in soul pursuit

in soul pursuit

Monday, 5 May 2014

Mystical Theology - Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Durham University 3rd - 5th September 2014

Dear All


Just working on my paper this weekend for the new conference at Durham in the autumn:

Mystical Theology: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition


This will be a collaborative event between St Mary’s University and the Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health, and the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and will be held from  3rd-5th September 2014 at St John’s College, Durham. It is a three-day conference exploring the tradition of mystical theology from contemporary academic and practitioner perspectives and speakers include:

Archbishop Kallistos Ware

Professor Andrew Louth

Canon Rosalind Brown

Dr Bernadette Flanagan

Professor Corinne Saunders


Prof Chris Cook and Julienne McLean have been co-ordinating it with myself.

Costs (including accommodation and all meals) are: Residential Single £258, Residential En-Suite £278 (including lunch only), Non-residential £156. For bookings and further information contact:

Louise Elliot Tel: 0191 334 2883 Email:

For Call for Papers see

I have decided to present something on Thomas Merton and Wittgenstein and will put an extract up here when it is ready. We are also hoping to publish the papers after the conference.

In the meantime, best wishes



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