Semester 2 Academic Year 2023-2024

All seminars take place on Thursday 11.15-12.45 at the St Mary’s College Hall. For online registration, please email Dr Eric Stoddart at [email protected].

Thursday 18 January 2024
“From Saladin to Francis of Assisi: Knight Templars and Arabs in Interfaith Dialogue”
Professor Mario I. Aguilar (University of St. Andrews)

Thursday 25 January 2024
“Going Beyond Closed Doors: Visibilising Universal Responsibility and Buddhist Arguments in Human Rights Discourses”
Patricia Palazzo Tsai (Methodist University, Brazil)

Thursday 1 February 2024
[No seminar – teaching review]

Saturday 3rd February 2024 
10.00-12.30 The Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, EDINBURGH EH8 9YL
“The Life and Death of Eric Liddell and the Rebirth of Chinese Christianity”

  • Prof. Brian Stanley (Professor Emeritus of World Christianity, School of Divinity), ‘The Last Days of Eric Liddell and the Last Days of Mission Christianity in China’.
  • Dr. Alexander Chow (Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity, School of Divinity), ‘Chinese Christianity amongst the New Scots’.
  • Dr. Mark McLeister (Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Asian Studies), ‘Christianity in China Today’.

Thursday 8 February 2024
“Inculturation, Anglicanism and Japan: Putting down Japanese liturgical roots”
Aaron Pelot (University of St. Andrews)

Thursday 15 February 2024
“The Intentionality of Śruti”
Shruti Dixit (University of St. Andrews)

Thursday 22 February 2024
“The vocation of the liberation theologian: lessons from the anticolonial praxis of early Asian feminist theology”
Anupama Ranawana (University of St. Andrews)

[Independent Learning Week]

Thursday 7 March 2024

Thursday 14 March 2024 – Religion and Politics Lecture 2024
St Mary’s College Hall, 11.15am., Dr Kate Kirkpatrick (University of Oxford)
Title: ‘”There must be religion for women as for the people”: Beauvoir on Marx, Women, and Religion’

Thursday 21 March 2024

Thursday 28 March 2024
Dr Eric Stoddart (University of St Andrews)