Category Archives: CCS

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: History and Church in Augustine’s understanding of self

AugustineSelfFr. Luigi Gioia (Pontifical University of S. Anselmo, Rome) will speak on “History and Church in Augustine’s understanding of the self” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 9 February.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room C, Abbey House.

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Election of Israel

ApophaticismNonsupersessionism

Prof. Susannah Ticciati (King’s College London) will speak on “Are apophaticism and nonsupersessionism potential allies? Towards an apophatic account of God’s election of Israel” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 2 February.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room.

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Ushaw Lecture: History and Fiction

NovelistsPiers Paul Read will deliver an Ushaw Lecture History and Fiction: how novelists shape the past on Tuesday 26 January. Piers Paul Read is the author of works of fiction, reportage, history, biography and journalism. He is best known for Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors.

5.30pm for drinks; lecture 6:00pm-7.30pm
Venue: Ushaw College

If you wish to attend the lecture you must register with Dr Hannah Thomas, hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or 0191 334 1656.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Disordered Bodies and the Body of Christ

Prof. Gerard Loughlin will speak on “Disordered Bodies and the Body of Christ” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Monday 18 January.
5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm

Venue: Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Joint IMEMS/CCS Ushaw Lecture

On Tuesday 15 December, Prof John Morrill (Cambridge University) ‘Celebrating Advent and Christmas in the Penal Times.’The evening will begin at 5:30pm for drinks and the lecture will start at 6:00pm in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College. Followed by the Ushaw Carol Service, 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Chapel.

To attend the drinks reception and lecture (free of charge), please contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or 0191 334 1656. To obtain a ticket for the carol service, please email tickets@ushaw.org.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Sacramentality of Mercy

SacramentalityOfMercyDr Ben Kautzer will speak on “The Sacramentality of Mercy: Practising the Compassion of God” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 1 December.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Responding to Laudato si’

Laudato si'The first Catholic Social Thought and Practice Lecture of 2015/16 will take place on Thursday 19 November:

Professor Peter Scott (Manchester University)
Responding to Pope Francis’ ‘Encyclical on the Environment’ 

Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: Pemberton Rooms, PG21, Palace Green, Durham

If you wish to attend the lecture please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar

Dr Eduardo Echeverria (Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit) will speak on “Predestination, Election and Reprobation in Balthasar’s Theology of Hope” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 10 November.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room.

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 3952 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Update: Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture

Prof Eamon Duffy, FBADue to ill health, Cardinal Walter Kasper is unable to come to Durham to deliver the Centre for Catholic Studies’ Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture. We wish him a speedy recovery.

In his place, Prof. Eamon Duffy, FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge, will deliver the lecture prepared by Cardinal Kasper entitled Church, Mercy and the Signs of the Times. The lecture is part of The Tablet‘s 175th Anniversary Conference.

The lecture takes place at 8:00pm on Tuesday 3 November at the Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre in the Calman Learning Centre. 

Tickets are £12 with concessions (free for students) available: contact Theresa Phillips (theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk or 0191 334 1656).

Following the lecture (c. 10:00pm), Compline will be celebrated at St Cuthbert’s Church – all are welcome.

Chair: fr. Timothy Radcliffe OP (Blackfriars, Oxford)
Respondent: Prof. Janet Soskice (Cambridge)

Centre for Catholic Studies

The next Catholic Theology Research
Seminar will be held on Tuesday 16 June: Dr Jonathan
Miles-Watson (Durham): ‘Inculturation, Identity and Belonging in a
Himalayan Church’.

The seminar will be
held in Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room. Drinks will be available from
5.15pm with the seminar beginning at 5.30pm. There is no charge to
attend; all are welcome.

A group will go to a
local restaurant to share in a meal after the seminar, again all are
welcome to attend. Individuals will pay for their own meal with a
fixed cost of £11. If you would like to join the group for dinner
please let Eddie Jarvis know in advance – e.t.jarvis@durham.ac.uk
or call 0191 334 1656.

Ushaw Lecture

The Centre for Catholic Studies and the Institute of Mediaeval and Early Modern Studies are jointly hosting an Ushaw Lecture on Monday 8 June:

Dr James Kelly (Durham): “Inevitable Rebels: Catholics, Conformity and Degrees of Rebellion in England, c. 1530-1745”

The lecture is linked to the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition. Drinks reception: 5:30pm; lecture: 6:00pm-7:30pm. Venue: Main Lecture Hall, Ushaw College.

There is no charge to attend; all are welcome, but you must register with Dr Hannah Thomas on hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk / tel. 0191 334 1656.

Pope Francis and Solidarity

Dr Meghan Clark will give a lecture entitled “Pope Francis and Solidarity” on Monday 18 May 2015, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Elvet Riverside 141.

Dr Meghan Clark is from St John University in New York. She is a world authority on Catholic Social Teaching and has worked in particular on the concept of “Solidarity”, and written widely on Human Rights and Theology. There will be plenty of time for discussion after the lecture.

If you would like to book a place please contact ccs-admin@durham.ac.uk. Booking is not essential, but it helps us to know numbers.