Friday, 27 July 2012

CITI seminar attracts leading theologians

The current edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette [Friday 27 July 2012] carries the following half-page report and photograph on page 5:

Pictured at the theological seminar in CITI are (left to right): the Revd Dr Richard Clutterbuck, Edgehill Theological College; the Revd Dr Heather Morris, Edgehill Theological College; Dr Katie Heffelfinger, CITI; the Revd Patrick McGlinchey, CITI; the Revd Dr Michael Thompson; Prof Sean Freyne; the Revd Prof Robert Moberly; Prof Judith Lieu; the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott, CITI; and Canon Patrick Comerford, CITI.

CITI seminar attracts leading theologians

Leading Irish and British theologians from Dublin, Belfast, Cambridge and Durham – from the Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic traditions – were among the speakers at a recent seminar in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI), Dublin.

The seminar has become an annual occasion at CITI, and this year, for the first time, staff and students from Edgehill Theological College, Belfast, joined the two-day event, which included lectures and discussion groups on the theme of “Biblical History and the Life of Faith.”

The guest lecturers included Prof Sean Freyne, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Trinity College Dublin; the Revd Dr Michael Thompson, Vice Principal and Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Ridley Hall, Cambridge; Dr Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge; and the Revd Professor Robert Moberly, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.

The seminar focussed on drawing insights from systematic theology and pastoral ministry into relationship with biblical history and the life of faith. Breakout sessions were led by staff members from CITI and Edgehill College.

Dr Thompson presided and Dr Moberly preached at the closing Eucharist, which incorporated prayers written by the breakout groups.

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