Research Seminar - Times and Topics for Spring Semester 2018


January 25th - May 31st


[All seminars take place in Seomra na Cullachta unless otherwise noted.]

Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminar (and Associated Lectures)

Second Semester 2017–18

Wednesday 31 January:

1.45-2.15pm: Dr Aoife McGrath: What is a Poster Presentation?

2.15-3.00pm: Dr Andrew Meszaros: Ten Commandments of Clear Writing

Wednesday 7 February:

1.45-3.00pm: Prof. Kees de Groot (Tilburg): 

“The Unacknowledged Presence of Christianity in Secularized Dutch Society”

Tuesday 13 February [Shrove Tuesday], 5.00pm, Renehan Hall

Irish Theological Quarterly Lecture (with Maynooth University Department of Sociology)

Prof. Kees de Groot (Tilburg): “The ‘Liquidation’ of the Church”

Wednesday 14 February [Ash Wednesday]:

1.45-3.00pm: Prof. Tobias Nicklas (Regensburg): 

“The Role of Scripture in Catholic Theology”

Wednesday 28 February:

1.45-2.10pm: Brenda Farrell (PhD candidate):

“The place of Seán McDonagh in the theological discourse on ecology”

2.10-3.00pm: Prof. Patrick Manning (Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio): 

“Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman and the Laity”

Wednesday 14 March:

1.45-2.05pm: Chris McDermott (STL candidate), 

“A Portrait of the Pharisees in Luke 5:17-26”

2.05-2.25pm: Sarah Boss (STL candidate), 

“Jesus: an absent or present character in Acts?”

2.25-3.00pm: Dr Luke Macnamara OSB: 

“Jesus Bridegroom and Baptiser - a Johannine Portrait”

Wednesday 4 April [Easter Wednesday]: [JOINT SEMINAR WITH TCD/LOYOLA]

1.45-2.10pm: Michel Simo (PhD candidate),

“Jon Sobrino and Pope Francis’s Languages of the Poor/Vulnerable: Journey from 

the ‘Preferential Option for the Poor’ to the ‘Compassion for the Vulnerable’?”

2.10-3.00pm: Dr Gerard Norton OP (Irish Dominican Studium): 

“Unicorns and other strange beasts that lurk in ancient texts of the Psalter”

Wednesday 18 April: 

1.45-2.05pm: Robert McGivney (STL candidate), 

“A Portrait of Simon the Pharisee in Luke 7:35-50”

2.05-2.25pm: Anthony Omodunbi (STL candidate), 

“Appreciating Stephen’s Vision - a narrative approach”

2.25-3.00pm: Dr Robert Egan, “A Psychology of Sin Based on Bernard Lonergan”

Wednesday 2 May, 3.00-5.30pm

Postgraduate presentations & poster sessions. Followed by postgraduate supper.


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