Profile of a Pontiff is topic of lunchtime lecture

Wednesday August 11th 2010

The Rev Paddy McGlincheyFormer Queen’s University chaplain, the Rev Paddy McGlinchey, will deliver the next lunchtime lecture in St Bartholomew’s, Stranmillis Road, on September 7.

Paddy, currently lecturer in Missiology at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in Dublin, will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Profile of a Pontiff.’

In this he will explore the Augustinian roots of the theology of Pope Benedict XVI.

Paddy is working on a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Stephen Williams of Union College, Belfast, that will make a comparative assessment of evangelical theology and the thinking of the current Pope. Prior to serving as Chaplain in Queen’s he was involved in local ecumenical ministry in East Anglia and has particular experience in the establishment of new centres of worship through church-planting.

He is the author of a monograph published under the auspices of the Church of Ireland Evangelical Fellowship on the theology of Brian Maclaren, one of the founders of the Emerging Church movement.

Everyone is welcome at this lecture, which will include a time for questions. Light refreshments will also be available. The lecture takes place at 1.10 pm.

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