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Sarah Coakley and the future of Systematic Theology

Posted on 5 July 2010 wgleeson

PaCT, Charles Sturt University and United Theological College will host a two day symposium: Sarah Coakley and the future of Systematic Theology.  The event will take placefrom 12 - 13 July, 2010, at the Centre for Ministry at North Parramatta. 

Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, and Fellow of Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall), Cambridge.

As an ordained Anglican Priest and Academic, Sarah Coakley hasSarah Coakley offered an influential voice into the streams of systematic, philosophical and feminist theology and Christian spirituality.  Her work has explored issues of sexuality and faith, reframing Church history and historical figures, the Christ narrative and prayer, spirituality and spiritual healing.

The academic career of Sarah Coakley has seen her teach in the halls of Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Lancaster and Harvard, as well as in the capacity of Chaplain in the Boston Prison System and beyond.

“Sarah Coakley and the future of Systematic Theology” recognises Sarah Coakley’s contribution to a vast range of theological disciplines, and brings together theologians from around the world, including:

  • Stephen Burns, Charles Sturt University, Sydney
  • Oliver Crisp, Bristol University
  • Nicola Hoggard-Creegan, Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School, Auckland
  • Anne Hunt, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
  • Nathan Kerr, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville
  • Annette Larrea, University of Sydney
  • Benjamin Myers, Charles Sturt University, Sydney
  • Janice Rees, Charles Sturt University, Sydney
  • Scott Stephens, Trinity Theological College, Brisbane
  • Matthew John Paul Tan, Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, Rome
  • Steve Taylor, Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, Adelaide
  • Heather Thomson, Charles Sturt University, Canberra
  • Nick Trakakis, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Paul Tyson, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane

For more information on the symposium, or to register for the event, visit the UTC web site 

Sarah Coakley Links:

Cambridge University Faculty of Divinity Page


The deepening life of a silent prayer group by Sarah Coakley

Meditation as subversive activity by Sarah Coakley

Sarah Coakley: Living prayer and leadership interview from Faith & Leadership

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