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Buildings, Institution, People: What Does it Mean to be Church? John Littleton (A23-04)


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Tutor: John Littleton

Tuesdays: 10.30am – 12 noon

Dates: 26th September – 24th October 2023

Cost: €70 (6 Weeks)

Module Ref: A23-04

Mid Term: The Centre will be closed for mid-term break Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November.

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SKU: A23-04-INP-TUE Categories: , Tag:

Module Description

This short course will explore and discuss what it means to be Church. It will draw together insights from theological, historical and sociological approaches to understanding Church, and will deal with some of the more significant issues challenging the Catholic Church in Ireland today.


Sean Goan: BA, BD, LSS is a Scripture scholar and retired teacher who has been involved in adult faith development for many years. He has also written commentaries on the Sunday readings and published The Sign: Reading the Gospel of John (2018).

Andrew Pierce: has a background in historical theology and is an Assistant Professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD. He is involved in a variety of ecumenical projects – both grassroots and academic – and is particularly interested in how ideas about, and experiences of, place impact on religious self-understanding.

Sabine Schratz OP: Dr. theol., MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen and member of the Dominican Historical Institute, Rome. She has published in the fields of church history, social justice and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.

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