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Religious Studies Research Forum - Seminar Series



The following events have been organised by the Religious Studies Research Forum for the academic year 2016-2017  All seminars to be held on Thursdays, starting at 4.15 p.m., in the Newark Room unless otherwise noted.


Semester 1


29 September 2016

John A McIntosh (Moore College, Australia)

“From Cork to Sydney via Dublin: Thomas Chatterton Hammond as an evangelical historian and Catholic theologian”.  Chair:  Joan Rahilly


13 October 2016 – Lanyon/OG/054

William Vandoodewaard (Puritan Reformed Seminary, USA)

“Origin narratives: divine revelation and the discovery of ancient worlds”. Chair:  David Livingstone


3 November 2016

Swarupa Gupta (Presidency University, India)

“Religious geographies in Eastern India and beyond: Comparative perspectives”. Chair: Joan Rahilly


24 November 2016

Matt Bingham (QUB)

“English Baptists and the struggle for theological authority, 1642-1646”. Chair: Cindy Brown


Semester 2

Crawford Gribben to Chair the seminars scheduled below.


9 February 2017

Benjamin Huskinson (QUB)

"Survival of the fittest: Competition among Creation Science organisations"


23 February 2017

CDC Armstrong (QUB)

“A Laudian in Ulster: The Irish Career of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, 1658-1667”


6 April 2017

Harry Bunting (UU)

“An evil principle is at work in human nature: Kant and contemporary sceptical challenges”


11 May 2017

Stuart Mathieson (QUB) 

"The Victoria Institute: the genesis of anti-Darwinian thought"


26 May 2017

Raymond Carr (Pepperdine University, Los Angeles)

"Thelonious Monk—Icon of the Eschaton: The Pneumatological Impulse in the Theologies of Karl Barth and James Cone"


Other Events


14 December 2016 (Wednesday) – Senate Room

Postgraduate Reception commencing at 2.00 pm


2 and 3 February 2017 (Thursday and Friday) – Elmwood Hall

Mark Noll Event/Luther Conference

Two full day’s event organised by Union Theological College


6 February 2017, 2-3.30pm - Old Staff Common Room

Institute of Theology Lecture by Professor Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame, QUB Institute of Theology Visiting Fellow)

'Lessons from modern world Christianity for the uses of scripture'


3 May 2017 (Wednesday) – Great Hall

Annual McCosh Lecture commencing at 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker – Karen Armstrong

'Is religion really violent?'