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Saturday 19th November 2005

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Eros and Agape

(Love, Sexuality & Orientation)

 

 

Speaker:

Rev. Stephen R. White PhD

 

 

Theme

In his book, ’Sexuality and the Contemporary Church’, Stephen White begins with the premise that the church is attempting to do sexual ethics without first of all examining the theological underpinning of our ideas of right and wrong as seen in the nature of God.

He proposes guiding qualities of creativity and love as the basis for a new framework of Christian sexual ethics.

This would have major implications for the church's own self-understanding and ecclesiological identity.

It is particularly relevant for the ongoing debate on homosexuality.

 

Stephen Ross White

Was born in London in 1958.
He trained in Cuddesdon, Oxford and was ordained in York Minster.

He then moved to Ireland in 1988.

He has since gained a PhD from Queen's University, Belfast.

Before moving to Killaloe, he was Dean of Raphoe, Co. Donegal.

 

He is married to Frances and has two sons.

 

 

Venue:

Tara Suite

SilverSprings Hotel

Cork

 

Timetable:

09.30 - 10.00 am         Registration

10.00 - 10.45 am         Stephen White Talk

10.45                           Brief Questions

11.00 - 11.30 pm         Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15 pm        Group Discussion

12.15 - 12.45 pm        Plenary Session - Feedback & Comment

 

12.45                            Setting up CTF Book Club

                                    Announcements        

           

01.00                           Farewells

 

 

 

 

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