Research Seminar

This page will continue to be updated as speakers are confirmed.

All seminars take place in St Mary’s College Hall
Wednesdays, 11.15 am – 12.45pm, unless otherwise indicated.

All staff and students of St Mary’s College, and their friends, are welcome.

Candlemas Seminars 2019

In the first part of the semester, we will discuss encyclopaedic theology and systems of theological classification. This work will inform the development of the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology.


30 – Prof. Christoph Schwöbel, ‘Encyclopaedic Theology in Germany since Schleiermacher’


6 – Bonaventure (William Hyland)

13 – Aquinas (Euan Grant)

20 – Luther (Christoph Schwöbel)

27 – Calvin (Steve Holmes)


6 – Dr. Gregory Lippiatt (University of East Anglia), ‘The French as defensores Ecclesie in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean’

13 – no seminar; colloquium on R.M. Rilke’s Duino Elegies and T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

20 – Prof. Eilert Herms (Tübingen), ‘Revelation and Truth’

Spring break


3 – Dr Katrin König (Baden), ‘Anselm of Canterbury and Arabic Philosophers on the Trinity’

10 – Prof. Susanne Heine (Vienna), ‘Nature as a Religious Concept’

17 – Dr Christophe Chalamet (Geneva), ‘Theology and History (in Conversation with Karl Barth)’

24 – Prof. Gavin d’Costa (Bristol), ‘A disputed question in Catholic theology: mission to the Jewish people?’

Listings of past seminars can be found at Past Seminars.