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Faith Matters Lent 2015

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).

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