Campion Hall, University of Oxford, invites you to The D’Arcy Lectures 2022: Preparing for the Moral Life, an eight-part lecture series delivered by moral theologian, James F. Keenan, SJ.

Time: Every Tuesday 5:30pm-6:45pm (BST) from 26 April to 14 June.

Venue: Online and in-person at Campion Hall Library


What type of Catholic Theological Ethics do we need to develop as the 21st century unfolds?
Echoing the insight that the first lesson of life is to prepare for death, we investigate Grief to uncover the embodied, experiential claims of human connectedness. In that light, we investigate the rich philosophical contributions of Levinas, Butler, Honneth and Fraser on Vulnerability and Recognition. With these ontological, moral and theological claims, we explore the birth of Conscience as the acknowledgement of guilt, but through a theological anthropology that is constitutively social, looking at matters of collective responsibility and restoration. Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God then becomes the pivot to hear the Call to Discipleship.
The three remaining lectures address a connected and collective understanding of humanity in terms of the structures of Grace and Sin, the Virtues and the Beatitudes, and the works of Mercy throughout the World Church.

Lecture Schedule:

26 April: Lecture 1 – Grief (see recording)
3 May: Lecture 2 – Vulnerability (see recording)
10 May: Lecture 3 – Recognition
17 May: Lecture 4 – Conscience
24 May: Lecture 5 – The Call of Discipleship
31 May: Lecture 6 – Grace and Sin
7 June: Lecture 7 – Virtues and the Beatitudes
14 June: Lecture 8 – Mercy and the World Church

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