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Fellow in Focus: Prof Leo Lefebure

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 1 – 2pm

Fellow in Focus: Prof Leo Lefebure

An in conversation with Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellow Prof Leo Lefebure (Georgetown University) chaired by Dr Jude Lal Fernando (TCD) organised in collaboration with the School of Religion.

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Prof Lefebure's current research explores the influence of religious and racial prejudice in the nineteenth century and the development of positive attitudes towards religious pluralism by significant Irish American Catholic leaders who emerged from societies dominated by these historic prejudices.

Within this, Prof Lefebure investigates the ambiguous, many-sided roles of Christian theology in Irish and American societies.. He utilises recent interdisciplinary study of theology of migration to examine the transformation of Irish American Catholic attitudes and actions toward religious and racial diversity in the nineteenth century.

Drawing upon history, sociology, theology, and migration studies, Prof Lefebure also considers how Irish American Catholics related to white Protestants, American Indians, and African Americans, and how some leaders pioneered an acceptance of religious pluralism that would be a harbinger of later transformations.

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Hoey Ideas Space
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff
Cost: Free

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