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Dr James Alison – an internationally acclaimed Catholic theologian Thursday 28 Sept and Friday 29 Sept

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Love in a Time of Terror’ with Dr James Alison

Thursday 28 September, 6.30-8pm

Royal Qld Geographical Society, 237 Milton Rd, Milton

Abstract: In an age marked by terrorism, much focus is placed on the efforts of police, military and intelligence to prevent or counter violence. But what role is there for love in an age marked by extremist violence? What is erotic love? What is agapeic love? What is “romantic” love? And how can love be understood within a theological anthropology, using René Girard’s mimetic theory?

Biographical information: Dr. James Alison is an internationally acclaimed Catholic theologian, and author of numerous books, including The Joy of Being Wrong, Raising Abel, Knowing Jesus, Faith Beyond Resentment, Undergoing God, and Jesus the Forgiving Victim. For more information, please go to:



DAY SEMINAR: Girard’s Mimetic Theory: A Short Guide with Dr James Alison

Friday 29 September, 9am-5pm

St Francis’ College, 233 Milton Road, Milton

This seminar provides an introduction to the French-Catholic theorist, René Girard (former professor of Stanford University and member of Académie française), whose theories on desire, violence, religion and Christianity have been ground-breaking.

The seminar will cater for beginners and for those who are more advanced. The seminar will be interactive, with workshops and groups led by Dr James Alison, Rev. Prof. Scott Cowdell (Charles Sturt University), Assoc. Prof. Chris Fleming (Western Sydney University), Dr Carly Osborn (University of Adelaide) and Dr Joel Hodge (Australian Catholic University).

Cost: $100 (unwaged), $70 (concession), free for students.

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Conference on Theological, pastoral and clinical insights into human flourishing at the end of life Ageing | 27 – 28 September, 2018

A conference is being organized on Theological, pastoral and clinical insights into human flourishing at the end of life at the Ageing Conference | 27 – 28 September, 2018

The Conference Planners invite proposals for papers, presentations and workshops.
Please email by Friday 20 April, 2018

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Postdoctoral fellowship in Theology at Trinity College Theological School in Melbourne

A three-year (!) postdoctoral fellowship in Theology is being offered at Trinity College Theological School in Melbourne.  Applications are closing Friday 25 September 2017.

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Edgar W. Conrad Memorial Lecture with Dr Julie Kelso “On the Sabbath”

“On the Sabbath” is the inaugural Edgar W. Conrad Memorial Lecture with Dr Julie Kelso. The lecture will run from 7:30pm on Tuesday 19 September at Indooroopilly Uniting Church. The Edgar W Conrad Memorial Lecture is designed to be offered annually on a topic that centres on the Bible and Contemporary Culture. Further details can be found at