Celebrating 50 years of CTC
Free online conference (via zoom)
This conference will focus on the critical question: ‘How do we know Christ now?’ and explores how we know the same Christ more authentically and powerfully today. It will be led by the staff of CTC from across the disciplines and use a dialogical approach with opportunities for discussion and experiential engagement.
9.30am – 11.15am
- Knowing Christ Now: In Context presented by Dr Rosemary Canavan, Department of Biblical Studies
- Knowing Christ Through Science? On the one hand…but on the other… presented by Rev. Dr Chris Mulherin, Department of Philosophy
- The Spirit Reveals the Christ presented by Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche, Department of Pastoral and Spiritual Studies
Dr Rosemary Canavan
Rev. Dr Christopher Mulherin
Assoc. Prof. John Dupuche
11.30am – 12.30pm
|‘Deep Incarnation’ and Hope for the Transformation of the World |
led by Very Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan
In light of the recent “golden age” of cosmology, and of the ethical imperatives of the climate crisis, some theologians speak of a “deep resurrection” in which all created things are taken up into the glorified humanity of the risen Jesus. What sources of hope does Christian faith in the resurrection offer our struggling world?
|Profound Experiences as Encounter: Christian Spirituality for Today |
led by Dr Rina Madden
This workshop explores four paradigms of spiritual experiences in light of Christian theology. It gives participants an opportunity to engage in dialogue around spirituality for today and its impact on living life to the full.
|Exploring Mindfulness and Christian Contemplative Practices |
led by Dr Cullan Joyce
This workshop provides an opportunity to experience and reflect on mindfulness and Christian meditative practices. Meditations will be guided by experienced teachers. Practice will be followed by an evaluation and a facilitated reflection and discussion, finally, we’ll ask: is Christ present for us in these practices? How is Christ present?
Key questions: Is mindfulness spiritual? Are Christian meditation practices like mindfulness? Is experience in meditation inherently spiritual? How does religious language affect our experience of meditation?
|God the Artist Communicates to Us First, Before God the Lecturer: A Workshop Uncovering the Presence of God in Art |
led by Rev. Dr Elio Capra SDB
This workshop will explore how God the Artist communicates to us first, before God the lecturer….. and how art and artists have captured or failed to capture God’s communication.
The participants will be invited to reflect and discuss the following topics through Scripture and Art: the unknown God; the God of creation; and the God of Jesus Christ
Dr Christopher Morris
Head of Department of Pastoral and Spiritual Studies,
Catholic Theological College
Catholic Theological College