Lecture series 2013-14
Religion (s) | Ethics | Cultural Engagement
This lecture series organised by the Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Trinity Long Room Hub | 18:00 - 20:00 | The Role of Time in Conflict and Peace Processes
A lecture by Luc Reychler (University of Leuven)
Luc Reychler is Emeritus Professor of Inter-national Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven. He was past Director of the Center for Peace Research and Strategic Studies (CPRS) and Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) from 2004 to 2008. He has published widely on sustain-able peace-building architecture, planning and evaluation of violence prevention and peace-building interventions and multi-lateral negotiations. His books include Le défi de la paix au Burundi (1999), Democratic peace-building: the devil is in the transition (1999), Peace building: a field guide (2001), De volgende genocide (“The next genocide”, 1994), Aid for peace: a guide for planning and evalution in conflict zones (2007), Open book D.R. Congo: Positive prospects, building sustain-able peace together (2010).
Wednesday 4 December 2013 | Trinity Long Room Hub | 18:00 - 20:00 | Socrates, Moses and Jesus: Men of Few Words. Brevity in Early Christianity in Its Ancient Mediterranean Context'
A lecture by Daniele Pevarello, Trinity College Dublin.
Bio: Having studied Theology at the Waldensian Faculty of Theology (Rome, Italy) and at the Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel (Bielefeld, Germany), Daniele Pevarello completed his PhD in Jewish and Early Christian studies at the University of Cambridge (England) with a thesis on the influence of Pythagoreanism on Early Christian asceticism. Since 2011, he has taught New Testament and Greek at the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the interaction between Early Christian thought and Graeco-Roman philosophy with particular emphasis on the construction of the religious identity and conceptual world of the early Christians.
Tuesday 13 November 2013 | Trinity Long Room Hub | 18:00 - 19:30 | The Scandal of the Cross: Sexualised Violence, Torture and Public Theology
A lecture by David Tombs, Trinity College Dublin.
Tuesday 22 October 2013 | Trinity Long Room Hub | 17:00 - 18:00 | Religious Pluralities and the Question of Theologies at the University
A lecture by Peter Strohschneider, Head of German Research Foundation
Theology in the Modern University – its Contributions and its Challenges
Professor Strohschneider will be joined by, among others, Professor Terrence Merrigan, (Professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven), Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill (J. Donald Monan
Professor, Boston College) and Professor Thomas H. Tobin, (Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Loyola University of Chicago.)
Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Trinity Long Room Hub | 18:00 - 20:00 | Idol and Grace: On Traditioning and Subversive Hope
Bio: Orlando Espín, Th.D., has been a member of the University of San Diego faculty since 1991. He is professor of systematic theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He is also director of the University of San Diego's Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism, which he founded in 1994.
Espín has twice served as president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (of which he was one of the founders), and has also served on the boards of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America and of the Hispanic Summer Program in Religion and Theology. Espín has received an honorary doctorate and an honorary professorship.
He founded and was first chief editor of the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. He is active in the San Diego Latino/a community, as well as nationally in Latino/a theological research and educational projects.