7 November 2011

FIFTH WEEK: Science, Religion, Priesthood

Our Fifth Week Event MT11 will be a talk by the Rev. Dr. Andew Pinsent (Oxford University) on 'Science, Religion and Priesthood'.  Come along and find out more!

Tuesday 8th November 2011, The Old Palace (Catholic Chaplaincy), Rose Place, St. Aldates, 8.30pm.  Ring the general door bell.  Drinks afterwards.  All welcome.

About the Speaker ...
Fr. Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Religion and Science at Oxford University, a Research Fellow of Harris-Manchester College and a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford. He is also a priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England.

Fr. Pinsent has a doctorate in particle physics from Oxford, a degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a doctorate in philosophy from St Louis University. He is a named author on thirty-one papers of the DELPHI experiment at CERN, Geneva and a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics. His licentiate dissertation in philosophy examined the specifically divine nature and end of the Christian virtuous life, especially in the spiritual anthropology of Thomas Aquinas. His doctoral dissertation continued this work by examining the unity of the non-Aristotelian virtues, gifts, beatitudes and fruits in Aquinas's work, drawing an analogy between Aquinas's virtue ethics and the findings of contemporary experimental psychology, especially joint attention and the second person. He has published articles, reviews and popular books, including a critically acclaimed catechetical course Evangelium.