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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Upcoming Seminars

Ushaw Lectures Series: Evelyn Waugh, Catholicism and America

Presented by Prof. Martin Stannard, University of Leicester
12 February 2019 17:30 in Ushaw College

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

New Testament Research Seminar: Philo on Extreme Allegorists

Presented by Prof. Martin Goodman, University of Oxford
18 November 2019 15:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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

Theology and Ethics Research Seminar: Powers in Nature: Teleology in the Organic and Inorganic Realms

Presented by Matthew Tugby, Philosophy, Durham
20 November 2019 13:00 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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

Religion and Society Research Seminar: Anthropology and Theology

Presented by Joel Robbins, Cambridge University
26 November 2019 13:00 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

History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Thomas Townson and high church continuities and connections in eighteenth century England’

Presented by Nigel Aston, Leicester
27 November 2019 13:00 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

Café des Théologiennes Research Seminar: Postgraduate Seminar *

Presented by ,
27 November 2019 13:00 in PG 28

* 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

Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Anglican Communion Office Seminar. An Anglican praxis for public engagement in troubling times- with lessons from Desmond Tutu

Presented by Very Revd Dr Sarah Rowland Jones LVO OBE,
27 November 2019 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

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Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Salvation According to Mystical Authors From the Low Countries: Hadewijch, Ruusbroec, and the Author of ‘The Evangelical Pearl’

Presented by Rob Faesen, KU Leuven
28 November 2019 17:00 in Venue TBA

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New Testament Research Seminar: A New View of 'en Christo'?

Presented by Prof. Teresa Morgan, University of Oxford
2 December 2019 15:30 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 Theology Research Seminar: God in Africa: Modernity, Christianity, and Africa’s Futures

Presented by Stan Chu Ilo , DePaul University, ChicagoAlan Richardson Fellow 2019 in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University
2 December 2019 17:00 in Venue TBA

Joint Alan Richardson Lecture/Catholic Theology Research Seminar

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Theology and Ethics Research Seminar: TBC

Presented by Sarah Lane Richie, Edinburgh
4 December 2019 13:00 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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

Café des Théologiennes Research Seminar: Social for Female Staff and PG Students *

Presented by ,
4 December 2019 13:00 in Meet in front of Abbey House

* For all who identify as women in the Department of Theology and Religion – postgraduate students and staff

Contact cafedestheologiennes@gmail.com for more information

Spirituality, Theology and Health Research Seminar: Theology and Spiritual Care Beyond Story

Presented by Revd Dr Christopher Swift, MHA
5 December 2019 16:30 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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

New Testament Research Seminar: The Targums and the New Testament: Reconsiderations

Presented by Prof. Philip Alexander, University of Manchester
9 December 2019 15:30 in Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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

Religion and Society Research Seminar: Myth for the Twenty-First century: Winnicott applied to myth

Presented by Robert Segal, Aberdeen
10 December 2019 13:00 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

Ushaw Lectures Series: Pius XII's Christmas Messages

Presented by Dr Anna Rowlands, Durham University
10 December 2019 17:30 in Ushaw

5.30pm Tea and coffee. 6pm Lecture. 7.15pm Mulled wine and mince pies. Registration will open at 2pm on Tuesday 19 November at https://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com.

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Ancient Judaism Research Seminar: Prophetic Tenor in the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum

Presented by Tavis Bohlinger, Durham University
11 December 2019 10:00 in Dunn Cow Cottage 103

This article seeks to demonstrate a previously-unidentified phenomenon in Pseudo-Philo’s Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum (L.A.B.) which I call the “prophetical tenor.” I argue that L.A.B. offers a more idiosyncratic reading of Israel’s history than previously appreciated. Pseudo-Philo does not simply interject elements from the prophets piecemeal, but, rather, amalgamates the prophets with the patriarchs comprehensively. In other words, Pseudo-Philo does not read “backwards,” but “vatically.” In order to demonstrate the prophetical tenor of L.A.B., I present examples from three distinct categories: pre-vocalization (characters speaking words from the Prophets); character conflation (characters merged with prophetic personalities); and prophetical parlance (terminology with special significance in the Prophets). I conclude with considerations of the impact of the prophetical tenor on future readings of L.A.B., and in particular, how the theological concerns of the author are better comprehended through a “vatical” reading of the text.

Contact jan.dochhorn@durham.ac.uk for more information

History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘New Saints and Old Antagonists in Early-Modern Conversionary Rome’

Presented by Emily Michelson, St Andrews
11 December 2019 13:00 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

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: What Did Dante Actually Think of Salvation?

Presented by Vittorio Emmanuele, King’s College London
16 January 2020 17:00 in Venue TBA

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Ancient Judaism Research Seminar: Make a Fence around the Torah: Re-examining the Woman’s Prescription on the Fruit in Genesis 3:3

Presented by Dan York,
21 January 2020 14:00 in Dunn Cow Cottage 103

The paper re-examines the woman’s prescription on the fruit in Gen 3:3 according to the category of fence-making for the Torah (e.g. m. Avot 1.1). I situate the discussion within the context of early Jewish and Christian literature (e.g. Jubilees, Targums, Ephrem the Syrian, some rabbinic texts, etc.) to reframe the discussion. I, then, bring together Gen 3:3 with Ex 19:12 to attempt to show that the fence that the woman creates can be seen as a positive move in the light of the Sinai narrative.

Contact jan.dochhorn@durham.ac.uk for more information

History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Unpicking Archbishop Morton’s ‘cope’, c.1480-1500: changing historical, liturgical and social significance’

Presented by Mary Brooks, Durham University
22 January 2020 13:00 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

Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Anglican Communion Office Seminar: Revisiting biblical hermeneutics: Choices and politics

Presented by Dr Paulo Ueti, Anglican Alliance and Anglican Diocese of Brasilia
29 January 2020 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

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History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Socio-religious change in the Great Lakes of Africa: The Mission of Apolo Kivebulaya, 1895-1933’

Presented by Emma Wild-Wood, Edinburgh
5 February 2020 13:00 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

Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Bleeding women in sacred spaces: Negotiating our theological be-longing in the "Pathway to Priesthood"

Presented by Dr Eve Parker, Durham University
5 February 2020 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

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Spirituality, Theology and Health Research Seminar: TBA

Presented by Dr Fraser Watts, University of Lincoln
13 February 2020 16:30 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Thomas Aquinas on Charity, Making Satisfaction, and Salvation

Presented by Rik Van Nieuwenhove , Durham University
13 February 2020 17:00 in Venue TBA

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History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Religious Innovation and the Idea of Holy Ground in the 20th Century: Theosophy, Rastafari and the Panacea Society’

Presented by Alastair Lockhart, Hughes Hall, Cambridge
19 February 2020 13:00 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

Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Evelyn Underhill revisited

Presented by Prof Ann Loades, Durham University
26 February 2020 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

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Ushaw Lectures Series: The Materiality of Christian Pilgrimage, Medieval to Modern: Reflections From a Church Historian and Sometime Pilgrim

Presented by Salvador Ryan, Pontifical University St Patrick’s College Maynooth
26 February 2020 17:30 in Ushaw College

Joint IMEMS/CCS lecture

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History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘A Sickbed Vision in Reformation England’

Presented by Kate Narveson, Luther College, Iowa
4 March 2020 13:00 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

Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Van Mildert Lecture: "From Greenland’s icy mountains": Protestant missions and the Northern Frontier in the Age of Empire

Presented by Prof Hilary Carey, University of Bristol
4 March 2020 17:30 in Van Mildert College

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Ushaw Lectures Series: Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture

Presented by Sr Margaret Atkins OSA, Blackfriars, Oxford
10 March 2020 17:30 in Ushaw College

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Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Henson Lecture: Can the Church contribute to a post-Brexit Britain? Revisiting the Malvern Conference of 1941

Presented by Prof Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham
11 March 2020 18:15 in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

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Spirituality, Theology and Health Research Seminar: TBA

Presented by Revd Canon Prof. Leslie J. Francis, University of Warwick
12 March 2020 16:30 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (full title TBC)

Presented by Medi Volpe , Durham University
19 March 2020 17:00 in Venue TBA

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Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Scott Holland Symposium: Anglican Churches in post-war reconstruction, nation-building, and peace and reconciliation since 1945

Presented by Revd Dr Peter Howson, Dr Matthew Grimley, Revd Dr Sarah Hills, Revd Dr Yazid Said,
4 April 2020 09:30 in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

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History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Brokering Reformation: John Gough and the Evangelical Book Trade during the Reign of Henry VIII’

Presented by Jon Reimer, Vancouver School of Theology
29 April 2020 13:00 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

Anglican Studies Research Seminar: William Temple (1881-1944) after 75 years

Presented by Prof Paul Avis, Durham University
29 April 2020 16:00 in Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

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Spirituality, Theology and Health Research Seminar: TBA

Presented by Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt, Oxford University
30 April 2020 16:30 in Seminar Room Β (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Catholic Theology Research Seminar: The Place of Salvation (full title TBC)

Presented by Elizabeth Powell , Durham University
30 April 2020 17:00 in Venue TBA

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History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Letters to Rome (1848-78): The Past and Future Value of Religious Epistolary Networks’

Presented by Anne O’Conner, NUI Galway
13 May 2020 13:00 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

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Salvation and Salus (Health) in Late Antiquity

Presented by Dawn LaValle Norman , Australian Catholic University
21 May 2020 17:00 in Venue TBA

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Ushaw Lectures Series: Reading Lord William Howard’s Library: Catholic Antiquarianism and Confessional Militancy in Northern England, c. 1583-1630

Presented by Earle Havens , Johns Hopkins University, USA, and DRRL Holland Visiting Fellow
3 June 2020 17:30 in Ushaw College

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History of Christianity Research Seminar: ‘Secret Rooms and Sacred Spaces: Widows and Clandestine Mass in Post-Reformation England’

Presented by Jennifer Binczewski, Washington State University
10 June 2020 13:00 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

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Salvation as Healing and Healing as Salvation

Presented by David Albert Jones, Anscombe Bioethics Centre
10 June 2020 17:00 in St Chad's College Chapel

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Ushaw Lectures Series: "Fugitive Virgins": Refugee Women Religious in British Culture, 1792-1815

Presented by Tonya Moutray , Russell Sage College, USA, and DRRL Visiting Fellow
17 June 2020 17:30 in Ushaw College

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Anglican Studies Research Seminar: Michael Ramsey Lecture: The Lambeth Conference of 1920 and the reinvention of Anglicanism

Presented by Canon Prof Mark D. Chapman, University of Oxford
17 June 2020 18:30 in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

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