Leading Irish and British theologians from Dublin, Belfast, Cambridge and Durham from the Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic traditions were among the speakers at a recent seminar in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.
The end of year seminar has become an annual event at CITI, and this year’s seminar was joined by the staff and students from Edgehill Theological College, Belfast, for the first time.
The two day seminar included lectures and discussion groups on the theme of Biblical History and the Life of Faith.
The guest lecturers included:
The seminar focussed on drawing insights from systematic theology and pastoral ministry into relationship with Biblical history and the life of faith. Breakout sessions were led by staff members from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and Edgehill Theological College.
Dr Thompson presided and Dr Moberly preached at the closing Eucharist, which incorporated prayers written by the breakout groups.
At the integrative seminar in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (from left): Revd Dr Richard Clutterbuck, Edgehill Theological College; Revd Dr Heather Morris, Edgehill; Dr Katie Heffelfinger, CITI; Revd Patrick McGlinchey, CITI; Revd Dr Michael Thompson, Ridley Hall, Cambridge; Professor Sean Freyne, TCD; Revd Professor Robert Moberly, Durham University; Professor Judith Lieu, Cambridge; Revd Dr Maurice Elliott, CITI; and Revd Canon Patrick Comerford, CITI
The panel of speakers at the integrative seminar in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (from left): Professor Sean Freyne, TCD; Revd Dr Michael Thompson, Ridley Hall, Cambridge; Professor Judith Lieu, Cambridge; and Revd Professor Robert Moberly, Durham University (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)