Dr. Eleanor McLaughlin will explore the concept of integrity in relation to persons from the perspective of disability theology in a free online lecture next month.
‘Disability theology takes the experience of disability as a starting point from which to explore wide-ranging theological questions,’ says Dr McLaughlin. ‘It takes seriously the fact that our bodies (with their capacities and their limitations) impact the way that we experience the world. Disability theology recognises that the way each of us is embodied shapes our experience, and that there is no normative experience of embodiment.’
Dr McLaughlin’s lecture will be held on March 16, 2022 from 7pm–8pm (BST). The lecture is free of charge but booking is required. Book your place
The lecture is part of a series on the Theology of the Person which seeks to recover the concept of the “Person” for a theological engagement of contemporary culture. The series is run by Regent College’s Centre for Humanity and the Common Good.
Dr McLaughlin is the Programme Leader of Postgraduate Programmes in Theology, Imagination and Culture at Sarum College and a Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for Religion & Culture at Regent’s Park College.
The James M. Houston Centre for Humanity and the Common Good is a five-year initiative of Regent College dedicated to the question of human identity and its importance for conceptions of the good life. Grounded in Dr. James M. Houston’s Christian theological vision of integrative scholarship combining academic study, practical research, and lived reality, the centre will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-religious dialogue on the question of what it means to be human. Through planned collaboration with University of British Columbia and other academic institutions, and by inviting insights from a wide range of secular and religious perspectives, the centre aims to engage in a broad consideration of human identity and the common good. View the Centre’s recent videos