The Faith Matters series for Lent 2015 is a joint partnership with the Dominican Order.
24 February: 'Jesus' by Fr Richard Ounsworth OP
Did the first Christians believe that Jesus was God? Or was this
teacher a later invention by the Church? Richard Ounsworth explores
what the Bible itself tells us about Jesus.
Fr Richard Ounsworth OP is a Dominican Friar and biblical theologian
based at Blackfriars Oxford where he teaches scripture and New
Testament Greek. His book, Joshua Typology in the New Testament,
(2012), is the fruit of his doctoral research.
3 March: 'The Church and the Christian Life' by Fr John Farrell OP
Fr John Farrell OP asks whether the Church and organized religion is
necessary for those who wish to be followers of Jesus?
Fr John Farrell OP is a Dominican Friar and is currently the Prior
Provincial of the English Province of the Order of Preachers. He has
lectured at a number of seminaries in the UK and abroad and is a much sought after public speaker.
10 March: 'How to write Theology' by Fr Aidan Nichols OP
Theology is, in the Christian tradition, the 'Queen of the Sciences'.
Fr Aidan Nichols examines what distinguishes good theology from the
human and natural sciences and why this distinction is so important.
Fr Aidan Nichols OP is a Dominican friar and an internationally
respected theologian. To date he has over forty books to his name
spanning a wide range of theological questions. From 2006 to 2008 he
served as the first John Paul II Memorial Visiting Lecturer at the
University of Oxford, the first lectureship of Catholic theology at
that university since the Reformation.
17 March: 'Tolerant and Free despite being Catholic?' by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP
Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP investigates the role of reason and dialogue
within the search for Truth in the Catholic tradition, and examines
what we really mean by tolerance and freedom.
Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP is a Dominican friar, author and a global
public speaker. He was Master of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to
2001. His numerous publications include 'What's the point of being a
Christian?' (2005), 'Why go to Church?' (2008), and 'Take the Plunge:
Living baptism and confirmation' (2012).