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This seminar series aims to cultivate conversations between a range of academic disciplines and religious and theological inquiry. While recognizing the importance of the study of religion, the series seeks to move in a different direction by taking seriously religious thought for carrying out conceptual and empirical work in other disciplinary contexts. In other words, rather than treating religion as merely the object of disciplinary inquiry, the seminars will explore such issues as the use of religious or theological categories for understanding a range of natural or social phenomenon. The series will also tackle the methodological and epistemological challenges raised by this critical dialogue.


"Religion and Politics"

Richard English FBA

(Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalism and Engagement, Queen's University Belfast)

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 4.15pm

Old Staff Common Room


"Theology and Psychology"

Roddy Cowie

(Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast)

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4.15pm

Senate Room


"Theology and Neuroscience"

Irene Tracey FMedSci

(Professor of Anaesthetic Science and Warden of Merton College, University of Oxford)

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 4.15pm

Senate Room


"Theology and Science"

Tom McLeish FRS

(Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics, University of York)

Thursday, 7 March, 2019, 4.15pm

Senate Room