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Conference 2013: Augustine or Aquinas in Catholic Theology?

The 2013 Conference was held at Durham 9-12th September.

The conference considered the reception of Augustine and Aquinas in their conflictual form as Catholic culture wars (John McDade) and gendered cosmology (Tina Beattie), as well as their enriching expression for considering questions of political theology (Oliver O’Donovan), the doctrine of creation (Janet Martin Soskice), the everyday Christian (Nicholas M. Healey) and the task of theology itself (Fainche Ryan). Crucial context was provided on the history of ideas by Richard Price and Lewis Ayres.

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Conference 2012: Church, Culture and Credibility

Conference 2012 entitled ’Church Culture & Credibility’ was held at Durham from 4pm Monday 10th – 13th September, 2pm.

Lectures included Tradition and Culture, New Movements, In Praise of Modernity, Perspectives from Ireland and France and Contemporary Sociological Aspects. Speakers included Gavin D’Costa, Agata Bielik-Robson, Eamon Duffy, Tim Finegan, Henry Gagey, John McDade, Thomas O’Loughlin, Ethna Regan, Jim Sweeney.

Papers will be printed in the March 2012 edition of New Blackfriars.

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Conference 2011 – Catholic Social Teaching

The 2011 conference of the Catholic Theological Association on Catholic Social Teaching was held from 5th to 8th September 2011 at St Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill. Again, numbers were high (79) and a pleasing number of first-time delegates attended.

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CTA Annual Conference 2010 – John Henry Newman

This year’s annual Conference of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain was held at St Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill, from 6th – 9th September on the theme of ‘The Theology of John Henry Newman’. St Mary’s is one of the places Pope Benedict is to visit and the conference members had a close-up view of the final preparations to ready the site. With Newman’s beatification taking place within days of the meeting, the conference was suffused with a sense of participating in history. At the final dinner in the historic Waldegrave Room Archbishop Vincent Nichols spoke about the very special and rather unique kind of inter-faith meeting that will be held with the Pope in that very spot.

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