Seeking Truth Seminar 2
The second instalment of our Seeking Truth Seminars is coming up soon!
We were pleased to welcome many of you on site to a very successful first seminar of our Seeking Truth series. Presented by Prof Anne Tuohy, last term’s seminar involved wonderful participation from the students, staff, parents and alumnae in our audience. If you missed out on the evening, please enjoy the recording here or embedded below. Otherwise, we are delighted to invite you to the second of our Seeking Truth Seminars.
‘Seeking Truth to Encounter the Divine’
with Dr. Cristina Lledo Gomez and Prof Tina Beattie
Thursday 13 May, 7pm to 8.30pm
The topic for the evening is Seeking Truth to Encounter the Divine. Special guests Dr. Cristina Lledo Gomez and Prof Tina Beattie (UK) will be exploring concepts of mothering and mystery as they relate to the experience of Church.
Dr. Cristina Gomez, a Systematic Theologian, holds a Presentation Sisters Lectureship for BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education. The lectureship is directed towards teaching, researching and networking in eco-theology, women’s spirituality and feminist theology. Cristina is also Pastoral Associate for Staff at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. Previously, she held the roles of Diocesan Social Justice Coordinator and high school Maths and RE teacher. She has a doctorate in Theology from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Theology from Sydney College of Divinity (Catholic Institute of Sydney).
Christina will be joined via Zoom by Professor Tina Beattie. Tina left her post as Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton in August 2020. She continues in her role as Director of Catherine of Siena College, based at the University of Roehampton. Much of her research focuses on the relationship between the Catholic tradition and contemporary culture, particularly in areas to do with gender, sexuality and reproductive ethics, Catholic social teaching and women’s rights, and theology and the visual arts. She has a keen interest in Marian theology, art and devotion, and in the relationship between medieval mysticism, sacramental theology, and psychoanalytic theory. More recently, she is engaging in research into environmental theology in the context of Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’, approaching environmental issues from the perspectives of literature, poetry, art, music, gender theory and sacramentality. She writes for the Guardian.
We look forward to another thought-provoking evening about what it means to be Church in 2021.