John Robinson
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John Robinson

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John Robinson holds a BA 1.1 in Biblical and Theological Studies, an M Phil. in Ecumenics, an MA in Archives and Records Management and a PhD in theology from the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin. John has taught and lectured in the Irish School of Ecumenics, the Priory Institute and Carlow College, and was Chair of the Young Leadership Council of the International Council of Christians and Jews which involved interfaith dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians from Europe and the Middle East. He has published a number of peer-reviewed publications, and his book on epistemology in Buddhist-Christian dialogue is due to be published shortly. His research interests include Buddhist-Christian dialogue, Jewish-Christian dialogue, transcendental Thomism and liberation theology.

Published Material

- 'Soteriology and the use of non-Christian Philosophy – an Experiment in Dialogical Theology' – Upcoming publication in the Asian Journal of Christianity January 2019

- Phd Thesis publication agreed with Lit Verlag – undergoing editing.

- ‘Is there a Universal Structure to Thinking?: Longeran in Dialogue with - Rahner and Nāgārjuna.’Mining Truths: Festschrift in honour of Geraldine Smyth OP – Ecumenical Theologian and Peacebuilder ed. John O’Grady, Cathy Higgens and Jude Lal Fernando (Germany: Editions of Sankt Ottilien, 2015)

-The Truth Will Set You Free' – An Epistemological Analysis of Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism as Responses to an Inter-religious World’ – Dialogue journal Ed. Aloyisius Pieris 2010 & 2011

Illuminating Darkness: Mystical Strategies for Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity –  Text, Theology, and Trowel: New Investigations in the Biblical World Ed. Lidia D. Matassa, Jason M. Silverman  (Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011)

- ‘Is there a future for the Anonymous Christian?’ in Ecumenics from the Rim: Explorations in honour of John D’Arcy May (Munster: LIT-Verlag, 2007)

- An Open Letter to Pope Benedict XVI  http://www.jcrelations.net/en/?item=2945

‘Pluralism as a Viable Religious Paradigm for Twenty-First Century Christianity’

Journal of Postgraduate Research, Trinity College Vol 5.

Papers Given At Conferences

‘Towards A Grammar of Dialogue: Seeing Oneself in the Light of the Other’

Hope: A Form of Delusion? Buddhist and Christian Perspectives – European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies, Liverpool Hope University 30 June – 4 July 2011

‘The Place of Religion in the European Secular Academy: Specimen or Subject?’

The Study of Religions in a Changing Europe: Integrity, Translation and Transformation - European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, Istanbul April 26-29 2011

‘Christianity in the Twenty-first Century and the Debate over the Essence of  Christianity.’ 

Mission and Unity- Common Witness Of Separated Churches? Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica Belgrade, 26 – 31 August 2010

‘“The Truth Will Set You Free” – An Epistemological Analysis of Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism as Responses to an Inter-religious World’

From World Mission to Interreligious Witness: Visioning Ecumenics in the 21st Century – Concilium/Irish School of Ecumenics, 16-18 June 2010

Presentation on Eastern Christianity

Conference of Young Leadership Council of International Council of Christians and Jews  2008 – Conference Chair;

‘Bernard Lonergan’s ‘Insight’ and the Dialogue of Religions.’

Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions’ – European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies 8 – 11 June 2007, St Virgil/Salzburg

Austria

‘From Tolerance to Relation Between Faiths.’

The Resurgence of Religion in Europe  – European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies April 11-13 2007

‘Mystical resources for  Biblical Interpretation in Christianity and Judaism.’

Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World, Trinity College 23-25 February 2007 ‘Illuminating Darkness

Conference of Young Leadership Council of International Council of Christians and Jews  2007 ‘ To Share the World – Religious Diversity and Respect’

-‘Introduction to Christianity’

-‘Exploring concepts of the  other – Interactive session looking at  ‘One    Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

- ‘Exploring Conflict between Jews, Muslims and Christians’ – Group session on the film ‘Arna’s Children’

‘Looking at Christian Tradition’

Conference of Young leadership Committee of The International Council of Christians and Jews, Heidelberg 2006

Looking at Christology through Bach’s Mass in B Minor – Conference of Young Leadership Committee of International Council of Christians and Jews, Stockholm 2005

Professional Organisations

Member of European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

Member of Societas Oecumenica

Member of the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka

European Buddhist-Christian Network

Chair of Young Leadership Committee of the International Council of Christians and Jews 2007-09

Vice-Chair Board of Young Leadership Committee of the International Council of Christians and Jews 2004-07

Board Member of youth section of UK Council of Christians and Jews – 2003-04

 

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