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Amazing Grace and its legacies: reflections at 250

15-16 July 2022

John Newton’s ‘Amazing grace’ can lay claim to be one of the best-known hymns worldwide. Believed to have been written in late 1772 in preparation for a New Year’s Day service at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Olney, where Newton was curate, in the ensuing 250 years it has been sung and heard around the world in many different guises, both sacred and secular. Its connections with John Newton’s own life and ministry, its popular status in the USA and beyond, and performances of it by famous singers, religious leaders and politicians are several of the ways in which its meanings and influence have been expressed.

CFP closes 1 January 2022

Further details can be found in the files below:


25-26 August 2022

This colloquium interrogates women’s practice of theology. One can wonder about the type of theology women practiced, to which theology they could have access, to what extent their theological skills were accepted or not by men and by society, in all Christian confessions. Papers should thus question the chronology of women’s access to theology, the status of theology, and the differences between Christian confessions. Did the opening of theology to a broader audience, and especially to women, have an influence on theology as a discipline? Is the access to theology opened to all women or reserved only to some categories (nuns, pastors, catechists, etc)?

The papers should answer to some of these questions. They may be in French or in English.

Proposals should be accompanied by a short CV and by 150-200 word-summary.

They should be sent to Yves Krumenacker (yves.krumenacker@univ-lyon3.fr) AND Clarisse Tesson (clarisse.tesson@u-pec.fr) before September 30, 2021.

Further details on the event website here: https://calenda.org/889764