The next seminar in the University of Queensland Theology seminar series, which will be held Friday, 2 May, from 2-4pm.
This week they are hosting two seminars to be delivered by Dr. Cive Ayer and Dr. Janice Rees. Dr. Ayer will be presenting first from 2-3pm on the topic ‘Ecology and Diakonia: Putting Words into Action,’ which will be followed by Dr. Rees’ seminar ‘The (Im) Material Body?: On Eucharist, Discipleship, and Subjectivity.‘
James Alison in Brisbane
International theologian James Alison is coming to Brisbane during May. Further program details will be available shortly, but the key events will include:
- May 10 – Student talk at St John’s College, St Lucia
- May 11 – Preaching at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Ann St (7:30 and 9:30am)
- May 12 – Public lecture St John’s Cathedral (7.00pm) “Cinderella No Longer: Taking Hope to the Ball.”
- May 13 – Clergy Workshop on the Atonement at St Francis College, Milton (9.00am – 12 noon)
Further information and online registration is now available.
UQ Research Seminar: Mission Concepts in World Religions
Dr Aaron Gihloni
Friday, 4 April 2014
2.00 – 3.00 pm,
E303 Forgan Smith Building
University of Queensland
Missionary-led expansionism inadvertently helped birth the comparative study of religion. The study of mission as an aspect of religion traces back to Max Müller’s use of the categories of Missionary and Non-Missionary religions to describe “the very heart-blood in every system of human faith.” While missiology is often studied as a sub-discipline of Christian theology, this presentation proposes that mission can be researched within an interreligious framework. The presenter will introduce the concept of “comparative missiology” as well as inviting feedback on a forthcoming book.