony Bash, Durham University

26 November 2015 19:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Professor Anthony Bash will introduce his “Forgiveness: A Theology” (2015, Cascade Books).

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Student Papers

Presented by Students,

26 November 2015 16:30 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Students will be invited to deliver short papers reflecting work in progress. A student group will be set up to organize this part of the seminar including appointing a chair for each session.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Andrew Root's Christopraxis (Fortress 2014) 2/2

Presented by Reading Group,

26 November 2015 15:00 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Where possible we will arrange for authors to join us for questions and discussion via skype or in person.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

The liturgic-ascetic foundation of Dionysius the Areopagite's philosophy

Presented by Mr Panagiotis Pavlos, University of Oslo

26 November 2015 15:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Preparing for Your Viva

Presented by Prof. Douglas Davies; Prof. Robert Song, Durham University

25 November 2015 14:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Teleological Structure of Nature and Grace

Presented by Professor Simon Oliver, Durham University

25 November 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theological Reflections on Disability

Presented by Mr Roy McCloughry, The Church of England

19 November 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Through a Glass Darkly”: The Sacramental Potential of Preaching

Presented by The Revd Dr Kate Bruce, Durham University

18 November 2015 19:00 in Tristram Room, St. John’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Communing with the Beyond: Non-Theistic Modes of Transcendence and the Myth of Secularity

Presented by Dr Lois Lee, University College London

18 November 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear’: Interpreting the Gospel of Mark as an audible composition

Presented by Christine Oefele, University of Berne

16 November 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

From exile to integration: the liturgical lives of the English Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, c.1642–1829

Presented by Hannah Thomas, Durham University

12 November 2015 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Did the Church exist in the Patristic Era?

Presented by Revd Dr Cyril Hovorun, Yale University

12 November 2015 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Human Adaptation to Adversity and the Telos of Resilience: A Theological Enquiry *

Presented by Nathan H. White, Durham University

11 November 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

* Seminar for All Postgraduates

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Walking the Crow Road *

Presented by Jenny Uzzell, Durham University

11 November 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

* Seminar for All Postgraduates

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Redeeming Gender: Moving beyond the Impasse in the Churches

Presented by Professor Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter

11 November 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Predestination, Election and Reprobation in Balthasar’s Theology of Hope’

Presented by Dr Eduardo Echeverria , Sacred Heart ajor Seminary, Detroit

10 November 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

OT Ethics: Story or Style?

Presented by Prof. John Barton, Oxford University

10 November 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Developments and Trends in African Christianity: an Anglican Kenyan Perspective *

Presented by The Revd Prof Joseph Galgalo, St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya

10 November 2015 12:00 in Williams Library, St. Chad’s College

* In collaboration with Bishop Graham Kings and the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion Project

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Women Therapeutae and the Divided Space of the ‘Synagogue’

Presented by Prof. Joan Taylor, King’s College London

9 November 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Reading of Scripture and the Development of Christian Speculation (100-700)

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University

5 November 2015 14:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield college

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Immersive Christianity: Entertainment and Religion in Global Context

Presented by Dr James Bielo, Miami University

4 November 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

What is the Epistula Apostolorum, and why is it important?

Presented by Dr Darrell Hannah, All Saints' Church

2 November 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

On Using a Phenomenological, Hermeneutic, Mystagogical Methodology to Explore the Child’s Experience of Meditation

Presented by Mr Noel Keating, Waterford Institute of Technology

29 October 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Marking in the British System

Presented by Dr Dorothee Bertschmann; Dr Mathew Guest, Durham University

28 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Enduring Community in the Catholic Epistles

Presented by Kelsie G. Rodenbiker, Durham University

28 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Speaking with the Serpent: Pleasure and Sin in the Works of Gregory of Nyssa

Presented by Siiri Toiviainen, Durham University

28 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

The Memory of Tradition, or, What Should We Do with a Dogma?

Presented by Professor Lewis Ayres, Durham University

28 October 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ezra and Nehemiah Among Jews and Persians

Presented by Dr David Janzen, Durham University

27 October 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Eschatology of the Gospel of Mary

Presented by Sarah Parkhouse, Durham University

26 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ishmael, Isaac and Isaiah's Vision of Restoration - Exploring the Intertextual Dynamics in Paul's Theological Vision and Logic in Gal 4.21-5.1

Presented by Samuel Tedder, Durham University

26 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Student Papers

Presented by Students,

22 October 2015 16:30 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Students will be invited to deliver short papers reflecting work in progress. A student group will be set up to organize this part of the seminar including appointing a chair for each session.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Varieties of Emotion: Basic and Complex

Presented by Dr Fraser Watts, Formerly Reader in Theology and Science, University of Cambridge

22 October 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Andrew Root's Christopraxis (Fortress 2014) 1/2

Presented by Reading Group,

22 October 2015 15:00 in Vasey Rooms, St John’s College

Where possible we will arrange for authors to join us for questions and discussion via skype or in person.

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Church at the Front: the Church of England and the British Army in the First World War *

Presented by Canon Professor Michael Snape, Durham University

21 October 2015 17:30 in Ushaw College

* This event is part of the Ushaw Lecture Series hosted by the Centre for Catholic Studies

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘The Church at the Front: the Church of England and the British Army in the First World War.’

Presented by Prof. Michael Snape , Durham University

21 October 2015 17:30 in Exhibition Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Embodying the Spirit(s): Traditional Spirit Beliefs and Pentecostal Demonology in Ethiopia

Presented by Dr Jörg Haustein, University of London

21 October 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Enoch and the Fourfold Gospel: Deciphering an Ancient Image

Presented by Prof. Francis Watson, Durham University

19 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

What do church-attendance statistics tell us about religion?

Presented by David Thompson, Cambridge University

15 October 2015 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Welcome Drinks for Female Postgraduates

Presented by ,

14 October 2015 16:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Towards an Augustinian Account of Christology, Love and Justice

Presented by Dr Martin Westerholm, Durham University

14 October 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Ecclesia et Pontifice: On Delivering on the Ecclesiological Implications of Evangelii Gaudium’

Presented by Prof Paul D. Murray , Durham University

13 October 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Bonhoeffer’s Creation and Fall Revisited

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly, Durham University

13 October 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Benefiting Others and Benefit to Oneself: Seneca and Paul on 'Altruism'

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

12 October 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

A psychological approach to evil eye: an understanding of the impact of evil eye to individuals' mental health

Presented by Mr Nikolaos Souvlakis, Durham University

18 June 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

One of the prominent phenomena that has survived even in the 21st century, when science is gaining more and more space in the scientific world, is the evil eye within non-Westernised societies and more specifically in Greek culture. Based on the Eastern Christianity belief and tradition, the evil eye is one of the most prominent social and religious phenomena fuelled by Satanic powers. Thus, they try to violate believers' spiritual life, which is manifested in mental health problems or spiritual suffering. The present presentation focuses on the methodological steps that the researcher will apply in order to investigate the phenomenon giving also a thorough explanation of the phenomenon in Greece

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

“A New Translation of Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Against the Macedonians

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Dr. Matthew R. Crawford, Durham University

18 June 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Inculturation, Identity and Belonging in a Himalayan Church

Presented by Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson,

16 June 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Irenaeus and the Necessity of Figurative Exegesis

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University

11 June 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Inevitable Rebels: Catholics, Conformity and Degrees of Rebellion in England, c.1530–1745

Presented by Dr James Kelly, Durham University

8 June 2015 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

(linked to the Rebellious North Exhibition (1/6-31/8)

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Bishop’s Biography: Eusebius of Caesarea’s Life of Constantine Revisited

Presented by Dr. James Corke-Webster, Durham University

4 June 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Finitude and sinfulness: distinctions and convergence

Presented by Dr Judith Wolfe, Oxford University

2 June 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Preview of Oxford papers

Presented by Emma Brown, Alex Andreou, Jessica van ‘t Westeinde, Durham University

28 May 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Fraternal traditions? Anglican and Catholic Social Theology (Open Seminar)

Presented by Dr Anna Rowlands, Durham University

27 May 2015 16:15 in Dun Cow Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Codex Sinaiticus and the Invention of the Single Volume Bible

Presented by Dr Matt Crawford, Durham University

25 May 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Preview of Oxford papers

Presented by Dr. Krastu Banev, Dr. T.J. Lang, Clift Ward, Durham University

21 May 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Renaissance Heroes or Catholic Saints?: The canonization of John Fisher and Thomas More, 1935

Presented by Prof. Emeritus Bill Sheils , University of York

19 May 2015 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Workshop on NT ethical texts in Jewish/Graeco-Roman context

Presented by Prof. Jens Schröter, Humboldt University, Berlin

19 May 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This seminar is open to biblical studies research students only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Human Being according to Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Some Thoughts Regarding the Debate about the Purpose of Romans in Recent Scholarship

Presented by Prof. Jens Schröter, Humboldt University, Berlin

18 May 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Patriarchs Germanos and Tarasios: The Creation of a Constantinopolitan Iconophile Tradition

Presented by Prof. Richard Price, Heythrop College

14 May 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Coherence of Being a Catholic-Buddhist?

Presented by Prof. Gavin D'Costa, Bristol University

12 May 2015 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact karen.kilby@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Reception of the Assumption of Moses in Early Christianity

Presented by Dr Jan Dochhorn, Durham University

11 May 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

1. The Burning Bush; 2. Prophecy, Apocalyptic, and the Historical Hour

Presented by Martin Buber (essays),

7 May 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This term we will consider Martin Buber, who was not a biblical scholar, but a thinker who worked substantively with the Bible. In each session we will consider two essays by Buber.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reception of the Nicene-Constantinopoletan Creed in the Liturgy, Hymnography and Iconography of the Byzantine Church after its formulation in the 4th century

Presented by Prof. Daniel Benga, University of Bucharest

7 May 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theology's Last Taboo: On Loneliness

Presented by Dr Siobhan Garrigan, Trinity College Dublin

5 May 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Is there a kenosis in this text? Reading Philippians 3: 2-11 in the light of the Christ hymn

Presented by Dr Dorothea Bertschmann, Durham University

4 May 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The therapeutic value of Evagrian prayer on depression

Presented by Revd Dove Jang, Durham University

30 April 2015 17:00 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Book launches: Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power (OUP, 2015), Cyril of Alexandria’s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture (OUP, 2014)

Presented by Dr. Krastu Banev, Dr. Matthew R. Crawford, Durham University

30 April 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Short PG Papers

Presented by Postgraduate Students, Durham University

29 April 2015 16:15 in Dun Cow Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Dramatic Performance and the Church's Integrity

Presented by Dr. Frances Clemson, University of Durham

29 April 2015 16:00 in PG 28

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by Frank Cottrell Boyce,

28 April 2015 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (8)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

27 April 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This seminar is open to biblical studies research students only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Trinitarian dimension of the Mysteries of the Life of Christ in Th. Aquinas

Presented by Fr Etienne Veto,

23 April 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

1. The Man of Today and the Jewish Bible; 2. The Election of Israel: A Biblical Inquiry

Presented by Martin Buber (essays),

21 April 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This term we will consider Martin Buber, who was not a biblical scholar, but a thinker who worked substantively with the Bible. In each session we will consider two essays by Buber.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Eucharist through Corinthian Eyes: Perception, Imagination and the Reader's Image of God

Presented by Dr Jane Heath, Durham University

20 April 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Spirituality and Trauma

Presented by Revds Elizabeth & Stanley Baxter, Holy Rood House

12 March 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Working with insights drawn from narratives developed within the therapeutic community 'Holy Rood House' in Thirsk, we will open up embodied spirituality, theologies and pastoral care that bring liberation and healing from trauma. Through images and storytelling we hope to open a broad and helpful discussion to help us and those among whom we live and work.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Avercius Inscription, Pagan or Christian?

Presented by Prof Allen Brent, King’s College London

12 March 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'New Churches in the North East, 1980 to the Present Day'

Presented by Revd Dr David Goodhew, Centre for Church Growth Research, Cranmer Hall, Durham

11 March 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Person's a Person, No Matter how Divine? The Question of Univocity and Personhood in Richard of St. Victor's De Trinitate

Presented by Dr Justin Stratis, Trinity College Bristol

10 March 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

A Theory of Symbol for the Gospel of John

Presented by Dr Adesola Akela, Durham University

9 March 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Forgiveness in Film

Presented by Professor Gerard Loughlin, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University

6 March 2015 17:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Physis, Personhood and Ascesis in the Early Greek and Irish Monastic Tradition

Presented by Hieromonk Chrysostom, Holy Monastery of Koutloumous, Mount Athos

5 March 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Prayers of Paul: A Biblical and Practical Theology (Open Seminar)

Presented by Dr Adesola Akala , St John's College

4 March 2015 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

* CANCELLED * Speaking About Jesus today

Presented by Dr Graham Ward, University of Oxford

4 March 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

CV and Application Letter Writing

Presented by Professor Mike Higton & Dr Franklin Harkins, Durham University

4 March 2015 14:00 in Seminar Room B

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

'God and Intrinsic Value'

Presented by Dr James Orr, University of Oxford

4 March 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Like King, Like Priest: Eli’s and Saul’s Rejection in 1 Samuel

Presented by Josef Sykora,

3 March 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (7)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

2 March 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This seminar is open to biblical studies research students only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christian Theology in Dialogue with the Resilience Concept: Possibilities in Paradox and Transcendence

Presented by Revd Nathan White, Durham University

26 February 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham‎

The concept of resilience recently has come into the foreground in disciplines as diverse as psychology, medicine, ecology, economics, and geology. While there has been much use of the concept, there is still a lack of consensus on what is meant by the term and even less grounding of the concept in philosophical or theological accounts. It will be suggested that human psychological resilience can better be understood through dialogue with Christian theology. Potential points of interdisciplinary dialogue will be suggested. Specifically a Christian understanding of suffering will be suggested as a means of insight into the paradoxical nature of human resilience. Additionally, personal, experiential connection to the Transcendent (Rudolph Otto's das Heilige) will be proposed as foundational to resilience.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Question of the Divinity of the Spirit after the Council of Constantinople 381

Presented by Prof Johan Leemans, University of Leuven

26 February 2015 12:30 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

* CANCELLED * German Values or Catholic Values? German-Americans, the Catholic Church and Resistance to Americanization Between the Wars

Presented by Jeremy Bonner, Theology and Religion, Durham University

25 February 2015 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Young Bengali Muslims in the East End of London and Everyday Citizenship'

Presented by Dr Daniel Dehanas, King’s College LondonLecturer in Political Science and Religion

25 February 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Me and Us and God: When Ecclesiology Meets the Christian Life and Vice Versa

Presented by Prof. Nicholas Healy, St John’s University, NY

24 February 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Charis and Christos, or The Singularity of the Christ-Gift in Paul

Presented by Dr Matthew Novenson, University of Edinburgh

23 February 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

On Being a Bishop in the Anglican Communion

Presented by Rt. Revd. Paul Butler,

19 February 2015 14:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Praying with the Body in the Syrian Context

Presented by Dr Hannah Hunt, Leeds Trinity University

19 February 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Short introductions to PG research, and presentations of recent findings and developments in the PG work

Presented by Postgraduate Students, Durham University

18 February 2015 16:15 in

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

'Seeing the Dao: Conceptual Metaphors and Philosophy of Religion'

Presented by Dr Victoria Harrison, University of Glasgow

18 February 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Faith and Football: delivering sport psychology inside the Premier League

Presented by Dr Mark Nesti, Liverpool John Moore UniversitySports psychologist at Chelsea FC Sport, Religion and Psychology

17 February 2015 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Interpretation and Vocalization: Weyiktol or Wayyiktol in Isaiah 57:17-18 and 63:1-6 as Cases of Masoretic Biblical Interpretation

Presented by Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, University of Aberdeen

17 February 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (6)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

16 February 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This seminar is open to biblical studies research students only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

* CANCELLED * Life Force

Presented by Professor Paul Heelas, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands * CANCELLED *

12 February 2015 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Life Force as healing spirituality.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Limit of Desire: Gregory of Nyssa on Need, Pleasure, and Material Consumption'; 'The Significance of the Senses: An Investigation into the Multi-Sensory Experience of Faith for the Lay Population of Christianity during the 4th & 5th cent. CE

Presented by Ms Siiri Toivianen; Ms Bethany Williams, Durham University

12 February 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Miss Siiri Toivianen: 'The Limit of Desire: Gregory of Nyssa on Need, Pleasure, and Material Consumption'.

Miss Bethany Williams: 'The Significance of the Senses: An Investigation into the Multi-Sensory Experience of Faith for the Lay Population of Christianity during the Fourth and Fifth Centuries C.E.'

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Presentations by Postgraduates (TBC)

Presented by Postgraduates (TBC), Durham University

11 February 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

CANCELLED

Presented by Henri Gagney CANCELLED,

10 February 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Introducing Codex Climaci Rescriptus

Presented by Dr Peter Williams, Tyndale House, Cambridge University

9 February 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Administration and Bureaucracy in the Late Antique Church

Presented by Dr Thomas Graumann, Cambridge University

5 February 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'“Revenge is mine, I will pay back” – re-visiting the place of divine wrath and vengeance in Paul's letter to the Romans'

Presented by Dr Dorothea Bertschmann, University of Durham

4 February 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

At first glance 'revenge' looks like an alien concept for Paul, who, unlike many apocalyptic texts, seems no-where to 'delight in the torture of the wicked' (C. Beker). Romans has even been described as going 'from wrath to justification' (A. Lincoln), where God's boundless mercy far outshines divine wrath. The sudden mention of both God's wrath (ὀργή) and God's vengeance/revenge (ἐκδίκησις) in Romans 12.19 and 13.4 has the potential to embarrass in the context of such meta-readings. How can Paul still speak of wrath and, worse, revenge post Christum?
This paper will argue that the divine wrath has soteriological aspects in many OT and Jewish texts, functioning as integral part of God's covenant faithfulness and being deployed on behalf of a wronged party over against its oppressors. An analysis of the multiple occurrences of ὀργή in Romans seems to suggest that Paul's radicalizing and universalizing of ὀργή leaves no space for this rather “partisan” aspect of wrath. Romans 12.19 can be seen as bringing this theme abruptly to the fore again, by emphasizing God's vengeance and wrath on behalf of his people. In deploying the concept, especially in Romans 12.19, Paul makes an interesting attempt to hold God's universal mercy and God's specific faithfulness together.

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Blessing for an Unfinished Journey: Numbers 6:22-24 in the Context of Reading Numbers

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs,

3 February 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (5)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

2 February 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This seminar is open to biblical studies research students only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Cosmology and Ecclesiology in Acts 1-5 and Early Patristic Theology

Presented by Mr Justin Mihoc, Durham University

29 January 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The French invention of Anglicanism: John Cosin, the Church of England, and history

Presented by Hannah Cleugh, University College

28 January 2015 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Theologically-Engaged Anthropology: New Insights from an Old Dialog Partner'

Presented by Dr J. Derrick Lemons, Department of Religion, University of GeorgiaAssistant Professor

28 January 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Translating Christianity: the circulation of the sacred in the making of Roman Catholicism as a world religion 1500-1700ca

Presented by Dr Simon Ditchfield, York University

27 January 2015 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

‘Be angry but do not sin’: Sin and the Emotions in the New Testament with special reference to Anger

Presented by Dr Stephen Barton, Durham University

26 January 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Knowing by Likeness: Some Origins of Greek Patristic Epistemology

Presented by Mr Luke Steven, Cambridge University

22 January 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Lex Credendi, Lex Orandi: Doctrinal Formation in the Liturgical Work of Thomas Cranmer and its Legacy

Presented by Revd. Canon David Kennedy, Durham Cathedral

21 January 2015 16:00 in PG 28

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The king's faith: Catholicism, anti-popery and the Church of England in the reign of James II

Presented by Eoin Devlin, Downing College, Cambridge

21 January 2015 12:30 in IAS seminar room, Cosin's Hall

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Isaiah and his Readers: The Exegetical Value of Reception History

Presented by Prof. John Sawyer,

20 January 2015 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (4)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

19 January 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

This seminar is open to biblical studies research students only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Impurissimus Caesarum': Nero, the Antichrist and the Church Fathers

Presented by Dr Shushma Malik, Manchester University

15 January 2015 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Postdoc Life

Presented by Dr Mathew Crawford & Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson, Durham University

14 January 2015 14:00 in Seminar Room B

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Living without Transcendence: Atheist Women Talk about the Meaning of Life'

Presented by Dr Marta Trzebiatowska, University of AberdeenLecturer in Sociology

14 January 2015 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Karl Rahner and the Identity of Dogmatic Theology

Presented by Fr Philip Endean SJ,

13 January 2015 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Streeter’s ‘Other’ Synoptic Solution

Presented by Dr Alan Garrow, University of Sheffield

12 January 2015 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Saint Jerome and the Ethics of Literary Production

Presented by Dr Thomas E. Hunt, Newman University

11 December 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Christmas Poetry and Literature'

Presented by Prof. Stephen Regan , Durham UniversityFollowed by the Ushaw Carol Service

10 December 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact james.kelly3@durham.ac.uk for more information

Searching for the Unconditioned: A Thomistic Reading of Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals'

Presented by Professor Christopher Insole, University of Durham

10 December 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (3)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

8 December 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Sessions on Professor Barclay’s new book, Paul and the Gift, are scheduled for the final sessions this term and will continue into next term. PLEASE NOTE that they are intended for NT staff and research postgraduates only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Ontology of Virtue as Participation in Divine Love in the Works of St Maximus the Confessor

Presented by Miss Emma Brown, Durham University

4 December 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Scriptural Study in Mark the Monk's 'De lege spirituali'

Presented by Mr Alexandros Andreou, Durham University

4 December 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Music and Reconciliation in Rwanda

Presented by Dr Peter Ong'Are, Department of Music, Durham University

3 December 2014 13:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

World War II, GI Religion and Post-War Revival in the United States

Presented by Dr Mike Snape, University of Birmingham

3 December 2014 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religious Bricolage in the Remaking of Russia: Socio-logic and Politics of Faith and Memory after Atheism

Presented by Dr Marat Shterin, King’s College London

3 December 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Authority and assent in Catholic Theology'

Presented by Prof Karen Kilby , (Bede Chair, Durham University)

2 December 2014 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact karen.kilby@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Divine Control in Job and Deutero-Isaiah

Presented by Mr JiSeong Kwon,

2 December 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (2)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

1 December 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Sessions on Professor Barclay’s new book, Paul and the Gift, are scheduled for the final sessions this term and will continue into next term. PLEASE NOTE that they are intended for NT staff and research postgraduates only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Gregory of Nyssa, Eunomius and their use of ancient philosphy: two paradigms of the universal

Presented by Dr Dmitry Biriukov, University of Padova, State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, St Petersburg

27 November 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

CANCELLED - Reciprocity, imbalance and void: reflections on Kierkegard, Weil and Milbank

Presented by Dr Stuart Jesson, York St John University

26 November 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Priesthood and Sexual Continence: The Late Antique Origins of Clerical Celibacy

Presented by Prof. David Hunter, University of Kentucky

20 November 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'At The Edge of Uncertainty: A journey to the wild new frontiers of science'

Presented by Dr Michael Brooks,

19 November 2014 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact james.kelly3@durham.ac.uk for more information

Abstract Writing for Conference Papers

Presented by Dr. Mathew Guest and Prof. Gerard Loughlin, Durham University

19 November 2014 16:00 in PG28

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Living Under the Gaze of Shimla's Giant Hanuman: An Exploration of Material Religion in the Indian Himalayas

Presented by Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson, Durham University

19 November 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Some Reflections on Reading Old Testament Narrative as Christian Scripture

Presented by Dr Douglas Earl,

18 November 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and the Gift (1)

Presented by Prof. John Barclay, Durham University

17 November 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Sessions on Professor Barclay’s new book, Paul and the Gift, are scheduled for the final sessions this term and will continue into next term. PLEASE NOTE that they are intended for NT staff and research postgraduates only.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Spirituality' as an Integration of Religion and Psychology: Problems and Possibilities

Presented by Dr Fraser Watts, University of Cambridge

13 November 2014 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

The relationship between religion and spirituality is complex; spirituality is sometimes part of religion, sometimes contrasted with it, and sometimes derived from religion but pursued without reference to it (as with mindfulness therapy). Spirituality, like religion, is also complex in the sense of being multi-faceted including (at least) values, assumptions, practices and experiences. Spirituality shares with religion a concern with moral values and a sense of the transcendent that goes beyond naturalism, though it usually conceptualizes the transcendent in more impersonal, non-anthropomorphic ways. It will be suggested that spirituality is often a hybrid between psychology and religion that integrates elements of both, though its hybrid nature can make it difficult to sustain in a coherent way, and it can easily tip over into being either just religion or just psychology. On the other hand, the hybrid nature of spirituality gives it a breadth and resonance that neither religion nor psychology alone can match. Spirituality can be approached from either a psychological or religious starting point, and examples of both will be discussed.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Synergetic Aspects in St. Gregory of Nyssa's Teaching on the Salvation of Man

Presented by Prof. Ivan Christov, Sofia University

13 November 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Short PG Papers

Presented by Various,

12 November 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Female Only

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA) and transnational charismaticism in the Anglican Communion, 1978-1998

Presented by Dr. John Maiden, Open University

12 November 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Peter Lombard's 'Sentences' beyond the University: The Contexts and Uses of 'Filiae Magistri'

Presented by Dr Franklin T. Harkins, Durham UniversityReader in Medieval Theology

12 November 2014 12:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Auguste Comte, Positivism and the replacement of Christian charity

Presented by Rev. Dr Stephen Plant, Dean of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

12 November 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Common Good as the Hermeneutical Key to Clement of Rome's First Epistle to the Corinthians

Presented by Prof Vincent DeMeo , (ITI, Austria)

11 November 2014 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact karen.kilby@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

An Allusion to Plato in Dialogue with Trypho 4.1 and Its Significance for Justin's Christian Epistemology

Presented by Dr. T.J.Lang, Durham University

10 November 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Forgiveness in Irish Post-Ceasefire Poetry

Presented by Professor Stephen Regan, Department of English Studies

7 November 2014 17:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Education and Christian Doctrinal Discourse during the Reign of Constantius II

Presented by Prof. Josef Lössl, Cardiff University

6 November 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Megachurches and Social Engagement in London

Presented by Dr Mark Cartledge, University of Birmingham

5 November 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Kings Who Kill: Judges 9 and the Problem of Royal Bloodguilt

Presented by Dr David Shepherd, Trinity College Dublin

4 November 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Begotten of Imperishable Seed: Procreative and Ethnic Imagery in 1 Peter

Presented by Katie Girsch, Durham University

3 November 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Spirituality at Work and the Leadership Challenge

Presented by Professor Roger Gill, Durham University

30 October 2014 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

Human beings have an animating need for meaning, purpose and a sense of value or worth in what they do. More and more managers and employees – particularly those in industries in which the profit motive is commonplace – are seeking meaning in their work associated more closely with their personal values and beliefs or the need for personal fulfilment rather than just creating material wealth. This trend is reflected in a growing sense of spirituality in the workplace and, in turn, an increasing academic interest in workplace spirituality, spiritual intelligence and spiritual leadership.

Some managers, however, have viewed workplace spirituality with disdain – as yet another management fad, as self-indulgent sentimentality or as a dangerous innovation. Others have eagerly adopted workplace spirituality as a 'progressive', 'must-do' initiative that is the latest fashion. And there are the few who cynically see workplace spirituality as another source of competitive advantage and rich 'rewards'.

The concept of spirituality at work has come to incorporate or transcend religiousness or even to replace it with a secular humanist view that also involves looking inward at oneself. Spirituality is linked closely to the empowerment and engagement of people at work. The empowerment and engagement of people at work in turn are associated not only with their effectiveness but also with their well-being and happiness. In this respect, spiritual intelligence is needed for effective and ethical leadership.

Spiritual leadership concerns creating or providing meaning, purpose and value for people based on a sense of shared vision, shared purpose and shared values and beliefs. The spiritual needs of people at work pose a growing challenge to those in leadership positions in business and in society at large.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

St Makrina: The Fourth Cappadocian?

Presented by Prof. Andrew Louth FBA, Durham University/Vrije Universiteit

30 October 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Marking Assignments in Theology and Religion

Presented by Prof. Robert Hayward and Dr Dorothea Bertschmann, Durham University

29 October 2014 14:00 in Seminar Room C

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sin and Intelligibility

Presented by Professor Karen Kilby, University of Durham

29 October 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Humility and the New Testament

Presented by Dr Grant Macaskill, St Andrews University

27 October 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Rediscovering a ministry of health: Whole person health care through the local church

Presented by Revd Dr Helen Wordsworth, CEO, Parish Nursing Ministries UK

23 October 2014 16:30 in Wallis Room, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham

The church has been involved in health care throughout its history but with the advent of the NHS its role in the UK health scene has gradually declined. Yet there are theological and missiological reasons for the church's engagement with health. This seminar demonstrates one practical way in which local churches can re-engage with the health needs of their local community and enables discussion around the implications of this for the mission of a local church.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Reordering the Confusion': Tatian, the Second Sophistic, and the so-called Diatessaron

Presented by Dr Matthew R. Crawford, Durham University

23 October 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Gender and Career Progression in Theology and Religious Studies

Presented by Dr Matthew Guest, Durham University

22 October 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Open Seminar to all PG students

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

How to Prepare for Your Viva

Presented by Prof. Douglas Davies and Prof. Robert Song, Durham University

22 October 2014 14:00 in Seminar Room B

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

My Intellectual Autobiography and the Sociology of Religion

Presented by Professor David Martin, London School of Economics

22 October 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The coherence of being a Catholic-Buddhist? The question of dual-belonging theologically analysed.'

Presented by Prof Gavin D’Costa , (University of Bristol)

21 October 2014 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact karen.kilby@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Sacramentality and the Old Testament

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly,

21 October 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Diatesssaron, Canonical or Non-Canonical? Rereading the Dura Fragment

Presented by Dr Matt Crawford, Durham University

20 October 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

An alternative beginning of Christianity: Marcion's Gospel and Christianity after-Bar Kokhba

Presented by Prof. Markus Vinzent, King’s College London

16 October 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Opening the Seventh Seal: The history, theology and practice of silence'

Presented by Christopher Jamison OSB , (Author and BBC presenter)

15 October 2014 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact james.kelly3@durham.ac.uk for more information

Same-Sex Relationships as Eschatological Witness

Presented by Professor Robert Song, University of Durham

15 October 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Why should the study of Christianity's beginnings stop with the New Testament?

Presented by Prof. J.D.G. Dunn, Durham University

13 October 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Praying that Wars Everywhere May Cease': Reconciliation in St John Chrysostom

Presented by Dr Krastu Banev, Durham University

9 October 2014 12:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Forever 'Other'? The Ebbs and Flows of British Sociology of Religion

Presented by Dr Rebecca Catto, Coventry University

8 October 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Catholic traditions and our understanding of

Presented by Prof Mark Wynn , (University of Leeds)

7 October 2014 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact karen.kilby@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Is 'Wisdom Literature' a Useful Category?

Presented by Prof. Stuart Weeks,

7 October 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Making of a Fourfold Gospel

Presented by Prof. Francis Watson, Durham University

6 October 2014 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Spirituality, religion and mental health: perspectives and challenges

Presented by Mrs Julia Head, SLAM

26 June 2014 16:30 in Seminar Room ER247 (Room 247, Elvet Riverside 2, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham)

This interactive presentation will focus on selected aspects of the relationship between spirituality, religion and mental health, as well as the challenges presented by this complex interface when working with users of mental health services (both generally and in ministry).

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by Dr Michael Canaris & Dr Joshua Furnal, Durham University

24 June 2014 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Vatican II, women's religious life

Presented by Dr Carmen Mangion , Birkbeck, University of London

18 June 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by Dr Franklin Harkin, Durham University

3 June 2014 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Catholics and State Prayers

Presented by Prof Stephen Taylor , Durham University

28 May 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre, Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Truth is Always the Same': Daniel Waterland and the Trinity

Presented by Robert G. Ingram, Ohio University

22 May 2014 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

NEW HORIZONS IN FORGIVENESS RESEARCH RC2/2

Presented by Dr C J K Bouch, Dr Jos Bryan, Professor Chris Cook, Dr Krastu Banev,

16 May 2014 00:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Spiritual' versus 'Mental' Health in Japan and the UK

Presented by Dr Christopher Harding, University of Edinburgh

15 May 2014 16:30 in Seminar Room ER152 (Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham)

Since Japan opened its doors to western science and culture in the late nineteenth century, traditional Japanese religious and artistic ideas about 'spiritual' development and self-cultivation have entered into deep dialogue with western religion, psychiatry, and psychotherapy.
Exploring the results of a fascinating cultural conversation, this paper asks whether the way 'spiritual' versus 'mental' health is understood in Japan can help us reflect on and evaluate the growing closeness of religion, spirituality, and psychiatry/psychotherapy in the West.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Tolerant Region? Irish Immigration and anti-Catholic Violence in the North-East of England, 1845-70

Presented by Dr Jonathan Bush, Durham University

7 May 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Theatre - Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Purity, Priesthood, and Politics: Ambrosiaster and a Crisis of Clerical Authority in Fourth-Century Rome

Presented by Professor David Hunter, University of Kentucky

30 April 2014 16:00 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House)

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theological Philosophy: Overturning Inquiry into the Rationality of Christian Faith

Presented by Dr Lydia Schumacher , University of Oxford

20 March 2014 15:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by TBC,

19 March 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Sarah Coakley, God, Sexuality and the Self , pp. tbc

Presented by Reading group,

19 March 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Writings of Querulous Women: Contraception,

Presented by Dr Alana Harris, Oxford University

18 March 2014 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact michael.canaris@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Educating for Forgiveness

Presented by Dr Anthony Bash, Durham University

17 March 2014 19:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Love and suffering in the thought of Julian of Norwich and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Presented by Prof. Karen Kilby,

14 March 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

NEW HORIZONS IN FORGIVENESS RESEARCH RC1/2

Presented by Dr Marius Felderhof, Dr Stephen Cherry, Professor Geoffrey Scarre, Dr Anthony Bash, Professor David Konstan,

13 March 2014 17:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Cult of King Charles the Martyr: How to Hijack Catholic Devotion

Presented by Mgr Mark Langham,

12 March 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Hall, Ushaw College

Contact s.a.royal@durham.ac.uk for more information

CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED: RIGHTING WRONGS – RESTORING RELATIONS RC3/3: Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Mental Health

Presented by Professor Brandon Hamber,

12 March 2014 17:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Protestant mission and Islam: the case of Seventh-day Adventist missions in the Middle East, c. 1890-1950

Presented by David Trim,

12 March 2014 12:30 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Vernacular Religion in Acute Hospitals (CANCELLED)

Presented by Dr Peter Collins, Durham University

12 March 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sarah Coakley, God, Sexuality and the Self , pp. tbc

Presented by Reading group,

5 March 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Publish or Perish: Is it all it's cracked up to be?

Presented by Dr Jeremy Bonner, Professor Robert Song, Durham University

5 March 2014 10:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBC

Presented by Prof. Myriam Wijlens, Universität Erfurt

4 March 2014 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact michael.canaris@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Writing on Stone; Writing on Paper: Myth, Speech and Writing in North West Amazonia

Presented by Dr Stephen Hugh-Jones, Cambridge University

28 February 2014 15:00 in Dun Cow Seminar room

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religious experience or psychiatric symptom?

Presented by Professor Andrew Sims, University of Leeds

27 February 2014 16:30 in Seminar Room ER152, Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religious Diversity as a Personal and Social Value: Impressions from a Multi-Cultural School in London

Presented by Dr Elisabeth Arweck, Warwick University

26 February 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Abolition of Humanity? C. S. Lewis and Posthumanity'

Presented by Professor Robert Song , University of Durham

25 February 2014 15:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Beyond Cult or Cure: The negotiated language of 'higher power' in contemporary twelve-step programmes

Presented by Dr Wendy Dossett, University of Chester

20 February 2014 16:30 in Seminar Room ER152, Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ushaw's Twin Sister: St Edmund's, Ware, the Douai of the South

Presented by Fr Nicholas Schofield, Archivist, Archdiocese of Westminster

19 February 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Hall, Ushaw College

Contact s.a.royal@durham.ac.uk for more information

Women on the World Stage

Presented by Dame Gillian Weir,

19 February 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Confession, counsel and scandal in the writings of Hernando de Mendoza S.J. (1562-1617)

Presented by Nicole Reinhardt,

19 February 2014 12:30 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sarah Coakley, God, Sexuality and the Self , pp. tbc

Presented by Reading group,

19 February 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

RIGHTING WRONGS – RESTORING RELATIONS RC2/3: Justice in an Unjust World

Presented by ,

12 February 2014 17:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

A certain terror': Corporeality, Prejudice and Religious Violence in Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition

Presented by Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri, St Andrews University

12 February 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Original Sin, Human Origins, and Death

Presented by Rev Dr Nicholas Lombado OP, Catholic University of America

11 February 2014 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact michael.canaris@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Book group (part ii) on A. G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods (first edn. 1920)

Presented by Professor Mark McIntosh, Durham University

10 February 2014 12:00 in No. 14 The College, Cathedral Close

please read Chapters 5-9 in advance

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ecclesiastical History

Presented by Dr. Susan Royal,

5 February 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

'Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Preventive Negotiation: A Theological Perspective'

Presented by Dr Anthony Bash, Durham University

5 February 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

How to Write the PhD in an Engaging Style

Presented by Dr Mathew Guest, Professor Gerard Loughlin, Durham University

3 February 2014 12:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christian healing ministry: virtue, variability and wisdom

Presented by Dr Jamie Harrison & Dr Rich Bregazzi,

30 January 2014 16:30 in Seminar Room ER152, Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Science, Theology and the Simplicity of Chant

Presented by Prof Bennet Zon, Durham University

29 January 2014 17:30 in Main Lecture Hall, Ushaw College

Contact s.a.royal@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sacred Journeys and Profane Travellers: Representation and Spatial Practice in Varanasi

Presented by Dr Cristiana Zara , Sheffield University

29 January 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Book group (part i) on A. G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods (first edn. 1920)

Presented by Professor Mark McIntosh, Durham University

27 January 2014 12:00 in No. 14 The College, Cathedral Close

please read Chapters 1-4 in advance

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Fitting Inheritance for Job's Daughters in the Testament of Job

Presented by Dr. Angela Harkins,

22 January 2014 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Sarah Coakley, God, Sexuality and the Self, pp. 1-32

Presented by Reading group,

22 January 2014 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Two Issues of Thomas More's Book Against Martin Luther

Presented by Dr Ian Doyle, Durham University

21 January 2014 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact michale.canaris@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Presenting at Conferences

Presented by Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson, Professor Walter Moberly, Durham University

1 January 2014 10:00 in Seminar Room C

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The 'Place and Limits' of Wisdom Revisited'

Presented by Dr Stuart Weeks,

30 December 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Spirituality, religion and mental health: perspectives and challenges

Presented by Mrs Julia Head, SLaM - CANCELLED

12 December 2013 16:30 in Seminar Room ER152 (Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham)

This interactive presentation will focus on selected aspects of the relationship between spirituality, religion and mental health, as well as the challenges presented by this complex interface when working with users of mental health services (both generally and in ministry).

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christmas High Tea

Presented by ,

11 December 2013 16:15 in Venue TBC

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

The View from an Asbestos Boat: Athanasius Kircher's Iter Extaticum (1660) and the Imagining of a Doubtful Universe

Presented by Dr Paul Shore,

11 December 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Rethinking Symbolism'

Presented by Elena Soulioti, Durham University

11 December 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Death of Christ and the Language of Sacrifice

Presented by Dr Peter Phillips,

10 December 2013 17:15 in Venue: The Parlour, Ushaw Colleg

Followed by Ushaw College Carol Service, St Cuthbert’s Chapel, 7.30pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Pope Francis and Change

Presented by Paul Vallely, co-sponsored by St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College 

5 December 2013 18:00 in Main Halll, Ushaw College

Drinks Reception: 5:30pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religious experience or psychiatric symptom?

Presented by Professor Andrew Sims, University of Leeds - CANCELLED

5 December 2013 16:30 in Seminar Room ER152 (Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham)

Most people have some awareness of a spiritual dimension in life and many people will at some time suffer mental disturbance or illness. These experiences may appear quite similar to the observer, can they be told apart?

In the vast majority of situations, it is not difficult to distinguish what is religious or spiritual from what is mental or psychiatric. However, as both are common conditions of mankind, they will frequently coincide - spiritual and psychiatric. From the professional standpoint of the psychiatrist, the most useful tool for differentiation is descriptive psychopathology - what this thought or behaviour means to the person him- or herself. There are usually different patterns for religious experience from mental illness. Of course, it is extremely important that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals be well-informed on the diversity of religion and spirituality in different cultures and religious traditions.

Pointers to probable mental illness will be discussed: these help someone confronted with bizarre behaviour or statement in a person they are caring for to identify the need for further expert involvement. Indicators of probable religious experience but of an unusual kind are consistent with the rest of that person's lifestyle and their religious social community.

It is generally possible to distinguish religious or spiritual experience from mental illness or psychiatric symptoms. It is important always to remember that both may be present in the same person at the same time.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Using databases for Patristics and Biblical Studies,

Presented by Dr. Matthew Crawford, Durham University

4 December 2013 13:00 in ER145

(e.g. TLG, LLT, Perseus, Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon &c – if you’ve special requests, please get in touch with Dr Crawford)

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

“God Being with God”

Presented by Professor Samuel Wells , St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

4 December 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS)

(this seminar is co-hosted with the Anglican Studies Seminar)

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

“God Being with God”

Presented by Professor Samuel Wells, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

4 December 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS)

(this seminar is co-hosted with the Theology and Ethics Seminar)

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

God being with God

Presented by Revd Dr Samuel Wells , St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

4 December 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Jointly sponsored with the Theology and Ethics seminar

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Forgiveness – or Impunity?

Presented by Richard Burge,

27 November 2013 17:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Hermeneutics

Presented by Ruth Perrin,

27 November 2013 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Reading the Opening of the Church Dogmatics in the Church of England

Presented by Professor Mike Higton , University of Durham

27 November 2013 15:30 in PG 20

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

''The Assurance of Things Hoped For, The Conviction of Things Not Seen' John Jamieson Willis and the Mission of the Church, 1910-1947'

Presented by Dr Jeremy Bonner, Durham University

27 November 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Theology, Religion and The Social Sciences: Notes on the Problem of Perceiving Persons'

Presented by Dr Martin Mills, Aberdeen

27 November 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Silentium, Space and Intelligible Sound: Thoughts on Song and the Nature of Worship The Birley Room, Hatfield College

Presented by Dr Paul Shore, Alan Richardson Fellow

26 November 2013 17:00 in The Birley Room, Hatfield College

Followed by a Reception at 6.00

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Alan Richardson Fellowship is awarded annually, and is endowed to promote research into the exposition and defence of Christian doctrine within the context of contemporary thought and its challenges. The Fellowship was founded in honour of the Very Reverend Alan Richardson, K.B.E., D.D., (1905-75), formerly Dean of York, Professor of Christian Theology in the University of Nottingham and Canon of Durham Cathedral.

“Peter Lombard and Medieval Theological Education”

Presented by Dr Franklin Harkins , Durham University

20 November 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS)

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Catholic Social Teaching and Amartya Sen: an alliance for better development policies?

Presented by Fr Augusto Zampini-Davies, CTRS/CCS Engagements Lecture

19 November 2013 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Drinks reception: 5.15pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Mystical Divinity and Anti-Enthusiasm in the Seventeenth-Century Church of England

Presented by Dr Sarah Apetrei , University of Oxford

19 November 2013 15:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Why Do Things Move People? The Temple as Emotional Repository'

Presented by Dr Stephen Barton,

18 November 2013 16:15 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

JOINT MEETING WITH OLD TESTAMENT SEMINAR

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Why Do Things Move People? The Temple as Emotional Repository'

Presented by Dr Stephen Barton,

18 November 2013 16:15 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

ON MONDAY - JOINT MEETING WITH NEW TESTAMENT SEMINAR

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Forgetting and the God-forsaken: The Apophasis of Forgiveness

Presented by Dr Simon D. Podmore, Liverpool Hope University

14 November 2013 16:30 in Room ER152 (Room 152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham)

This paper explores the relationship between forgiving and forgetting with particular reference to modes of unknowing (apophasis) and 'letting-go' (or releasement) in mystical theology. Questioning the resemblances and differences between divine and human possibilities for knowledge of and the forgiveness of transgressions, I suggest that inter-personal and self-forgiveness might be released from an expectation to reflect something aspiring towards a 'God's-eye view' of the forgiveness of sins. By acknowledging what Kierkegaard affirms as the 'infinite qualitative difference' between divine and human possibilities of forgiveness, this paper moves towards a model of inter-personal and self-forgiveness which, while inspired by the 'impossible possibility' of divine forgiveness, ultimately locates itself within an apophatic epistemology which understands human forgiveness as forgetting, or unknowing, that which must be recognised as finally beyond knowledge and understanding. In other words, it is by surrendering forgiveness' demand to first fully know the object which it forgives that the act of forgiving might be freed from impossible epistemic requirements and enabled to express itself in a manner faithful to its vulnerability. It is through such a vantage that the one who forgives and is forgiven is able to grasp the resemblance-in-difference between human and divine forgiveness in the light of which the wounded possibility of forgiveness might flourish.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

A.W.N. Pugin: A Passion for Gothic

Presented by Michael Fishe,

13 November 2013 18:00 in Main Hall, Ushaw College

Drinks reception: 5.30pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ministry and Spirituality

Presented by Rev. Rosalind Brown,

13 November 2013 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

'Christianity and the University Experience: Institutional variations in the English context'

Presented by Dr Mathew Guest, Durham University

13 November 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

How to get the most out of attending conferences

Presented by Professor Mike Higton and Dr Franklin T. Harkins, Durham University

12 November 2013 12:00 in ER144, Elvet Riverside 1

Including networking &c, but excluding presenting papers, which is coming next term.

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

RIGHTING WRONGS – RESTORING RELATIONS RC1/3: Punishment, Retribution and Restoration

Presented by ,

6 November 2013 17:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Seeing Double: The Crucifixion and Christ's Two Natures in Western Medieval Art”

Presented by Dr Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham

6 November 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS)

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Fear of God in a Fearful Age'

Presented by Dr Jason Fout , Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation

5 November 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

How to write a PhD proposal

Presented by Professor Douglas Davies & Professor Carol Harrison, Durham University

4 November 2013 11:00 in ER149

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Retrieving the Ecumenical Legacy of G.C. Berkouwer: Remembering the Second Vatican Council

Presented by Dr Eduardo Echeverria ,

31 October 2013 17:30 in Dept. Theology and Religion, Seminar Room C

Drinks at 5.15pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Preparing for SBL/AAR meat-market interviews

Presented by Professor Lewis Ayres & Dr Michael Canaris, Durham University

31 October 2013 13:00 in PG20

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Halloween Theme

Presented by Natalie Moore,

30 October 2013 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

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'Perceptions of Religion'

Presented by Bosco Bae, Nick Toseland and Adam Powel,

30 October 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Doctrine as Spiritual Discipline”

Presented by Professor Mike Higton, Durham University

23 October 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS)

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

How to mark undergraduate work

Presented by Professor Mark McIntosh & Dr Lutz Doering, Durham University

23 October 2013 10:00 in ER149, Elvet Riverside 1

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

'International Human Rights and Catholic Tradition:

Presented by Dr Christiaan Alting von Geusau LL.M, the International Theological Institute

22 October 2013 18:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'From Eichrodt & von Rad to Childs & Brueggemann: How and Why has Old Testament Theology Changed?'

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly,

22 October 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Catherine McAuley (1778-1841) and the Mission of Mercy in Britain

Presented by Mary Sullivan,

17 October 2013 18:00 in Main Hall, Ushaw College

Drinks Reception: 5:30pm

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Being Evangelical in 18th Century English Spirituality'

Presented by Dr Tom Schwanda, Wheaton College

17 October 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

New Testament

Presented by Dr Jane Heath, Durham University

16 October 2013 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

'The Angel of The North: Public Art and Community Wellbeing'

Presented by Maeve Blackman,

16 October 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Welcome Social

Presented by ,

9 October 2013 16:15 in Abbey House

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“The Word Answering the Word: Opening the Space of Biblical Interpretation”

Presented by Professor Lewis Ayres, Durham University

9 October 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS)

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

God as First Truth, the Will's Good, and Faith's Cause: The Theology of Faith and Newman's University Sermons

Presented by Prof Mark McIntosh, Durham University

8 October 2013 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Drinks at 5.15

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'A Lawgiver for the Nations: Observations on the Greek Translation of Psalm 9:21'

Presented by Prof. C.T.R. Hayward,

8 October 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religious Commitment and Marital Status are Robust Predictors of Health Risk Behaviors

Presented by Professor Andrea 'Andi' Clements, East Tennessee State University

26 June 2013 16:30 in Seminar Room B (Abbey House, Department of Theology and Religion, Palace Green, Durham)

We have found that individuals who express strong religious commitment are more likely to be married and that marital status and religious commitment, particularly when combined, consistently predict health risk behaviors such as smoking, and the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. Those who are both married, report that they are "surrendered to God," and attend religious services often have a very low incidence of drug, alcohol, or tobacco use compared to those who express less religious commitment and those who are unmarried.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ritual and Pastoral Presence – Chaplaincy support to Bereaved Parents following the death of their baby

Presented by Revd Mark Newitt, Durham University

20 June 2013 16:30 in Seminar Room C (Abbey House, Department of Theology and Religion, Palace Green, Durham)

This paper presents some of the findings from my doctoral research exploring chaplaincy support to bereaved parents which was based on twelve semi-structured interviews with sixteen bereaved parents. I will begin by outlining the four themes of spiritual need that I identified arguing that the root of all other spiritual need is the loss of control parents experienced. In light of these themes I explore the ways in which the liturgy and ritual provided by chaplains helped counter spiritual distress. Following this I will turn to look at what became a key theme running through my thesis, the way in which chaplains relate to parents. I state that that there is not a one size fits all response and that chaplains need to quickly establish whether parents want option or what I term authoritative action. Having described the disturbingly poor expectations of chaplains I turn to the question of why parents wish for chaplaincy support proposing that, alongside the ability to perform liturgy and ritual, chaplains are viewed as having authority in both religious and spiritual matters. Through the interviews it was clear that the liturgy and ritual performed by chaplains was most meaningful to parents when it was accompanied by the chaplain relating well to them. In light of this I will finish by discussing the various ways in which parents valued the presence of a chaplain.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Japanese Cripto-Catholicism

Presented by Prof. Seth Kunin, Durham University

11 June 2013 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Poverty, Persecution, and Possession: Aspects of the Jesuit Mission in North-East England, 1588–1688

Presented by Thomas McCoog SJ, Fordham

5 June 2013 18:00 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Your workbench is your altar' - Taking the Eucharist to Work

Presented by Patricia Kelly, Durham University

28 May 2013 17:15 in TBA

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Sacred and Secular Silver at Ushaw

Presented by Tessa Murdoch, V&A Museum

22 May 2013 18:00 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

Islamic Journeys: Contested Pilgrimage in Contemporary Islam

Presented by Prof. Madawi al-Rasheed, King's College London

15 May 2013 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, Room 201

Rescheduled from 20 Feb 2013, note new location

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Is Life Worth Living? William James, Psychology and the Religious Imagination

Presented by Professor Jeremy Carrette, University of Kent

15 May 2013 16:30 in Seminar Room C (Abbey House – Department of Theology and Religion – Palace Green – Durham)

The lecture will examine the life and work of William James (1842-1910), author of the 1902 The Varieties of Religious Experience. After exploring James's personal journey through depression, it will explore in detail his essay "Is Life Worth Living?" and address both religious and non-religious meanings of life. The talk will seek to reveal James's appreciation of the vital element that keeps us alive and free from depression. As James argues, it is fear of life rather than death that is the problem of existence. The lecture will show how "not-knowing" is as important as knowing and that the poetic imagination is as important as scientific fact in the making of a philosophy of life.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Kierkegaard, Aquinas, and an Italian Adventure

Presented by Joshua Furnal, Durham University

14 May 2013 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Delitzsch's 'Babel and Bible: Second Lecture'; Letter by Kaiser Wilhelm II in response to the second lecture; Response to the imperial letter by Adolf Harnack

Presented by ,

7 May 2013 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

1. Delitzsch's "Babel and Bible: Second Lecture"
2. Letter by Kaiser Wilhelm II in response to the second lecture
3. Response to the imperial letter by Adolf Harnack

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Devotion in a Polemical Age: Discovering Tolerance in Early Modern Britain

Presented by Prof. Alec Ryrie, Durham University

1 May 2013 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Clergy and the “free and voluntary present” of 1661: was it?

Presented by Bill Sheils,

1 May 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Nothing Really Matters: A Bohemian Rhapsody for a Dead Queen: A Thomist-Lacanian Reflection on the Future of Theology in the Academy

Presented by Professor Tina Beattie, University of Roehampton

1 May 2013 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

See God and Live? 11QTargum Job and the Impossibility of Seeing God

Presented by Dr. David Shepherd, University of Chester

25 April 2013 14:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Does Gaia Worship Bring Mythology Back to the World?

Presented by Professor Robert Segal, AberdeenProfessor in Religious Studies

24 April 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christian Credibility in Maurice Blondel

Presented by Prof. John Sullivan, Liverpool Hope

23 April 2013 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Delitzsch's 'Babel and Bible: First Lecture'; Response to the lecture by Joseph Halévy

Presented by ,

23 April 2013 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

1. Delitzsch's "Babel and Bible: First Lecture".
2. Response to the lecture by Joseph Halévy.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Enlightened Bigotry? Liberalism, anti-Catholicism and the response to the Risorgimento on Tyneside, 1848-1870

Presented by Jonathan Bush,

23 April 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Where Does the Trinity Appear?: Augustine's Apologetics and 'Philosophical' Readings of the De Trinitate

Presented by Lewis Ayres, Durham

28 March 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Taking God out of Prayer

Presented by Revd. Paul Walker, Taking God out of Prayer

14 March 2013 15:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room (Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green, Durham)

The Seminar will consider certain practical interventions relating to the staff Health and Wellbeing Strategy in the Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS foundation Trust. For example staff have, for the last five years, been invited to attend 'non –religious retreats'. So far 240 members of staff have attended. These retreats have used traditional religious and spiritual practices devoid of any doctrinal content. Mindfulness drawn from the Buddhist tradition has been used as well as the Jesuit practice of 'the examen' and various Christian meditation techniques. The notion of God has been stripped from these practices. The effect has been to reduce sickness absence figures for those attending to such an extent that the retreats more than pay for themselves. As a result more events such as preparing for retirement and bespoke staff away days have used similar practices with similar results.
The seminar will hypothesise that perhaps the real value of religion for its practitioners is not so much what it invites them to believe but rather what it encourages them to do.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Safeguarding, Theology, and the Church's Magisterium

Presented by Paul Dearey, Hull University

13 March 2013 17:15 in TBA

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Athanasius of Alexandria as a Pastoral Father

Presented by David Gwynn, Royal Holloway

13 March 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The distinction and fusion of 'other gods' and 'idols in Deuteronomy 4 and 1 Kings 11-12

Presented by Tom Judge,

12 March 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Richard Hooker and the Rule of Faith

Presented by The Revd Dr Nicholas Sagovsky, Roehampton UniversityWhitelands Professorial Fellow

7 March 2013 15:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Of Flying Saucers and Social Scientists

Presented by Dr Tim Jenkins, Jesus College, Cambridge

6 March 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Bible's Most Ancient Interpreters – and Why their Influence Is Still Felt

Presented by Prof. James Kugel, Harvard University and Bar Ilan University

5 March 2013 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

What is Restorative Justice – and does it Work?

Presented by ,

4 March 2013 19:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

A discussion facilitated by Tim Mayo (Sycamore Tress Restorative Justice Project), Lizzie McClory (Barrister-at-law and PhD Student in the School of Law) and Anthony Bash (author of 'Forgiveness and Christian Ethics').

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

Can Contemporary Theology be Patristic?

Presented by Brandon Gallagher, Oxford

28 February 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Balancing the Books: English women religious and finance in Tridentine Europe

Presented by James Kelly,

27 February 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Kierkegaard and the Limits of Thought

Presented by Dr Daniel Watts, University of Essex

27 February 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Nature and Purpose of Legal Power in the Church

Presented by Fr. Luke, Ampleforth

26 February 2013 17:15 in St. Cuthbert's Catholic Chaplaincy

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Exodus 3:13-14 after Child: Problems and Possibilities for Theological Interpretation

Presented by Ms. Andrea Saner,

26 February 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

RESCHEDULED: The Future of Liberation Theology and the End of Globalization

Presented by Professor Mario Aguilar, St. AndrewsChair in Divinity (Religion and Politics)

21 February 2013 12:30 in Al-Qasimi Building (SGIA), Elvet Hill Rd, room 102.

Prof Aguilar is Chair in Divinity (Religion & Politics) and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Andrews Uni-versity. He has interests in Churches, theology, religion, ritual, and politics of Latin America and Africa and has worked in the NGO sector for several years as well. He is the author of a nine-volume Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile (2007-2013); Oromo Ritual and Religion: The Politics of God in East Africa (2007) and is editing a forthcoming multi-volume series on Liberation Theology (Brill).

Contact for more information

The Tura 'Commentaries', Didymus' On the Holy Spirit and Pseudo-Basil, Against Eunomius IV-V: Some Significant Points of Doctrinal Convergence

Presented by Kellen Plaxco, Marquette University and University of Leuven

21 February 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Rituals of Remembrance and forgiveness in a Greek Orthodox Christian Community

Presented by Professor Margaret Kenna, Swansea

20 February 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Origins of the Pre-Samaritan Torah Text and Possible Greek Contexts

Presented by Dr Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa

19 February 2013 16:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity

Presented by Prof. Allan Anderson, Birmingham University

14 February 2013 12:30 in Al-Qasimi Building (SGIA), Elvet Hill Rd, room 102

Prof Anderson is Chair in Global Pentecostal Studies in the Depart-ment of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham. His work covers the history, theology and mission studies relating to the global Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, with some focus on the his-tory of these movements in Africa and Asia, and the history of world Christianity. He is the author of 'Spreading Fires: The Missionary Na-ture of Early Pentecostalism' (2007); and co-edited and published a chapter in 'Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods' (2010).

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Constructing Time: The Ancient Near Eastern Legacy

Presented by Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov, Haifa

13 February 2013 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, Room 140

The construction of time is a prominent example. Although calendars and festivals of sorts existed also in other ancient cultures, the earliest written records arise from the Ancient Near East. The lecture will trace several guidelines of ancient time-reckoning, some of which are still present in Western culture: the solar and lunar years and their correlation, the hour, and particularly the week and other seven-based structures. We shall also explore other, less known, trajectories of the septenary time-framework in various Jewish and Christian groups.

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

From Pan-Protestantism to Anti-Calvinism in Anglo-German Relations, c. 1555-1625

Presented by David Gehring,

13 February 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Does Monotheism Breed Violence? A Critical Dialogue with Jan Assmann

Presented by Prof. Joachim Schaper, Aberdeen

12 February 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Exploring the Relationship between Depth Psychology and the Christian Contemplative Tradition

Presented by Julienne McLean, St Mary’s University College, London

8 February 2013 15:30 in Seminar Room B, Department of Theology and Religion, Abbey House, Palace Green

In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between depth/Jungian psychology and the Christian contemplative, or mystical, tradition, as highlighted in the writings of St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross. Similarities and analogies between these traditions, as well as key divergences and differences, will be discussed, as well as the relevance of depth psychological perspectives in the study of Christian Spirituality and in pastoral care.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'A Delight to the Eyes' Sense Perception, Desire and Temptation in Three Patristic Readings of the Fall

Presented by Siiri Toivanen , Durham

7 February 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Calendar and Time in East Asia: The Chinese Calendar in Japan

Presented by Dr Gerhard Leinss, University of Cambridge

6 February 2013 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, Room 140

In the seventh century, the Chinese system used for time reckoning was adopted in Japan in the process of establishing a centralised state; and since then, state institutions have devised and distributed a luni-solar calendar on a yearly basis until the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1873. This paper will examine actual calendars that survived in Japan from all historical periods to answer two questions: How is time structured by this calendrical form labelled as "traditional" in modern East Asian societies? What do all the other elements seen in these calendars tell us about beliefs central to time in East Asia?

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Being Jewish in Andhra Pradesh: caste and religion among the Lost Tribe of Ephraim.

Presented by Dr Yulia Egorova, DurhamSenior Lecturer in Anthropology

6 February 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anglicanism as Integral Humanism: a De Lubacian Reading of the Church of England

Presented by The Revd Dr John Hughes, Jesus College, Cambridge UniversityDean of Chapel and Chaplain

5 February 2013 14:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Problematic Second Century

Presented by James Carleton-Paget, Cambridge

31 January 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

From Passover to Easter: Jewish and Christian Calendars in the Making

Presented by Prof. Sacha Stern, University College London

30 January 2013 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, Room 140

The Christian Easter draws its origins from the Jewish Passover, and originally they were celebrated on the same date. In the first centuries CE, however, the festivals and their dates drifted apart. The development of fixed calendars for setting the date of Easter was an important aspect of the 'parting of ways' between Judaism and Christianity.

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Towards a Theology of Joy

Presented by Professor Charles Mathewes, University of Virginia

30 January 2013 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and Scripture

Presented by Prof. Francis Watson,

29 January 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Diatesseron, A Misnomer? The Evidence of Ephrem's Commentary

Presented by Matthew Crawford, Durham

24 January 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Roman Calendar: West and East

Presented by Prof Robert Hannah, Otago

23 January 2013 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, Room 140

The Julian calendar of 45 BCE was adopted at great speed over a large area of the Roman world and by a diverse mixture of cultures, many of which had their own distinctive calendrical traditions. In Rome itself there were significant teething problems with the introduction of the new leap day, which took several years to resolve. Elsewhere, the study of the process of the new calendar's accommodation suggests that making the change may have been easy for some but not for others. This paper will examine the process of assimilation particularly in the Greek east.

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

“One of the most mysterious matters in the history of the Church”: New Perspectives on the Suppression of the Jesuits

Presented by Jon Wright,

23 January 2013 12:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

23 January: Jon Wright: '“One of the most mysterious matters in the history of the Church”: New Perspectives on the Suppression of the Jesuits'

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The concept of reincarnation in Anangu and Druze belief systems

Presented by Professor Robert Layton and Dr Maria Kastrinou, Durham

23 January 2013 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Great Pretender: Reading Jerome's letters to Augustine

Presented by Tom Hunt, University of Durham

17 January 2013 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Dark Night of the Church: St. John of the Cross in Dialogue with Voices from Ireland

Presented by Theodora Hawksley, University of Edinburgh

15 January 2013 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

What Prospect Does the Serpent Face? Reflections on the interpretation of Genesis 3:15

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly,

15 January 2013 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Understanding leadership in local churches: investment-transaction and ethnic representation

Presented by Dr Matthew Wood, Queen's Belfast

12 December 2012 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Women's ordination and theological anthropology'

Presented by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, Durham University/Diocese of Durham

12 December 2012 16:00 in

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Understanding leadership in local churches: investment-transaction and ethnic representation.

Presented by Dr Matthew Wood, Queen’s BelfastLecturer in Sociology

12 December 2012 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Evil, Privation, Depression and Dread: What Evil Isn't

Presented by Dr. Mark Robson,

11 December 2012 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

“Did Moses' Seventy Elders Write the Septuagint? The Prophetic Elders of Numbers 11 as Tradents of an Inspired Textual Tradition”

Presented by Jon Parker,

11 December 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Exploring the Relationship between Religion, Spirituality and Health

Presented by Professor Christ Mayers, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, York, St. John University

6 December 2012 16:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Origins of Christmas

Presented by Prof. Martin Wallraff, Basel, Switzerland

5 December 2012 18:15 in *NEW VENUE* Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Christmas is neither the oldest nor the most important Christian feast. However, it will be argued that the feast is particularly significant for the development of a Christian concept of time. Hence, the paper will not only speak about the origins of the feasts on 25 December and 6 January, but also on the dates of New Year. The origins are seen against the background of the religious culture of Late Antiquity in general, and sun worship in particular.

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ecclesia Anglicana? Some seventeenth century views of England‟s sixteenth century Reformation

Presented by Hannah Cleugh,

5 December 2012 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

What can we learn from the ecclesiastical sex scandals? God, Sex and Freud

Presented by Professor Sarah Coakley, University of Cambridge

5 December 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anglican Responses to Anselm and Grosseteste

Presented by Dr Giles Gasper, Durham UniversityDepartment of History

29 November 2012 15:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Catholicism, Modernity and Science: Teaching at Ushaw on the eve of Vatican I

Presented by Dr. Michael Sharatt,

28 November 2012 17:30 in Ushaw College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

How to write a CV

Presented by Professor Chris Insole & Professor Francis Watson, Durham University

28 November 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Keeping Mum - the problem of talking about mothering

Presented by Emma Percy, Trinity College, Oxford

28 November 2012 16:00 in

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Evangelisation in a Secular and Religiously Pluralist Society

Presented by Ian Linden, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

27 November 2012 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

“'Scripture Is' as 'Scripture As': Hermeneutical Plurality and Scriptural Responsibility”

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs,

27 November 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Festivals: Time for Wellbeing?

Presented by Prof. Chris Cook, Durham

21 November 2012 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, Room 140

Recent research has explored various aspects of spirituality in relation to health and wellbeing, but festivals are conspicuously absent from this research. The lecture is a foray into this field. Are festivals good for us? Do they contribute to our wellbeing, and what kind of wellbeing might they foster? And, even if they were not good for us, would we still want to celebrate them anyway?

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Euthyphro and the Goodness of God Incarnate

Presented by Professor Robin Le Poidevin, University of LeedsAlan Richardson Fellow 2012

21 November 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Aquinas and Emotion'

Presented by Rev. Nicholas Lombardo, OP., Catholic University of America

20 November 2012 00:05 in St Cuthbert’s Catholic Chaplaincy

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Doing' Spiritual Care. What is the problem for the secular caring professions?

Presented by Professor Margaret Holloway, University of Hull

15 November 2012 16:30 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, off Palace Green, Durham University

'Doing' spiritual care. What is the problem for the secular caring professions?
Despite several decades of increasing interest in spirituality amongst the secular caring professions, there is continuing evidence that spiritual care represents a challenge for these professionals, with many practitioners expressing uncertainty and lack of confidence as to what is appropriate and 'doable' for them in their everyday encounters with service users. Professor Holloway will focus on nursing and social work to trace the engagement with spiritual care and the issues identified, drawing on her own and others' research from the early 1990s to the present. We shall also consider some embedded concepts, such as 'care', and what these mean in each professional discourse, and how they interact with the business of 'spirituality'.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

New Directions in Death Studies

Presented by Dr Gordon Raeburn & Mr Bosco Bae, Durham University

14 November 2012 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Intersection between New Media, Religion, and Digital Culture

Presented by Heidi Campbell, Texas A&MAssociate Professor of Communication

14 November 2012 16:00 in

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Distasteful Empathy and Impossible Forgiveness

Presented by The Rev Canon Stephen Cherry,

13 November 2012 17:00 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

In this seminar, Dr Cherry, a residentiary canon at Durham Cathedral, explores whether forgiveness is possible after shattering hurt. His starting point is that forgiveness is an enigma, and also an agony – yet an agony that heals. As he so eloquently puts it in his book Healing Agony, 'real forgiveness … involves embracing only the chaos out there but also the agony within [and] does have the capacity to heal' (pp. 179-80). He argues that an important part of becoming a forgiver is having 'distasteful empathy' – getting into the mind of the person who violated the victim. Dr Cherry wants us to 're-imagine' forgiveness. He suggests a 'diagrammatic map' and a 'three-phase venture' that involve recovery and healing, a relationship with the perpetrator and a changed life because of the violation.

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Characterization in the Hagar and Ishmael Stories”

Presented by Dr Bernard Robinson,

13 November 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Samaritan Festivals

Presented by Benyamim Sedaka, Israelite Samaritan Community

8 November 2012 16:15 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Calendar and Feasts in Orthodox Christianity

Presented by Prof Andrew Louth, FBA, Durham and Amsterdam

7 November 2012 18:15 in Elvet Riverside, 140

The Church of the Byzantine Empire, from which Orthodox Christianity stems, developed a calendar based on both the calendar of the Roman Empire (the so-called Julian Calendar) and the calendar of the Jewish people. Like most calendars, the Orthodox Calendar tries to take account of both the lunar cycle and the solar cycle, both of which relate to the created order to which time belongs, so there can be discerned in the construction of the Byzantine or Orthodox Calendar attempts to align creation and salvation.

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Tillich Returns

Presented by Dr Russell Re Manning, University of AberdeenDivinity, History and Philosophy

7 November 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Structuring place, objects and narrative: Implicit myth in crypto-Jewish culture

Presented by Professor Seth Kunin, Durham University

31 October 2012 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“The Covenant with Death (=Mut) in Isaiah 28”

Presented by Professor Christopher Hays, Fuller Theological Seminary

30 October 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Cathedral on the Ridge and Other Examples of Implicit Mythology in the Shimla Hills

Presented by Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson, Durham University

17 October 2012 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Faith and Perplexity: A Study of Psalms 44 & 89”

Presented by Professor Walter Moberly , Durham University

16 October 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

How to mark undergraduate work

Presented by Dr Lutz Doering & Professor Mark McIntosh, Durham University

16 October 2012 15:00 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

This is open to all, but compulsory for all TAs who are doing marking in the department this year

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Recognition and Recovery: Abuse in the Catholic Church

Presented by Baroness Sheila Hollins,

11 October 2012 18:00 in The Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Recognition and Recovery: Abuse in the Catholic Church

Presented by Baroness Sheila Hollins,

11 October 2012 18:00 in The Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Stress Reduction/Buffering in Individuals who are Surrendered to God: Is This a Mechanism by which Religiosity Improves Health?'

Presented by Professor Andrea 'Andi' Clements, East Tennessee State University

28 June 2012 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

An abundance of evidence supports that stress predicts poor health, and religiosity, broadly defined, typically predicts good health. It is possible that one mechanism by which religiosity positively impacts health is through reduction in or prevention of the stress response, and that Surrender (Surrender to God) is a measure that captures aspects of religiosity that would predict lowered stress levels. We have conducted several studies which together support this theory on a correlational basis. Intervention studies are needed to verify mechanism, yet increasing religiosity as an intervention is frowned upon in much of the scientific community.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Erasmus on Psalm 3

Presented by ,

8 May 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Positive spirituality in health care: Practical approaches for clinicians, patients, and health care organizations'

Presented by Prof Frederic C. Craigie, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, USA

3 May 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room B

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

“Walter Moberly's Theological Approach to the Pentateuch”, with a response by Walter Moberly

Presented by Richard Briggs,

1 May 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Pole's Piety: The devotional books of a 'lukewarm' cardinal and his friends, ca.1520-1558'

Presented by Anne Overell,

30 April 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

Introduction to Erasmus, and discussion of Erasmus on Psalm 1

Presented by ,

24 April 2012 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

''Struggling to be liberal, yet still bound in the chains of prejudice': continuity and change in popular anti-Catholic ideology in the North East of England,1845-1870'

Presented by Jonathan Bush,

23 April 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Transcendental questions and the person with dementia'

Presented by Prof Julian Hughes, Newcastle University

19 April 2012 18:00 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Judeo- Christian Religious Experience and Psychopathology: The Legacy of William James'

Presented by Professor Simon Dein, Durham University

15 March 2012 16:00 in Debating Chamber, Palace Green

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'A role for religion in the universities? Religious literacy and its epistemological and practical challenges'

Presented by Dr Adam Dinham, Goldsmiths, University of London

15 March 2012 11:30 in Al-Qasimi building, School of Government and International Affairs

Contact m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

''Between Justice and My Mother': Reflections on and between Levinas and Zizek'

Presented by Gavin Hyman, Lancaster University

14 March 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact gerald.loughlin@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Who Discovered Forgiveness?'

Presented by Dr Anthony Bash, Durham University

13 March 2012 17:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Following publication of Griswold's 'Forgiveness: A Philosophical Investigation' in 2007, there has been considerable debate as to whether forgiveness 'existed' in the ancient world before the time of Christ. This paper explores what Griswold says and puts forward different solutions to the questions he raises.

Refreshments served from 4.45pm.

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Some theologically problematic aspects of the Joseph story: Exegesis and hermeneutics of the patriarchal narratives'

Presented by Dr Douglas Earl,

13 March 2012 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact r.w.l.moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Spirituality of Forgiveness

Presented by The Rev Professor Chris Cook,

12 March 2012 17:30 in SCR Dining Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Reading the Transfiguration: Character and Plot'

Presented by Dr Martin Kitchen,

12 March 2012 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Uses of Scripture in Catholic Prayer, Practice and Theology: A Study Day for Clergy, Laity, and Students'

Presented by Contemporary Catholic Theology Study Day,

10 March 2012 17:15 in Dept. of Theology and Religion, Palace Green

Joint with the Newman Association and the Diocese of
Hexam and Newcastle.

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Neo-colonial religion as a current form of the political economy of morality'

Presented by Prof Adrian Scribano, National University of Cordoba and at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

7 March 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Paper on Theological Hermeneutics - title TBC

Presented by Dr Mark Bowald, Redeemer University College, Ontario

6 March 2012 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact r.w.l.moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Psalm 95[94]/Hebrews 3-4: Wilderness Typology'

Presented by Prof Francis Watson, Durham University

5 March 2012 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

For research postgraduates.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Receptive Ecumenism and Canonical Structures: Possibilities for a Constructive Interaction'

Presented by Myriam Wijlens, University of Erfur

1 March 2012 18:30 in St Cuthbert's Catholic Chaplaincy

St Cuthbert's Lecture

Preceded by a PG Colloquium on 'Issues in Contemporary Catholicism'.

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Building a career profile as a higher-education teacher

Presented by Professor Chris Insole & Professor Mark McIntosh,

29 February 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Discussion on how to equip yourself to work as an HE teacher, whether in a university or a training institution.

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

''The World is Against Us': Charles Péguy and le monde moderne'

Presented by Peter Candler, Baylor University

29 February 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact gerard.loughlin@durham.ac.uk for more information

''God is seen with shape and limit / More purple towards the rim': Finitude in Christian Theology'

Presented by The Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Westcott House and Cambridge University

28 February 2012 15:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Andrew Davison is the author with Alison Milbank of "For the Parish: A Critique of Fresh Expressions" (2010), and more recently has edited "Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition" (2011). He holds a DPhil in biochemistry and is finishing a second PhD in Theology at Cambridge.

Contact m.a.mcintosh@durham.ac.uk for more information

'1 Corinthians 6.9-20 and Baptismal Participation in Christ'

Presented by Dr Rodrigo Morales, Humboldt Research Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich

27 February 2012 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Clergy marriage and divorce in England c. 1960-1994'

Presented by Neil Armstrong,

27 February 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The political participation of Muslims in post-WWII Britain'

Presented by Dr Tim Peace, University of Edinburgh

22 February 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Between Salem and Mount Gerizim: The Creation of the Torah Revisited'

Presented by Dr Walter Houston, Oxford University

21 February 2012 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact r.w.l.moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Scripture in Qumran Messianic Texts'

Presented by Dr Lutz Doering, Durham University

20 February 2012 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

For research postgraduates.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Woodland Burial: Imagining the Self as Dead'

Presented by Prof Douglas Davies, Durham University

16 February 2012 16:00 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Divine and Human Community in the Gospel of John'

Presented by Prof Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor, University of St Andrews

13 February 2012 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

''Lively Emblems”: A Seventeenth-century Puritan's Variegated Approach to Proselytization'

Presented by Nathan Parker,

13 February 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Relationship of Theology to Classics'

Presented by The Very Revd Dr Richard Finn OP, Blackfriars, Oxford

9 February 2012 17:15 in St Cuthbert's Catholic Chaplaincy

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'De-ethnicisation of religion and its ambivalences. The transnational diffusion of neo-Hindu movements and the Kabbalah Centre'

Presented by Dr Veronique Altglas, Queen's University, Belfast

8 February 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Spiritual Reading and the Old Testament': The Work of Ellen Davis'

Presented by Angie Harvey,

7 February 2012 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact r.w.l.moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'4 Maccabees 5: Torah as Philosophy'

Presented by Dr Jane Heath, Durham University

6 February 2012 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

For research postgraduates.

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

''I am not worthy...' Confession in the Eucharist'

Presented by Harriet Harris, Edinburgh University

1 February 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact gerald.loughlin@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Sustainable Reconciliation: Avoiding the Myth of Conflict Resolution'

Presented by Bishop Justin Welby, Durham Cathedral

31 January 2012 17:00 in Birley Room, Hatfield College

Contact anthony.bash@durham.ac.uk for more information

''Prologue' to 'Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective''

Presented by Prof Francis Watson, Durham University

30 January 2012 16:15 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Platonism of Ralph Cudworth (1617-88): Renaissance or Modern?'

Presented by Professor Sarah Hutton, Aberystwyth University

26 January 2012 15:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Professor Hutton addresses questions about the leading author among the subversively fruitful group of thinkers known as the Cambridge Platonists, who together challenged the dominant paradigms of early modern thought. In addition to editing Cudworth for Cambridge University Press, Professor Hutton has published on Anne Conway and Damaris Masham, leading conferences on 'Women, Metaphysics and Enlightenment', the rise of early modern science, and the role of Platonic thought in the birth of modernity.

Contact m.a.mcintosh@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Religion and “Urbanism as a Way of Life''

Presented by Dr Christian Karner, University of Nottingham

25 January 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Cutting out the Crazy in the English Reformation'

Presented by Susan Royal,

23 January 2012 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Edmund Burke and Natural Law— “the immutable, pre-existent law”'

Presented by Dr Chris Insole, Durham University

19 January 2012 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Homoeroticism and Heresy: The Aesthetic Eucharist in Victorian England'

Presented by Dominic Janes, Birbeck College London

18 January 2012 11:30 in Abbey House, Seminar Room B

Contact gerald.loughlin@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Healing the Dying'

Presented by Dr Gareth Tuckwell, Burrswood Hospital

12 January 2012 16:30 in Wallis Room at St John’s College

NB This seminar is before the beginning of term – and will follow conclusion of Practical Theology block teaching that day.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective' (Book Preview)

Presented by Prof Francis Watson, Durham University

12 December 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'A Theological Reading of Numbers 16: Divine Identity and Divine Action'

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs, Durham University

6 December 2011 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Were the Pauline Churches House Churches?'

Presented by Dr Eddie Adams, King's College London

5 December 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Ecclesia Anglicana? Some seventeenth century views of England's sixteenth century Reformation'

Presented by Hannah Cleugh,

5 December 2011 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Politics of Asylum: Catholic Perspectives'

Presented by Dr Anna Rowlands, The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

1 December 2011 17:15 in St Cuthbert's Catholic Chaplaincy

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Grammar, Polemic and the Development of Patristic Exegesis 150-250'

Presented by Prof Lewis Ayres, Durham University

28 November 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Reading the Septuagint: The Hermeneutical Problem of a Translated Text'

Presented by Ben Johnson, Durham University

15 November 2011 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Postgraduate Presentations

Presented by Dorothee Bertschmann and Leonard Wee, Durham University

14 November 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Dorothee Bertschmann, “The Good, the Bad, and the State: What is the meaning of to agathon in Romans 13.1-7?”

Leonard Wee: “Features in Paul's Summaries of OT Historical Narratives”

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The bishop, the dean, his wife and her “brother”: the Geneva gang in Durham'

Presented by Diana Newton,

14 November 2011 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Research on Religion, Spirituality and Health: Theoretical and Clinical Implications'

Presented by Professor Simon Dein, Durham University

10 November 2011 12:00 in Wolfson Seminar Room F009, Queen’s Campus

If you would like to attend this seminar, you do not need to register with Professor Cook, but please do contact Val Heard (valerie.heard@TEWV.NHS.UK ) to let her know that you’d like to attend.

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Managing Conferences

Presented by Professor Lewis Ayres & Professor Francis Watson, Durham University

9 November 2011 13:00 in

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Paul and the Gift' (Book Preview)

Presented by Prof John Barclay, Durham University

7 November 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Vatican II: Newman's Council?'

Presented by Rev. Dr Peter Philips, Durham University

3 November 2011 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'The Old Testament and the Unity of the People of God'

Presented by Dr David Reimer, University of Edinburgh

1 November 2011 16:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Romulus Meets King David: Jewish and Roman Mythology in the Josippon

Presented by Prof. René Bloch, University of Bern (Switzerland)

25 October 2011 14:00 in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk or c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Bede and Bishop Acca: dearest friends, or a delicate relationship?'

Presented by Clare Stancliffe, Durham University

24 October 2011 13:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Sacred Psychoanalysis'

Presented by Dr Alistair Ross, Kellogg College, Oxford

20 October 2011 16:00 in Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Talking about God: Aquinas on the Logic of the ‘'Subject Term'’ in Theological Statements

Presented by Dr Michael Gilmore, Durham University

23 June 2011 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Sacred Monarchy, Apocalyptics and the Protestant Ascendancy in England and Scotland, ca. 1580-1610

Presented by Professor Malcolm Smuts, Boston University

15 June 2011 16:00 in SR1 in the Department of History

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Faith, Development and the Historical Theologian

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham UniversityBede Chair in Catholic Theology

9 June 2011 17:15 in Dun Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Theology & Dissociative Identity Disorder

Presented by Catherine Beaumont,

3 June 2011 14:00 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mysticism, Feminism & the Mental Health Professional

Presented by Catherine Racine,

3 June 2011 14:00 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Narrative Characteristics of the Pastoral Epistles in the Light of Ancient Epistolography

Presented by Prof Dr Jens Herzer, University of Leipzig

30 May 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Role of Written Communication Amongst Palestinian and Babylonian Rabbis of Late Antiquity

Presented by Professor Catherine Hezser, SOAS, London

26 May 2011 16:00 in

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Applying for Postdoctoral Funding

Presented by Dr Mathew Guest & Dr Jonathan Willis, Durham University

25 May 2011 13:00 in

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Looking at the Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in the Context of Ancient Epistolary Theory and Practice

Presented by Dr Annette Merz, University of Utrecht

23 May 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls and at Qumran (Workshop, 3 hrs)

Presented by Dr Cecilia Wassén, University of Uppsala

18 May 2011 10:00 in Abbey House, Seminar Room C

Contact lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Did Jesus Challenge the Purity Laws? A Close Reading of Mark 5:21-43

Presented by Dr Cecilia Wassén, University of Upsala

16 May 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Importance of a Robust Theology of Christ’s Descent into Hell

Presented by Dr Lyra Pitstick, Hope College (Holland, Michigan)

12 May 2011 17:15 in Catholic Chaplaincy, St Cuthbert’s, Old Elvet

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Lukan Preface

Presented by Prof John Moles, University of Newcastle

9 May 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Clothed in Righteousness: The Vestments Controversy and the Beginning of the Anglican Problem

Presented by Aidan Hargitt,

6 May 2011 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ethics and Delusions: Augustine, Hannah Arendt and E. L. Doctorow's Cities of Heaven and Earth

Presented by Michael Mack, Durham University

4 May 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Readings of T.H. Huxley

Presented by ,

3 May 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

The seminar will be a discussion of several essays related to and by T.H. Huxley. Contact Prof Moberly for electronic copies.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

John Henry Newman and Christian Platonism in Britain

Presented by Professor Mark McIntosh, Durham University

3 May 2011 13:15 in Seminar Room B, Abbey House

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Righteousness and Reciprocity: Justification by Faith and Participation in Christ in John Calvin's Pauline Exegesis

Presented by Dr Stephen Chester, North Park Theological Seminary

2 May 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Doctrine of Providence in Late Antiquity

Presented by Mark Eliott, University of St Andrews

17 March 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Job Interviews: What not to do

Presented by Professor John Barclay & Professor Douglas Davies,

17 March 2011 13:00 in

Contact sitna.quiroz@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reason's Endeavours: Rethinking Kantian Rationalism for Philosophy of Religion Today

Presented by Dr Pamela Anderson, University of Oxford

16 March 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Pseudepigraphy in 2 Thessalonians

Presented by Dr Christina Kreinecker, University of Salzburg

14 March 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ordination and the Restoration of the Church of England, 1660-62

Presented by Professor Stephen Taylor, Reading University

11 March 2011 13:15 in Senate Room, University College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ordination and the restoration of the Church of England, 1660-62

Presented by Stephen Taylor,

11 March 2011 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

De vera religione 12.24: A Key to Augustine's Early Account of Ascent

Presented by Gerald Boersma, Durham University

10 March 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

European Policy and Research on Religions and School Education

Presented by Prof Bob Jackson, University of Warwick

9 March 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Evil Reign and Wicked Wealth: Aspects of Dualism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Presented by Professor Devorah Dimant, University of Haifa

8 March 2011 16:15 in

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk or lutz.doering@durham.ac.uk for more information

Genesis in Hebrews

Presented by Dr Susan Docherty, Newman College, Birmingham

7 March 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Cuius...eloquia strenue ministrabant...populo tuo': The Late Antique Episcopacy and Cicero's Ideal Orator

Presented by Mark Clavier, Durham University

3 March 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Question of Universal Salvation

Presented by Professor Edward T.Oakes S.J., University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

2 March 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Contested Paternity and Contested Readings: Jesus' Conception in Matthew 1:18-25

Presented by Prof Andrew Lincoln, University of Gloucestershire

28 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Reception of The Fathers in Byzantium 650-1080

Presented by Andrew Louth, Durham University, Free University of Amsterdam

24 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Culture of Life and the Culture of Death: Postmortem Politics in Fundamentalist Christian America

Presented by Dr John Troyer, University of Bath

23 February 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Emotions, Emotional Regulation and Spirituality: A Psychological Perspective

Presented by Dr Jocelyn Bryan , Durham University

22 February 2011 16:30 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham

Contact c.c.h.cook@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Playing with allegories': Liturgical Interpretation

Presented by Stephen Holmes, University of Edinburgh

17 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Theology and Narrative: the Self, the Novel and the Bible

Presented by Dr Stephen Mulhall, University of Oxford

16 February 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Presented by Prof David Parker, University of Birmingham

14 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Jewel / Harding Controversy and the Sacrifice of the Mass: the Continental Context

Presented by Luc Racaut,

11 February 2011 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Eugippius had his reasons. The authority of ignorance on the origin of the soul in the Excerpta ex operibus Sancti Augustini (6th c.)

Presented by Symke Haverkamp , University of St Andrews

10 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

(Why) Are Women More Religious Than Men?

Presented by Dr Marta Trzebiatowska, University of Aberdeen

9 February 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Memory and Paideia: The Gospel Tradition and the Hellenistic Schools

Presented by Prof Loveday Alexander,

7 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Place of Scripture in the Divine Economy according to Cyril of Alexandria

Presented by Matthew Crawford, Durham University

3 February 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

On Discerning the Living Truth of the Church: Theological and Sociological Reflections on Empirical Ecclesiology

Presented by Professor Paul Murray and Dr Matthew Guest, Durham University

2 February 2011 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Race', 'Nation', 'People': Ethnic Identity-Construction in 1 Peter 2.9

Presented by Prof David Horrell, University of Exeter

31 January 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Secularisation and the SCM, 1945-1970

Presented by David Goodhew,

28 January 2011 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Catching Up: Roman History and Jewish Scripture in City of God 18

Presented by Gillian Clark, University of Bristol

27 January 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Plato's Demiurge and the Hellenistic Origins of Intelligent Creation

Presented by Prof George Boys-Stones, Durham University

24 January 2011 14:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Constructing the Fourfold Gospel

Presented by Prof Francis Watson, Durham University

17 January 2011 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Texts without Contexts: The Dating of Biblical Texts

Presented by Dr Stuart Weeks, Durham University

14 December 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Heresy and Scripture

Presented by Prof Judith Lieu, Cambridge

13 December 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Septuagint Speeches and Dialogues: The Literary Craft of Jewish Translators

Presented by Dr James K. Aitken, University of Cambridge

7 December 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Recent Developments in New Testament Textual Criticism

Presented by Prof Keith Elliott, Leeds

6 December 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

A Durham Monk Prepares to Preach: Thomas Swalwell's Marginal Notes

Presented by Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary

3 December 2010 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Bernhard Duhm and Isaiah 53: Reassessing the Role of Historical Criticism

Presented by Mr Charles Shepherd, Durham University

30 November 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Paul and Ancient Jewish Letter Writing

Presented by Dr Lutz Doering, Durham University

29 November 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Cosmology and Christology: C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Heavens

Presented by Dr Michael Ward, Oxford University

22 November 2010 18:30 in Leech Hall, St John’s College

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

'The Role of Imagination between Science and Humanities': A Roundtable Discussion

Presented by Dr David Wilkinson and Dr Michael Ward,

22 November 2010 15:15 in Elvet Riverside 153

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Introduction to the Diatessaron

Presented by Dr Lionel North,

15 November 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ritualised and Spontaneous Grief at Funerals in Reformation Scotland

Presented by Gordon Raeburn,

12 November 2010 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Agents of Resurrection in 4Q521, 4QPseudo-Ezekiel, and the Sayings Source Q

Presented by Dr Benjamin Wold, Trinity College Dublin

11 November 2010 14:15 in Debating Chamber, Pemberton Building

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Hermeneutical Perspectives on Numbers 20

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs, Durham University

9 November 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Schweitzer and Harnack: the History of an Unlikely Alliance

Presented by Dr James Carleton-Paget, Cambridge

8 November 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Ancient Ethical Theory and Paul: What Plutarch, Alcinous, and Galen Have to Say about the Apostle's Moral Landscape

Presented by Dr Max Lee, North Park Theological Seminary

1 November 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Is Saul Also Among the Prophets? Saul's Prophecy in 1 Samuel 19:23

Presented by Dr David Firth, St John’s College, Nottingham

26 October 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Knowing and Obeying the Law in Ben Sira

Presented by Dr Shane Berg,

25 October 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

George Davenport and the Restoration Church in Durham

Presented by Margaret Harvey,

22 October 2010 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Thomas Traherne and the Genius of Anglicanism

Presented by Dr Denise Inge,

21 October 2010 18:30 in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Is there anything Anglican about Anglicanism?': A Roundtable Discussion

Presented by Prof Alec Ryrie, Prof Mark McIntosh, and Dr Denise Inge,

21 October 2010 15:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information

Galatians and the Gift (2)

Presented by Prof John Barclay, Durham University

18 October 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Knowing God and Knowing about God: Martin Buber's Two Types of Faith Revisited

Presented by Prof Walter Moberly, Durham University

12 October 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Galatians and the Gift (1)

Presented by Prof John Barclay, Durham University

11 October 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Workshop on Forthcoming Publication: The Torah, a beginner's guide

Presented by Professor Joel Kaminsky and Dr Joel Lohr, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Visiting Research Fellow in Jewish Studies; Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, and Trinity Western College, Langley, British Columbia

10 June 2010 10:00 in Seminar Room B

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Sleeping and waking in post-Reformation Protestant piety

Presented by Alec Ryrie,

28 May 2010 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Joy of our Desiring': The Role of Delight in Augustine's Theology

Presented by Mark Clavier,

30 April 2010 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Hebrew Bible's Theology of Election and the Problem of Universalism

Presented by Prof Joel Kaminsky, Smith College, Northampton

19 March 2010 10:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Climate change, faith and the global common good

Presented by Professor Michael Northcott, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

18 March 2010 17:15 in The Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Road, Room 202

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Title TBC

Presented by Zurab Jashi, Durham University

18 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Title TBC

Presented by Jolyon Mitchell, Edinburgh University Divinity School

17 March 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Proverbs 16:1-9: Divine Control and Human Freedom

Presented by Zoltan Schwab,

16 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Learning Not To Know: Paul, Postmodernism, and Biblical Interpretation

Presented by Dr A. K. M. Adam, University of Glasgow

15 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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The Grammarian and the Rise of Christian Exegesis

Presented by Lewis Ayres, Durham University

11 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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Creation's Ends: Teleology, Ethics and the Natural

Presented by Dr Simon Oliver, University of Nottingham

10 March 2010 11:30 in Dun Cow Cottage

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Title TBC

Presented by Dr Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham

8 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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'A pathe way to the heauenly habitacion': The Ten Commandments and the Reformation in England

Presented by Jonathan Willis,

5 March 2010 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Acting, ceremonial, liturgy: Neglected aspects of Church Councils?

Presented by Thomas Graumann, Cambridge

4 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

State management of religion: secularism in comparative perspective

Presented by David Lehmann, Cambridge

3 March 2010 17:15 in The Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Road, Room 102

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The Tantric Body

Presented by Gavin Flood, University of Oxford

3 March 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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St Cuthbert's Lecture: Title TBC

Presented by Dr Geraldine Smyth,

2 March 2010 17:15 in St Cuthbert's (Chapel)

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

What Makes for a Wise Reading of Scripture?”

Presented by Michael Legaspi, Creighton University, Nebraska

2 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Discussion based on his book, Reading Romans in Pompeii (2009)

Presented by Dr Peter Oakes, University of Manchester

1 March 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

'State of Angels, Progress of Eternity': The rhetoric of angelic life in The Ladder of Divine Ascent; Gentiles, Jews, Christians and Sacraments in Augustine's De doctrina Christiana

Presented by Jonathan Zecher; Jeremy Bergstrom, Durham University

25 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

In the Society of God: some principles of ecclesiology

Presented by Prof John Webster, Aberdeen University

24 February 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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John Henry Newman and the Crises of Capitalism

Presented by Dr Sheridan Gilley,

23 February 2010 17:15 in Cosins Library

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Discussion based on his book, Scripture: A Very Theological Proposal (2009)

Presented by Dr Angus Paddison, University of Winchester

22 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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Freedom to Roam(ans): Origens Defense of the Will in Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

Presented by Steve Bagby, Durham University

18 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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Messianic Endings: The Messiah in Second Baruch and Christ's Parousia in 1 Corinthians

Presented by Prof Matthais Henze, Rice University

17 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact c.t.r.hayward@durham.ac.uk for more information

Up-routing Religion in the Philippines: A Spectrological Analysis

Presented by Dr Paul Tremlett, School of African & Asian Studies

17 February 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religion and Globalisation: making a case for the Latin American contribution

Presented by Prof Paul Freston, CIGI Chair in Religion and Politics in Global Context at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario and professor colaborador in sociology at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

16 February 2010 17:15 in Theology Department

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Title TBC

Presented by Jonathan Stökl, Cambridge

16 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Noncanonical gospels (3): the Gospel of Peter

Presented by Dr Bill Telford,

15 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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Anatomy of a Miracle: the Feast of the Transfiguration

Presented by Andreas Andreopoulos, Lampeter University

11 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Aemilia Lanyer's Brides of Christ: Rhetorical Strategy, Christian Formation and Sexual Politics

Presented by Dr Hilary Elder, Durham University

10 February 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Jesus Reinvented: Aesthetic and Theological Issues in the Gospel Films

Presented by Fr Lloyd Baugh SJ,

9 February 2010 17:15 in St. Cuthbert's/Catholic Chaplaincy

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Compelled to Preach: The Meaning and Significance of Paul's Stewardship Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9; Becoming 'Gods'? 2 Corinthians 3.18 and Theosis

Presented by John Goodrich; Ben Blackwell,

8 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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In the Beginning: Irenaeus, Creation, and the Environment

Presented by Francis Watson, Durham University

4 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religion in Scotland: Women and Identity

Presented by Dr Maria Trzebiatowska, Aberdeen University

3 February 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Whose Statutes? Which Ordinances? A Proposal for Understanding Ezekiel 20:25-26

Presented by Vincent Obi,

2 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Title TBC

Presented by Prof Philip Esler, University of St Andrews

1 February 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

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Calvinism and the Dutch Israel thesis, 1550-1650

Presented by Paul Regan,

29 January 2010 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Cassian's Ascetic Pneumatology

Presented by Thomas L. Humphries Jnr, Emory University

28 January 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

St Paul and Ecumenism: Justification and All That

Presented by Prof Paul Murray, Durham University

27 January 2010 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Noncanonical gospels (2): P. Oxyrhynchus 840

Presented by Dr Lutz Doering,

25 January 2010 16:15 in Seminar Room B

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Marketing pilgrimages in contemporary Japan: airport mall exhibitions, heritage campaigns and their meanings for the future of Buddhism in Japan

Presented by Professor Ian Reader, University of Manchester

16 December 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Genesis 5:29: It's All in the Name

Presented by Elizabeth Harper, Durham University

15 December 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Mark's Portrait of Jesus

Presented by Dr Bill Telford,

14 December 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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The Divine Word: Apophasis and Creation

Presented by Prof Mark McIntosh, Durham University

9 December 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

TBA

Presented by Fr Henry Wansborough,

8 December 2009 17:15 in St. Chad's College

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Eschatology and the Emotions in Early Christianity

Presented by Dr Stephen Barton,

7 December 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Trinity and society: politics and doctrine

Presented by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes,

3 December 2009 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Species Equals Person?: a Trope and its Entanglements in Contemporary Naeporue and Nacirema Societies

Presented by Professor Michael Carrithers, Durham University

2 December 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Introduction to Qoheleth

Presented by Stuart Weeks, Durham University

1 December 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Bethany Shmethany! What does it matter as long as it's over the Jordan? (Jn 1.28)

Presented by Dr Wendy North,

30 November 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

One Day Colloquium: The Future of Trinitarian Theology: Catholic Perspectives

Presented by Catholic Theology Research Seminar,

25 November 2009 10:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Participants include: Prof. Lewis Ayers; Professor David Burrell; Dr Karen Kilby; Prof. Andrew Louth; Prof. Mark McIntosh; Prof Paul D. Murray; Prof. David Tracy. Places are limited and on an application basis with a charge TBC (lunch buffet included).

Contact m.j.p.pound@dur.ac.uk for more information

Emotion and Identity Network Session

Presented by ,

18 November 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Jesus and God in the New Testament

Presented by Prof Larry Hurtado,

16 November 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Can Christians acknowledge the Qur'an to be the Word of God?

Presented by Prof David Burrell, University of Notre Dame2009 Alan Richardson Fellow

11 November 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Dining at the Highest Table? Exodus 24:1-2, 9-11

Presented by Bernard Robinson, Durham & Newcastle

10 November 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Gospel Narrative and Cultural Criticism: Reading the Gospel of John in a Secular World

Presented by Dr Tony Cummins,

9 November 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Gypsies

Presented by Damien Boutillon, Durham University

4 November 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Purity and Danger: Catholics and Contraception

Presented by Dr Adrian Cunningham,

3 November 2009 17:15 in Dunn Cow Cottage

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

What is 'precritical interpretation'?

Presented by Prof John Riches,

2 November 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Anselm and Freedom

Presented by Judith Dunthorne,

30 October 2009 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christian Witness and the Myth of the Naked Public Square

Presented by Rt Rev Paul Richardson, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle

28 October 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Text, Composition, and Historical Reconstruction in Jeremiah

Presented by Jack Lundbom, Cambridge

27 October 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

'Greetings ... and good peace': Letters in the Septuagint and Other Greek Versions

Presented by Dr Lutz Doering,

26 October 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Faith and Globalisation

Presented by Dr Joanildo Burity, Durham University

21 October 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Philo and the Septuagint

Presented by Dr Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer,

19 October 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reading the Gospel of Matthew Ecologically: Exploring a Test Case

Presented by Prof. Elaine Wainwright,

15 October 2009 17:15 in Catholic Chaplaincy, St. Cuthberts

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Holy Spirit as the Undiminished Giver: Didymus the Blind's De Spiritu Sancto and the Development of Nicene Pneumatology

Presented by Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University

15 October 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Being Creature, Becoming Human: Oliver O'Donovan, Judith Butler and Joan Roughgarden; Transsexuality, Queer Theology and the Doctrine of Creation

Presented by Prof Gerard Loughlin, Durham University

14 October 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Vision of Love and the Gendering of Love-talk in the Song of Songs

Presented by J. Cheryl Exum, Sheffield

13 October 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Rethinking Gospel Origins

Presented by Prof Francis Watson,

12 October 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Religious deviance in the Elizabethan diocese of Durham

Presented by Siiri Tenno,

5 June 2009 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Apocrypha and the Septuagint

Presented by Loren Stuckenbruck, Durham University

18 May 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Sisters of Sinai

Presented by Janet Soskice, Jesus College

14 May 2009 17:00 in PG 20 (Pemberton Rooms)

Or how two Victorian ladies, rich and eccentric, made a priceless find at St. Catherine's monastery in the Sinai, aged over 50, and rediscovered themselves as scholars of Syriac and Arabic Christian Manuscripts

Contact m.j.p.pound@dur.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

A Quarter Century of Markan Studies: Developments and Prospects

Presented by Bill Telford, Durham University

11 May 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

What do we mean by grace? Paul, Sanders, and Second Temple Judaism

Presented by John Barclay, Durham University

4 May 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Robert Southwell's verse

Presented by Alison Shell,

1 May 2009 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Diatribe, Declamation, and Desire: Reading Romans with a little help from Pierre Bourdieu

Presented by Paul Holloway, Glasgow

27 April 2009 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Title TBC

Presented by Professor Gerard Loughlin,

18 March 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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The Concept of Angels in Muslim Cosmology

Presented by Dr Colin Turner, School of Government & Internatonal Affairs, Durham University

4 March 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Reforming Memory: Augustine of Hippo's Descriptions of the Martyrs

Presented by Elena Martin,

27 February 2009 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Title TBC

Presented by Dr Mathew Guest,

18 February 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Religion and Film

Presented by Melanie Wright, Open University

4 February 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Christopher Watson (1545-1581), a Durham historian

Presented by Margaret Harvey,

30 January 2009 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Something on secularisation

Presented by Callum Brown, History Department, University of Dundee

21 January 2009 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Death, Burial and the Individual in Early Modern England

Presented by Clare Gittings, National Portrait Gallery

17 December 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

Orthodoxy and the Summa

Presented by Prof. Andrew Louth,

16 December 2008 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Title TBC

Presented by Professor Donald Hagner, Fuller Theological Seminary

15 December 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Luther's Understanding of Imputation and the Doctrine of Justification

Presented by Sibylle Rolf,

10 December 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Passion Traditions in the Gospel of Peter

Presented by Dr Paul Foster, Edinburgh

8 December 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Mind and Heart in Christian East and West

Presented by David Bradshaw, University of Kentucky

4 December 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Concept of Religion

Presented by Tim Fitzgerald, School of Languages, Cultures and Religions, Stirling University

3 December 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Fact/Fiction Debate and its Relevancy for the Study of the Old Testament Prophets as Historical Figures

Presented by Prof. Hans Barstad, Edinburgh

2 December 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Chrestians and Christians in the First Century

Presented by Professor John Moles, Newcastle

1 December 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information

Vernacular theology in late medieval Italy

Presented by Eliana Corbari,

28 November 2008 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Readings from Clement of Alexandria from Whitacre's Patristic Greek Reader

Presented by Krastu Banev,

27 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Trinitarian Hermeneutics: How to Relate the Trinity and Human Life

Presented by Bernhard Nausner,

26 November 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Readings from Clement of Alexandria from Whitacre's Patristic Greek Reader

Presented by Krastu Banev,

20 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

The End of Economics: Thinking Religiously Otherwise about Things

Presented by Will Keenan, Division of Sociology, Politics and International Relations, Nottingham University

19 November 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Body of Glory and the Body in Degradation in Catholic Thought

Presented by John Villis,

18 November 2008 17:15 in Various locations in central Durham City

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Title TBC

Presented by Dr Richard Briggs,

18 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Postgraduate Research Presentations

Presented by ,

17 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Towards a Canonical Reading of the Byzantine Funeral Liturgy: Its History, Development, and Coherence

Presented by Jonathan Zecher,

13 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Human-Monsters, Monstrous Humans? Humanity, Divinity and Interspecies Hybrids

Presented by Robert Song,

12 November 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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Points and Stars: John and the Synoptics

Presented by Dr Wendy E.S. North,

10 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Moses as Exemplar among Early Christian Readers

Presented by Pak Wah Lai,

6 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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C. K. Barrett Lecture: Turning the World Upside Down: Israel's Scripture in Luke-Acts

Presented by Professor Richard Hays, Duke Divinity School

5 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Anger and Tears: Emotions in Papal Rome

Presented by Dr Toby Osborne,

5 November 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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How Job Ends

Presented by Prof. David J. A. Clines, Sheffield

4 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Hidden in order to Be Revealed: Jesus as the God of Israel in Mark's Gospel

Presented by Professor Richard Hays, Duke Divinity School

3 November 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Secession and Society in Scotland 1700-1750

Presented by Alasdair Raffe,

31 October 2008 13:15 in Senate Room at University College

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The Spirit of Life: Pneumatology and Deification in St Irenaeus and his Predecessors

Presented by Kevin Hill,

30 October 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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International Development and the Belief in Progress

Presented by Stephen Plant,

29 October 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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Luke, Papias and Gospel Origins

Presented by Professor Francis Watson,

27 October 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Naming God

Presented by Krastu Banev,

23 October 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Mormon Paradigmatic Scenes of Salvation

Presented by Professor Douglas Davies,

22 October 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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Revisiting Biblical Theology

Presented by Professor C. Clifton Black , Princeton Theological Seminary

20 October 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Revisiting Biblical Theology

Presented by Prof. Clifton Black, Princeton Theological Seminary

20 October 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Miracle in the Old Testament

Presented by Prof. Walter Moberly,

14 October 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Everything you needed to know about Zizek but were too afraid to ask a theologian

Presented by Dr Marcus Pound,

10 June 2008 17:00 in Presbytery, St Cuthbert’s RC Church, Old Elvet

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The patronage crisis in 13th-century Iceland

Presented by James Russell,

23 May 2008 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Blaise Pascal and the Secular Challenge

Presented by Professor Ann Moss,

13 May 2008 17:00 in St Chad’s College SCR (TBC)

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

'Interpret the Bible like any other book?' Requiem for an Axiom

Presented by Walter Moberly,

12 May 2008 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Sunderland puritans in the early 17th century

Presented by Maureen Meikle,

2 May 2008 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Postgraduate Presentations

Presented by Susan Mathew, Kristian Bendoraitis,

28 April 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Susan Mathew: 'Reciprocity in the Pauline Mission: Reflections on the Role and Status of Phoebe in Rom 16:1-2'

Kristian Bendoraitis: 'My Father in Heaven' and 'Angels of God': Matthew's Only Omission of Angels (Matt 10:32-33; Luke 12:8-9)

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Spirituality and Advances in Modern Psychology

Presented by Professor Joseph Ciarrocchi,

22 April 2008 17:00 in St Chad’s College SCR (TBC)

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The economy of the kingdom: theological reflections on money matters in early Christianity

Presented by Stephen C. Barton,

21 April 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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1944 and all that: The Structures and Provisions of Catholic Schooling

Presented by Michael Baydon,

11 March 2008 17:00 in Presbytery, St Cuthbert’s RC Church, Old Elvet

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The world of the New Testament: why some things do not matter

Presented by Dr Justin Meggitt, Cambridge

3 March 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Aemilia Lanyer, poet and theologian

Presented by Hilary Elder,

29 February 2008 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Making of a Martyr: amplifications, elaborations and reverberations

Presented by Dr Jolyon Mitchell, University of Edinburgh

27 February 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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New Testament Eschatology and the Ecological Crisis

Presented by Dr Stephen Barton, Durham University

25 February 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Paul, Prophet to the Nations: Paul's Self-Understanding in the Light of Jeremiah 1

Presented by Dr Mark Bonnington,

18 February 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Does Denmark foretell our universal secular future? A discussion of the new study 'The Heart of Denmark'

Presented by Professor David Martin, Emeritus, London School of Economics

13 February 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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Language, Thought and Ineffability: Anselm's Proslogion as Religious Experience Self-help Manual

Presented by Stuart Foyle,

12 February 2008 17:00 in St Chad’s College SCR

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Postgraduate short papers: i. The Motif of Glory (doxa) in Romans; ii. Where on earth is the divine fulness? Christ, Church and plērōma

Presented by Mr Ben Blackwell and Mr Brad Matthews, Durham University

11 February 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Is There a Scandal in This Text? Exhibiting an Accursed Messiah in Galatians

Presented by Dr Ward Blanton, Glasgow

4 February 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Canon Law or Sacred Canons?

Presented by David Wagschal,

1 February 2008 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Future of Religion in Britain

Presented by Professor Steve Bruce, University of Aberdeen

30 January 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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Martyrdom is a Queer Thing: Gender-Bending in the Acts of the Martyrs

Presented by Dr Paul Middleton, Edinburgh

28 January 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Theological Generations, Karl Mannheim and the Politics of Latin American Theology

Presented by Professor Mario I. Aguilar, University of St. Andrews

23 January 2008 11:30 in Seminar Room B

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A Response to the Congregation's 'Notification' regarding Jon Sobrino's work on Christology

Presented by The Reverend Canon Dr Joseph Cassidy,

22 January 2008 17:00 in St Chad’s College SCR

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

By Faith (of Christ): An Exegetical Dilemma and its Scriptural Solution

Presented by Professor Francis Watson, Durham University

21 January 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C

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Manna and the Circulation of Grace: A Study of 2 Cor. 8.1-15

Presented by Professor John Barclay, Durham University

14 January 2008 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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It's the end of the World by not as we know it

Presented by Dr Andrew Dawson, Department of Religious Studies, University of Lancaster

12 December 2007 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk or m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Effort of Nature in Ecclesiastes 1

Presented by Stuart Weeks,

11 December 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

New Testament Eschatology and the Environmental Crisis Today

Presented by Dr. Stephen C. Barton,

10 December 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Miracles and the Laws of Nature

Presented by Professor Dennis Edwards,

6 December 2007 17:00 in St Chad’s Chapel

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

What's on the menu? Theology and dietary choice

Presented by Dr Rachel Muers, University of Leeds

5 December 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Romans 1:18ff as a Decline of Israel

Presented by Mr. Kevin Bywater,

3 December 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Anselm and the Anglican tradition

Presented by Giles Gasper,

30 November 2007 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Burnley Project - Youth

Presented by Professor Paul Heelas, Department of Religious Studies, University of Lancaster

28 November 2007 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Racial Cleansing? 'Holy Seed' in Ezra 9:2

Presented by Csilla Szechy,

27 November 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Johannine Christology and Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Presented by Professor Walter Moberly,

26 November 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Theological Teaching of John Paul II: Some New Directions

Presented by Professor Gerald O’Collins, S.J.,

22 November 2007 17:00 in Presbytery, St Cuthbert’s RC Church, Old Elvet

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Universal Wisdom: Jesus in the World

Presented by Professor Gerard O'Collins, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

21 November 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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From Santeria to Egbe: The Re-Africanization of a Caribbean Religion

Presented by Dr Bettina Schmidt, University of Bangor

14 November 2007 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Does the Early Enoch Literature Represent a Judaism that is in Tension with the Mosaic Torah?

Presented by Professor Loren Stuckenbruck,

12 November 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Ecumenical Theological Dialogue between the Holy See, the Church of the East and the Chaldean Catholic Church

Presented by Dr Anthony O'Mahoney, Heythrop College, University of London

7 November 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Rahab of Jericho

Presented by Bernard Robinson,

6 November 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Who were the Hellenists and what did they contribute to the beginnings of Christianity?

Presented by Professor J.D.G. Dunn,

5 November 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Why should anyone be interested in Michael Psellos?

Presented by Andrew Louth,

2 November 2007 13:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact susan.royal@durham.ac.uk or alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk or michael.snape@durham.ac.uk or s.j.c.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information

Against Postmodernism and for Theorizing in Religious Studies'

Presented by Professor Robert Segal, University of Aberdeen

31 October 2007 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Paul's Body Talk

Presented by Dr. Eddie Adams, King's College, London

29 October 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Critique of Materialism

Presented by Professor John Milbank, University of Nottingham

24 October 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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A New Perspective on herem with Specific Reference to Joshua

Presented by Douglas Earl,

23 October 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

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Am I not a Man and a Brother? The Bible and the British Anti-Slavery Campaign

Presented by Professor John Barclay,

22 October 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The nonformative elements of religious life

Presented by Dr Matthew Wood, University of Belfast

17 October 2007 11:30 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Hermeneutics of Salvation: Paul, Isaiah and the Servant

Presented by Professor Francis Watson,

15 October 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Saints, Solace and the Suffering God

Presented by Anastasia Scrutton,

11 October 2007 17:00 in St Chad's College SCR

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Place

Presented by Dr Mark Wynn, University of Exeter

10 October 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information

Biblical Criticism and Religious Belief

Presented by Walter Moberly, Durham University

9 October 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

This paper develops issues in John Barton's recent book, The Nature of Biblical Criticism (Westminster/John Knox: 2007), 137-86. It would be helpful, though not indispensable, to have read Barton's chapter. A text is available online (email a request to R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk) and a few hard copies are available outside Prof. Moberly's office.

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Self-Annihilation? A Disputable Topic in Christian Eschatology

Presented by Professor Paul J. Griffiths, Schmitt Chair of Catholic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Richardson Fellow

23 May 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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'Minding the Gap': The Hermeneutical Problem of Pauline Gender Discourse in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Presented by Mr Michael Lakey,

21 May 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Eucharist and the Turn to Culture

Presented by Dr Peter Ward, King's College, London

16 May 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Infancy Gospels in Armenian

Presented by Dr Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev, Durham University

14 May 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Antonio Rosmini on the Election of Bishops by Clergy and Laity

Presented by Luca Badini-Confalonieri, Doctoral Student, Department of Theology & Religion

10 May 2007 17:00 in The Presbytery, St Cuthbert’s RC Church, Old Elvet, Durham

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

The Truth Behind Practices: Wittgenstein, Robinson Crusoe and Ecclesiology

Presented by Dr Chris Insole, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University

9 May 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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On Being the Righteousness of God: Another Look at 2 Cor. 5:21

Presented by Professor Morna Hooker, University of Cambridge

4 May 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Mystery in Words: Explanation and Revelation in Tension

Presented by Prof David Brown, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University

2 May 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Pagan Philosophy in Acts

Presented by Professor John Moles,

30 April 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Healing of a Paralytic (Mark 2.1-12)

Presented by Professor Maurice Casey,

23 April 2007 00:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Can We Talk of a Catholic Practical Theology?

Presented by Rev. Chris Hughes, Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Ushaw College, Durham

15 March 2007 17:00 in TBC

Contact paul.murray@durham.ac.uk for more information

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).

Narrative and Argument

Presented by Dr Nicholas Adams, Faculty of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

14 March 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Paul and the Roman Empire

Presented by Rt Revd Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham

12 March 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Britain: Christian but Unchurched?

Presented by The Revd Lynda Barley, Archbishops Council, Church House, London

7 March 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Future of Old Testament Theology

Presented by Professor Hallvard Hagelia, Ansgar School of Theology, Norway

6 March 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact R.W.L.Moberly@durham.ac.uk for more information

Inspirational Portraits: Augustine’s Depiction of Perpetua and Felicitas

Presented by Elena Martin, Durham University

1 March 2007 11:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House

Contact l.o.ayres@durham.ac.uk or krastu.banev@durham.ac.uk or h.c.ward-iii@durham.ac.uk for more information

Is There a Theology of the Public Realm?

Presented by Professor Philip Sheldrake, Durham University

28 February 2007 16:00 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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The Parable of the Samaritan and the Inn-Keeper (Luke 10:30-35)

Presented by Dr Bruce Longenecker, University of St Andrews

26 February 2007 16:15 in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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Ritual, Institution, Identity: First Communion

Presented by Rev. Dr. Peter McGrail, Senior Lecturer in Catholic Studies, Liverpool Hope University

15 February 2007 17:00 in TBC

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The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is a regular forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral), Catholic social thought and practice, and social-scientific approaches to Catholicism.

All are welcome; registration is essential. Please see our online registration site for to register (registration opens three weeks before each seminar).