Institute of Theology Conferences
A sixteenth-century sensation: some impacts and outcomes of Martin Luther’s September Testament - 16 Feb 2023
Title: A sixteenth-century sensation: some impacts and outcomes of Martin Luther’s September Testament (1522).
Date: Thursday 16 February 2023
Location: The Shannon Conference Suite, St Mary’s University
Prof Gordon Campbell, Union Theological College, Belfast
Revd Dr. W. Gordon Campbell is Principal and Professor of New Testament Studies at Union Theological College, Belfast. With his family Gordon lived in France for 16 years, where he was involved in parish ministry with the Reformed Church of France and later in teaching New Testament Studies at Faculte Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence, where he also served as vice-dean and dean from 1998-2005. Since 2016, he has undertaken a research project focusing on the unusual yet crucial role played by the Book of Revelation in Martin Luther’s Bible publishing.
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Title: “Heritable Genome Editing and Equality”
Date: 3-4 March 2023
Location: Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary’s University
“Heritable genetic modifications, which seek to change the entire genetic heritage of a human being and all his or her possible descendants, are increasingly being considered in biomedicine. But a risk now exists that eugenic ideology may return and that the lives of some children may be considered as unworthy of life. Thus, it is necessary to examine whether such modifications may undermine the present equality and coherence of civilised society.
The Centre of Bioethics and Emerging Technologies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is delighted to host this international conference in partnership with the Scottish Council for Human Bioethics.”
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Title: NEW BEGINNINGS: A CELEBRATION OF MARIAN SCHOLARSHIP
Date: 25th March 2023
Time 10:00 - 18:00
Location: - St Marys University - N Block Lecture Theatre and Online
Hosted by the Centre for Marian Studies and the Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts
On the Feast of the Annunciation we will formally celebrate the establishment of the Centre for Marian Studies (the CMS) at St Mary’s University, and the new location of the Marian library collection in the crypt of the university chapel. It will also be the occasion on which the CMS will welcome its first Honorary Fellows: Professor Tina Beattie, Rev. Professor Andrew Louth and Rev. Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch. They will share their expertise during this one-day conference, alongside Dr Chris Maunder and Dr Sarah Jane Boss, who founded the Centre for Marian Studies in 1995. We hope as many people as possible will be able to join us for this in-person event but there will also be the opportunity to attend via Zoom.
Dr Chris Maunder – ‘Mary of the visionaries: Wisdom from the mouths of the “uncultured”’
Rev. Professor Andrew Louth – 'Mary and the Church in Early Christian Theology'
Professor Tina Beattie – ‘Good for Food and Pleasing to the Eye: The Eucharistic and Redemptive Significance of Mary’s Breast in Medieval Art and Devotion’
Rev. Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch – ‘Mary amid the changing panorama of Christian views on sex and the family'
Dr Sarah Jane Boss – 'Mary as the Dawn: A Motif in the Thought of Ramon Llull (1232-1316)'
Registration - Book by 17th March 2023
The in-person rate includes coffee, tea and a sandwich lunch.
1) Full rate: £40
2) Reduced rate for Members of the Centre for Marian Studies: £30
3) Rate for postgraduate students and attendees on reduced income: £10
4) Online Zoom link: £10
If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to: [email protected]