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Christ and Ecology: Deep Incarnation
October 25, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented By: Celia E. Deane-Drummond, Ph.D
How are deep incarnation and Divine immanence related?
Deane-Drummond aims to clarify this relationship and to argue for a grounded understanding of Christology that takes its cues from an expansive interpretation of theodrama, where the central act is the life, death and resurrection of Christ. In her view, other creatures are not simply the stage for human dramatic action, but join in the drama from the beginning of the creation of the world, thus offering a theological basis for valuation of other creaturely kinds.
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About our Presenter:
Celia E. Deane-Drummond is currently a full Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame where she is also a Fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health. Deane-Drummond graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and obtained a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading University. During her scientific career, she lectured both nationally and internationally and published over thirty scientific articles.
She then obtained a doctorate in systematic theology from Manchester University and has lectured widely both nationally and internationally on all areas relating theology and theological ethics with aspects of the biosciences, especially ecology and genetics.
Her publications focus particularly on the engagement of systematic theology and the biological sciences, as well as on practical, ethical issues in bioethics and environmental ethics.
From 2000 to 2011 she held a professorial chair in theology and the biological sciences at the University of Chester where she was Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences. She has served as editor of the international journal Ecotheology and on the spirituality team at the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD), working explicitly in the area of environmental justice and climate change. Her more recent books include Ecotheology, Christ and Evolution: Wonder and Wisdom, Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans and Other Animals, edited with David Clough, Seeds of Hope: Facing the Challenge of Climate Justice; Religion and Ecology in the Public Sphere, edited with Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.