Church and Academy is an initiative of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway which brings together both the pastoral and academic dimensions of the Church’s lived experience.
Meeting in the Theology and Religious Studies Building at 4, The Square, on the main campus of the University of Glasgow, it seeks to provide a forum where ideas, both old and new, can be shared and through which relationships can be strengthened. It seeks to serve the Church and the community by offering a space of honest enquiry. All are very welcome.
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, currently, the Church and Academy seminars are meeting via Zoom.
Contact us with comments and suggestions, or to be added to the mailing list.
The Rev Canon Prof David Jasper: email@example.com
The Rev Canon Dr Nicholas Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev Lee Johnston: email@example.com
The Rev Harriet Johnston: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Autism of Gxd
Dr Ruth M. Dunster
5:30pm, Thursday 24th March 2022 on Zoom
This book is the story of Ruth Dunster’s autistic search for an authentic, personal, and theological “Gxd.” In this, it resembles Augustine’s Confessions, as a theological auto-biography. It becomes atheological, however, as Dunster reckons with what Denys Turner terms “The Darkness of God.” It offers a fascinating view into how an autistic poet becomes a theologian; and what more mainstream theologies might learn from this “disabled Gxd.”
Zoom Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 814 8952 0119
0131 460 1196 to dial-in from the UK.
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Sacred Modes of Being in a Postsecular World
Dr Andrew Hass
24 February 2022
Former editor of the journal Literature and Theology.
Dr Hass’ research explores the intersection of religion with literature (and the arts), with philosophy, and with critical theory. A particular emphasis is on hermeneutics and the questions of textuality and interpretation. He is concerned with how religion necessarily crosses over into other realms of thinking and experience, and how this might be made manifest in the various textual expressions handed down by tradition or found within contemporary culture.
‘A journey from nursing to ministry’
Rev Louise McClements
27 January 2022
Responding to the fifth mark of mission – the Green Anglicans Movement
Rev Canon Dr Rachel Mash
21 October 2021
Land of Promise? Response to Anglican Communion Report on Christian Zionism
Rev Canon Dr Nicholas Taylor
30 September 2021
The Anglican report discussed can be found here.
Things, People and Practices
Fr George Guiver CR
27 May 2021
How to be a Failure and Still Live Well: Homo Economicus to Homo Religiosus
Professor Beverley Clack
28 January 2021
From 2012-2016, she was City Councillor for St Clements Ward in Oxford, and from 2016-2018 she was a member of the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum. She is a Circuit Steward in the Oxford Circuit of the Methodist Church, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
How Interreligious Dialogue can Contribute to Peace-building
Rabbi Raanan Mallek
24 November 2020
Church, Ministry, and Coronavirus
25 June 2020