Invitation from St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University in partnership with the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University, announces a groundbreaking conference at the end of June aimed at reigniting theological dialogue in the UK and engaging a wider audience.
 
Scheduled from 20th to 22nd June, the conference will examine the theme of the Royal Priesthood and its significance for the renewal of the Church. Drawing from the first letter of St Peter, ‘You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession’, this event promises both deep theological insights and practical applications. 
 
The Royal Priesthood is a rich scriptural theme which draws together God's work of creating and saving humanity in Christ. With implications for the Church and the sacraments, the theology of nature and grace, and many other central Catholic doctrines, it has great potential to aid the renewal already well underway in contemporary Catholic theology, and, more concretely, to direct this renewal towards an awakening and revival of the Church in our times.
 
Supported by Bishop Richard Moth, the conference will feature renowned academics and scholars from across the world, who will be coming to speak on topics close to their heart. Among them are Professor John Bergsma, Vice-President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville; Professor Matthew Levering, James N. Jr. and Mary D. Perry Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary; and Professor Lawrence Feingold, Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology. 
 
During the conference, these academics will deliver keynote speeches, addressing the relevance of theological concepts for our daily lives.
 
Adding an extra layer of depth will be the presence of Bishop Erik Varden, Bishop of Trondheim, as the spiritual father of the conference. He will be present throughout the three days, celebrating Mass and enriching discussions with his unique insights.
 
In addition to established scholars, the conference will also provide a platform for early-career academics and theologians to present their research. This platform is uniquely aimed, not only at promoting their work, but also encouraging their professional development and contribution to the field of theology.
 
Tickets for the conference are now available to purchase, with full-price priced at £350, covering accommodation and meals for all three days. Day tickets are also available starting at £90, which includes access for a single day of your choosing and all meals. 

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This conference will offer a profound and enriching experience to seasoned academics and enthusiasts alike, uniting diverse voices to deepen understanding of this topic and foster renewal within the Church.