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Research Skills in Theology: Theological Writing in Contemporary Context

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Led by Prof Michael Barnes SJ, this set of seminars is intended mainly for research students.  To that extent it will include attention to the skills necessary for academic writing. But it will also be useful for all students seeking to foster an imaginative and critical presentation of Christian faith as it engages with a variety of contexts in the contemporary world. While providing a brief yet partial overview of such contexts and the methods appropriate for addressing them, the aim is to foster the skills needed for intelligent and thought-provoking theological writing.

For further details, and to register, please contact, Prof. Barnes (mbarnessj@jesuit.org.uk)

Jan 29th Method in theology

According to St Anselm’s deceptively simple phrase, theology is ‘faith seeking understanding’ – not a settled conviction seeking justification but a measured attention to the complex interaction between human language and the mystery to which it points.  By focussing on Bernard Lonergan’s work on method, this session will examine the different stages through which theological reflection must pass if it is to be ordered and methodical.


January 29
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm