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Colin Gunton Lecture Day

Colin Gunton Lecture Day

Colin GuntonThe Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London announced a series of public lectures dedicated to the memory and work of Colin Gunton. Colin held the Chair of Christian Doctrine at King’s for many years and deeply shaped its theology.

These lecture days have included contributions by staff in conversation with Colin’s theological work and the opportunity for a good number of postgraduate papers.


Future events

'The Theological Location of Paradox: An Ecumenical Exploration of Nature, Grace and Sin' - Wednesday 8th May 2019, 6pm - 7.30pm.

K3.11, Strand Campus, King's College London, WC2R 2LS

Professor Karen Kilby (Bede Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University) 

5.00pm - Wine Reception, Staff Common Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus

6.00pm - Gunton Lecture, K3.11 (King’s Building, Strand Campus)

The Gunton Lecturer: Professor Karen Kilby is the Bede Chair in Catholic Theology at Durham University. As a systematic theologian, Prof Kilby has engaged closely with two of the major twentieth century Catholic theologians, Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar, and is the author of three highly regarded monographs: Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction (Eerdmans, 2012); A Brief Introduction to Karl Rahner (SPCK, 2007); and Karl Rahner: Theology and Philosophy (Routledge, 2004). In addition to 20th century Catholic theology, Prof Kilby is interested in a range of themes in systematic theology, including the doctrine of the Trinity, questions around sin and suffering, and the place of mystery in Christian thought. She is current President of the Society for the Study of Theology.

Any questions? Contact Dr Lydia Schumacher, Senior Lecturer in the Department at

Please register via Eventbrite if you plan to attend.

Past events

2018: ‘Sexual Identities and Sexual Vocations’

The 2018 Lecture was given by Professor Mark D Jordan (Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought at Harvard University Divinity School) at 6pm on 2 May 2018, in K2.30 (King's Building, Strand Campus).

More details can be found here.

2017: 'Hugo Grotius, Theologian?' 

The 2017 Lecture was given by Professor Oliver O’Donovan (Professor Emeritus, Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, University of Edinburgh) at 6pm on 16 May 2017, in K2.31 (King’s Building, Strand Campus).

More details can be found here.


The first Colin Gunton Lecture Day - 20 September 2011

The department was delighted that Professor Alan Torrance (University of St Andrews) agreed to be our first distinguished lecturer. 

The day included presentations by staff and students in the Department for staff, students and RIST invitees. In the evening there was a public lecture by Professor Torrance.

> Download the full programme (pdf)

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