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The Life and Thought of Louis Massignon within a wider Ecumenical and Dialogical Perspective

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The Life and Thought of Louis Massignon within a wider Ecumenical and Dialogical Perspective

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Event date: Tuesday 22nd November, 10:30am to Wednesday 23rd November, 6:45pm

Location: Bellarmine Room, Heythrop College

The Centre for Eastern Christianity In association with Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue

Tuesday 22 November

10.30     Registration and Coffee               

11.00     Welcome

11.15     Was Louis Massignon, the Scholar of Islam, also a Theologian? - Christian Krokus, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, University of Scranton

12.05     Louis Massignon: Servant of God – Revd. Richard Wheeler, Canon Emeritus of St. Albans Cathedral.

1.00     Lunch

1.45     Towards a Deeper Dialogue? St. Francis, Louis Massignon, Muslim-Christian Relations, and the Franciscan Tradition – Scott Thomas, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath

2.35     Louis Massignon and Mary Kahil: A Spiritual Encounter – Sr. Agnes Wilkins OSB, Stanbrook Abbey

3.25     Tea/Coffee

3.40     Donald Allchin and Rowan Williams: Anglican Dialogues with the Eastern Christian Tradition in conversation with Louis Massignon – Revd. Richard Sudworth - is Priest in Charge of Christ Church, Sparkbrook, Tutor in Anglican Theology at The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and former researcher at Heythrop College, University of London.

4.30     Kenneth Cragg: ‘The Louis Massignon of the Protestant Tradition’ – Rev.David Derrick, Researcher at Heythrop College, University of London

5.20     Louis Massignon  - Some Reflections – Fabio Petito, Senior Lectuer in International Relations, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex

5.45     End

Wednesday 23 November

10.30     Registration and Coffee

11.00     Welcome

11.15     Massignon’s relations with Judaism, the Zionist movement, the Palestine question and the significance of Jerusalem - Anthony  O’Mahony, Reader in the History of Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London

12.05     Louis Massignon: Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic Perspectives  - A Muslim-Christian Synergy? - Stefanie Hugh-Donovan, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London

1.00      Lunch

1.45      Louis Massignon and John Paul II – a dialogue with Pierre Claverie and French Catholic Thought - Isabel Olizar, Researcher at Heythrop College, University of London

2.35      Louis Massignon and the question of Judaism and Islam in the Theological and Ecclesiological Thought of Benedict XVI  - Revd. Rocco Viviano, Vice-Director, Shinmeizan Centre for Interreligious Dialogue, Japan and and former researcher at Heythrop College, University of London

3.25      Tea/Coffee

3.40      Louis Massignon and the Development of Official Catholic Church Teaching on Muslims and Islam between the Pontificate of Leo XIII and that of Paul VI – Revd. Andrew Unsworth, Parish Priest in the Diocese of Liverpool and former researcher at Heythrop College, University of London

4.30      Round-Table

5.20      Closing remarks

5.45      End

Contact Name: John Flannery
Contact Email: j.flannery@heythrop.ac.uk