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The Ebor Lectures: Dr Celia Deane-Drummond

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Title: A Recovery of Wisdom: Ecology and Theology in Higher Education

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The presupposition of this lecture is clear; that a vision for 2020 has to include ecological issues. But precisely how to incorporate these questions into higher education and theological education in particular is more challenging.

The main thesis of this lecture is that such education will be most effective if it is perceived within a wider framework of educating for wisdom. John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University as well as Thomas Aquinas’ understanding of prudence or practical wisdom provide important resources in making this case. This lecture will develop an integrated approach to educational practice as the most effective method for education that is transformative and life changing. It is also arguably essential in view of the global ecological challenges facing humanity, and so relevant for public discussion of educational policy more broadly.

Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond... is a senior research fellow and the inaugural director of Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall, University of Oxford and formerly a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. She holds two honours degrees, one in Natural Science from Cambridge University, and one in theology from Trinity College Bristol, as well as a doctorate in plant physiology and a doctorate in systematic theology.

Dr. Deane-Drummond formally chaired the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment and is a founding fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, where she presently serves as a trustee and on its executive committee. She is an editor of Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences, the author of more than two hundred papers published in scientific and scholarly journals and in volumes of collected works, editor or co-editor of fifteen books, most recently: (with Sigurd Bergmann and Markus Vogt) Religion in the Anthropocene (2017). Dr. Deane-Drummond is also the author or co-author of eight other monographs, including Creation through Wisdom (2000).

Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond's latest book, Theological Ethics through a Multi-Species Lens, is the first volume in a three-volume series on The Evolution of Wisdom. It explores the origins of our moral agency, and, in considering human relationships with animals, offers a holistic multispecies framework for moral action.

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