Public Lecture - Eucharistic Practice and the Christian Life

Online or in-person
Monday 13 December 2021 (17:00-18:30)


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Global Philosophy of Religion Public Lecture Series: Professor Mark Wynn

Abstract: The Eucharist is the defining act of Christian identity, and in this talk, Professor Mark Wynn will present one account of its significance from a Christian point of view. He will begin by introducing two ways of thinking about the moral and spiritual import of stories. And on this basis, he will try to bring some aspects of the eucharistic rite, as depicted in Christian thought, into rather clearer focus -- including its social dimension, and the relationship, on the Christian understanding, between the divine presence in the Incarnation and in the Eucharist.

Professor Mark Wynn, is Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford. He specialises in philosophical theology and philosophy of religion. He is the author of numerous books, including Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues: Living Between Heaven and Earth (Oxford UP 2020), Renewing the Senses: A Study of the Philosophy and Theology of the Spiritual Life (Oxford UP 2013) and Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Epistemology (Oxford UP 2009).

We will email those of you attending in person the location on campus closer to the event and a Zoom Link for online attendees closer to the event.

The lecture will be chaired by Dr Martin Pickup, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy based at the University of Birmingham and a member of the Global Philosophy of Religion Project.

*This public lecture was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and the Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the University of Birmingham. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of these organizations.