Eros & Agape


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Saturday 19th November 2005





Eros and Agape

(Love, Sexuality & Orientation)




Rev. Stephen R. White PhD




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.




Tara Suite

SilverSprings Hotel




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



01.00                           Farewells





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