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Christian Theology Seminar overview

Christian Theology Senior Seminar

The graduate seminar in Christian Theology meets fortnightly each term.  It’s a lively and friendly forum for graduate students and senior members. A wide range of topics are discussed relating to Christian theology, often with a philosophical, historical, or exegetical dimension, as well as themes of from ethics and Christian practice.  

The seminars are open to all graduates and senior members, and others on request to Dr Andrew Davison (, the seminar convenor.




Michaelmas Term 2018


The seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons in the Lightfoot Room,

 from 2:30-4 pm, followed by tea

10 October 2018

Dr Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge: “Theology and the Entanglement of Life: Some provocations from biological symbiosis"


24 October 2018

Dr Stephen Plant, Dean and Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge: "When Karl met Lollo: the full story of Karl Barth’s relationship with Charlotte von Kirschbaum and its consequences.


7 November 2018

Dr James Orr, Teaching Associate in Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge: "Christological Exemplarism: Problems and prospects”


21 November 2018

Prof. Dr Anne Käfer, Professor of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Münster: "Omnipotence, Love and Predetermination.

An appraisal of Schleiermacher’s theology on the 250th anniversary of his birth (21 November 1768)"