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"The Future of Christian Thinking" 27th -30th Apr - 2022


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"The Future of Christian Thinking" , St Patrick’s College Maynooth.


Today, perhaps more than ever before, Christian thought faces unprecedented challenges; ranging from a denial of metaphysics, to previously unforeseen ethico-moral questions arising from contemporary science and ever-advancing technologies, to a full-blown economizing of the political, to name just some of the most obvious. Couple this with the fact that amongst Christian thinkers there is no real consensus on the meaning, definition and end of Christian thinking and the future of Christian thinking looks hazy, unclear and tenuous.

The theme of this conference seeks to think from out of these unprecedented challenges while, simultaneously, straining to look into a nebulous and unforeseen future. In order to do this, a vast array of many of the foremost thinkers engaged with Christian thought and beyond have been invited to speak on these issues. These thinkers are representative of many different schools, approaches and styles of Christian thought, across confessional divides. The vast array of thinkers invited is itself a testimony of the polyphonic vitality of Christian thought today and, together, the ever-pressing question of the future of Christian thinking will be pondered from within an intellectually polyphonic and ecumenical conversation and perspective.

Conference Videos

In April 2021 the Philosophy Faculty held a one day zoom conference on The Future of Christian Metaphysics. Below are videos of the speakers on the day for your information

Conference Information

Dr Gaven Kerr & Dr Philip Gonzales

Lecturers in Department of Philosophy

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There is a limited number of accommodation available on campus. If you wish to stay on campus please contact or call +353 1 708 6400

Another hotel in the town is (3 minute walk to campus)

private accomodation

please note accommodation is organised directly by the participant and is not included in the conference fee.

Maynooth is well served by public transport links Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann & Irish Rail all travel directly to the town.



The easiest way to get to Maynooth from the airport is by taxi. Taxi queues are right outside the terminals. A taxi to Maynooth will cost approximately €60. If you wish to pre book a taxi you can contact Murray Cabs on or call +353 87 268 4399


The Airport hopper is a bus that leaves every hour and will bring you directly to Maynooth. Timetables and pick up locations can be found here:


All the major car hire companies operate from Dublin Airport. Please note we drive on the left.

If travelling by car from the Airport:

  • Take the M1 from the airport
  • Merge onto the M50
  • At Junction 7 take the N4 at Liffey Valley
  • Take the Maynooth exit at Junction 7 and the University is signposted from the motorway.
  • Turn left in the centre of the town and the gates to the South Campus are directly ahead of you.
  • Maynooth College Post Code for Sat Nav W23 TW77


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