Tag Archives: Visiting Professors

VPI in depth: An interview with Professor Carole Sargent

By Samantha Lin Last fall, The Lay Centre hosted a six-part lecture series, titled “The Peripheries in Our Lives, ” which featured theologians and other experts in their respective fields, who spoke from a faith perspective on a range of … Continue reading

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Recognizing the humanity in ‘the other’

By Samantha Lin In December, we welcomed resident scholar Tamara Sonn, who holds the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair in the History of Islam at Georgetown University’s Alaweed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. While in Rome, Professor Sonn gave … Continue reading

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Lay Centre ‘a natural fit’ for Oxford research fellow

Lay Centre: Could you please tell us something about yourself and your work? Patrick Houlihan: I’m a research fellow in history at the University of Oxford. My main scholarly interests include the intersections of religion and war in the 20th century, … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox priest welcomed at Lay Centre

  Lay Centre: Could you please tell us something about yourself and your work? Archpriest Dmitry Sizonenko: I was born in Siberia and went on to study in St. Petersburg, where I am currently a professor at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. The … Continue reading

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Jewish studies professor enjoys Lay Centre welcome

I was born and brought up in a Catholic family of bulb farmers on my father’s side and carpenters on my mother’s side. As a young child, I very much enjoyed the mystical and spiritual dimension of the Catholic Church. I served … Continue reading

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