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Research Skills in Theology: Theological Writing in Contemporary Context

January 15 @ 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 15th: Theology – styles and ‘publics’

Is theology a ‘science’ or an ‘art’? What skills are needed to write a theology that successfully communicates its vision of truth while yet keeping an appropriate critical rigour? This introductory session will take the work of David Tracy and Rowan Williams as examples of a theology that foregrounds the multiple relationships which link the Christian community with a variety of ‘others’ or ‘publics’.


January 15
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology


Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
12 Grange Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DU United Kingdom
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