Recent Events and Previous Seminars and Public Lectures
New Books Launched
The launch of the following three publications by staff of the
Milltown Institute took place on Friday, 5th June 2009
Dr Maria Duffy
Paul Ricoeur’s Pedagogy of Pardon
A Narrative Theory of Memory and Forgetting
‘Paul Ricoeur’s Pedagogy of Pardon’ describes Ricoeur’s narrative theory of memory and addresses central conceptual and methodological issues in his theory of forgiveness and reconciliation.’ The book is the publication of Maria Duffy’s PhD dissertation (2005).
Published by Continuum International
Dr Joseph Egan SMA
The Godless Delusion
Dawkins and the Limits of Human Sight
In a recent work Richard Dawkins posed an immense challenge to theology by arguing on scientific grounds that the existence of God is so improbable that it can be safely dismissed as a delusion.
This work responds to the challenge by examining the arguments put forward by Dawkins and subjecting them to critique in the light of Christian faith. The critique probes some of the assumptions underlying scientific endeavours about the nature of reality and it brings to the surface the question of how meaning, truth and freedom are properly to be understood.
The work goes on to present a theological understanding of these realities in the light of Christian beliefs in God, in Jesus Christ, in creation and in redemption. Far from denying the importance of scientific endeavours and discoveries, this approach seeks to provide a framework in which they can be meaningfully situated, for the betterment of humanity as a whole.
Published by Peter Lang
Dr Brian Grogan SJ
Alone and on Foot: Ignatius of Loyola
This book abridges the internationally acclaimed biography of St Ignatius, 1491-1556, by Tellechea Idigoras, Spain’s foremost Renaissance historian. Alone and on Foot is user-friendly, includes questions for personal reflection, and has delightful illustrations. It allows Ignatius to tell his own story, and reveals him as the dissolute and feisty young man, who ‘stopped to think’ only when his career was wrecked, who limped some 12,000 km of the roads of Europe trying to discover how best ‘to help people’, and who finally with his ‘friends in the Lord’ founded the Society of Jesus. It was said of him that ‘he had a heart large enough to hold the universe’ and he encouraged his followers to ‘find God in all things’ and to be ‘ready for everything’ in the service of God and their needy world.
Published by Veritas
A series of Public Lectures on the Book of Kells took place over three Wednesdays in March 2011.
Professor Martin McNamara MSC,
Professor Emeritus, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy.
‘The Kells Gospel Biblical Text in its Irish and European Context’
Dr Jennifer O’Reilly, UCC: College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, History of Art
‘Word and Image in the Book of Kells’
Professor Finbarr Clancy S.J. Ecclesiastical Faculty, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy
‘The Eucharist and the Book of Kells’
Peter Sutherland gave a public lecture on the topic of Globalisation on Friday 5th June 2009 in Milltown Park, Brendan MacPartlin SJ responded.
Veale Chair of Spirituality Annual Public Lecture 2009
‘A Church of Passion and Hope’: An Ignatian Perspective
Dr Gill Goulding: Wednesday 25 March 2009 at 7.30pm
Public Lecture Series
A series of six lectures addressing the question: " Faith in Crisis or Faith in Question?" ran over February and March.
Dr. Elizabeth Cotter IBVM launched her book The General Chapter in a Religious Institute
on Thursday 4 December, at Milltown Institute.
Milltown Jubilee Public Lecture
Stones that Speak: Paul and Archaeology
Wednesday 22nd October 2008 at 7.30pm
DR KIERAN O’MAHONY, OSA, Head of the Department of Scripture at Milltown Institute
Marriage: Iconic Interruption of the Loving God
Wednesday 22nd October 2008 from 16.00-17.30
PROFESSOR GEORGE WORGUL, Head of Faculty of Theology, Duquesne University, USA
Open to all – in the Milltown Institute Conference Room
Sailing to Byzantium: Three Papal Visits to Turkey
Professor of Theology, Fr. Finbarr Clancy SJ
Wednesday, 24th October 2007.