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Research Skills in Theology: Theological Writing in Contemporary Context

March 4 @ 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)

March 4th Tradition and Authority

Theology is not just an imaginative commentary on canonical literature but a response to what is normativefor the community of faith.  With the help of George Lindbeck and Yves Congar this session will address questions about the place of norm and authority in theology – what it means for the theologian to be authorised.  How to negotiate the multiple tensions between scripture, tradition, reason, experience and revelation?


March 4
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm