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Biography

Fr Edward Clare is a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and was appointed to his present position by Archbishop Bernard Longley in 2013, having previously held the part-time role of Director of Parish and Family Catechesis.

He has studied at the University of Edinburgh, Oscott College and the Gregorian and Lateran Universities in Rome, completing a Licence in moral theology in 1996.

His diocesan appointments have included five years at the University of Wolverhampton as Catholic chaplain and lecturer in Applied Theology, eight years as Vocations Director and a total of seven years’ service as Parish Priest in St Patrick’s, Birmingham and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Redditch. He teaches on a variety of Maryvale’s catechetical courses, and is an external lecturer at Oscott College, the diocesan seminary.

Biography

Research interests:

  • Catholic Identity
  • Developing and maintaining Catholic Identity in a secular society
  • Hermeneutic – communicative module of education in RE and Catechesis
  • Catholic Family Education

Recent publications:

  • B. Briliute, (to be published in August 2018), “Contemporary Catholic Studies in a Secular University: Friend or Foe?” (An investigation in to a new understanding of the development of Catholic identity and new models of RE used in a contemporary secular university) in E. Osewska and J. Stala (eds.) The Person and the Challenges: The Journal of Theology, Education, Canon Law and Social Studies Inspired by Pope John Paul II, 8 (2018) no 1. Warszawa, Poland.
  • B. Briliute, “Catechism of the Catholic Church and Laudato Si’” (has been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journal by “Cambridge Scholars Press”, August-September, 2018).
  • B. Briliute, (2017), “Global Overpopulation and Catholic Family Ecology”. (An investigation into Pope Francis’ call for a human ecology, change of culture and how it is linked to the Catholic teaching on family, sex and abortion: Cross-examination of Laudato Si’ and Amoris Laetitia), in E. Osewska and J. Stala (eds.) Religious Education in the Family: European Perspective” II. Warszawa, Poland.
  • B. Briliute & A. Karaliute, (2015), "Theologizing and philosophizing with children and young people: towards a new paradigm in RE”. (Research on Religious Values' Change in Lithuania) in E. Osewska and J. Stala (eds.) 'Religious Education in the Family: European Perspective”. Warszawa, Poland.
  • B. Briliute, (2007), “Society beyond ‘Modernity’ and Change of Relationship between Schools and Society: Implications for Learning and Teaching”, in Herman Lombaerts (Ed.) Leadership and Management of Catholic Schools, MTC, Kaunas – Malta, pp. 12-23.
  • B. Briliute,(2005), "Search for Spirituality and Identity in Post-communist Lithuania", in Bert Roebben and Michael Warren, Religious Education as Practical Theology, MTC, Kaunas - Leuven, pp. 49-60.
  • "Society beyond ‘Modernity’ and Change of Relationship between Schools and Society: Implications for Learning and Teaching" (2007), in Herman Lombaerts "Leadership and Management of Catholic Schools", MTC, Kaunas – Malta, pp. 12-23, (Chapter in the book).
  • B. Briliute, "Pilot Study on Religious Identity and how it correlates with other dimensions of Social Life in Transformation" (presentation of the results of empirical research on value change among youngsters in the EU)", in Soter, 11 (39), Kaunas, 2005, pp. 47-82.

Academic support materials:

  • Licence in Catechetics. Student Handbook: Study and Assignment Guide, Module 1, 2 &3, (2015), Maryvale Institute, Birmingham.
  • Study and Assignment Guide, Module 6; (Preparation and publication), Heythrop College, University of London. (2013).

Catechetical & Religious Education textbooks:

  • Our Father, (2002), Catholic Prayer book for children, MTC, Kaunas.
  • Nation of God, (1997), textbook for X grade, TKK, Kaunas.
  • Jesus Christ Yesterday and Today (1996), textbook for IX grade, TKK, Kaunas.
  • Our Father, (1994), textbook for III grade, TKK, Kaunas.
  • God the Saviour, (1993), Religious activity book for grade VIII, TKK, Kaunas.
  • God Loves Me, (1992), textbook for I grade, TKK, Kaunas.

Memberships and current research:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (GB), since 2018.
  • A team member of the researchers working on the international research project “Enhancement of Catholic Identity of the Catholic Schools (England and Wales)”, since 2013.
  • A member of the team of organizers of the on-going international professional enrichment leave for the Australian principals of the Catholic schools. (Under auspices and supervision of Prof. D. Pollefeyt, KU Leuven, Belgium), since 2008.
  • A member of The Catholic Theological Association (GB), since 2007.
  • A member of The European Association of Catholic Theology, since 2012.

Biography

Dr Keith Chappell is Pathway Leader for Apologetics on the MA Programme as well as being the academic tutor for the modules Catholic Social Thought (on the Faith and Culture pathway) and Catholicism and Contemporary Currents of Spirituality (on the pathway in Spirituality). Dr Chappell has taught for many years on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Maryvale, and supervises and examines doctoral work.

He holds undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and doctorates in both theology and biology. From 2013-2015 he was Teaching Fellow in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Reading; from 2015-2017 he was a researcher for the Learning About Science and Religion Project at the same university, and since March 2015 has been a Research Fellow in Science and Religion at Canterbury Christchurch University.

Recent relevant publications include:

  • K, Chappell, M. Reiss and B. Billingsley, Science, Religion and Education (New York: Springer, in press).
  • K. Chappell, B. Billingsley and M. Abedin, A Teachers Guide to Science and Religion in the Classroom (London: Routledge, 2018).
  • K. Chappell, 'Breaking the cycle: Interrupting the Perpetuation of Erroneous Ideas About the Nature of Science in the Educational System', School Science Review, 99 (367), December 2017, pp.19-25.
  • B. Billingsley, M. Nassaji, A. Costa and K. Chappell, 'What do Teenagers Believe About the Soul? Findings From a Survey and Interview Study With Upper Secondary School Students', in N. Spurway and L. Hickman (eds.) Forty Years of Science and Religion: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).

Biography

Marie has been involved with Maryvale for twenty years – first as student, then as associate staff. She has a professional background in youth ministry and project management and wide experience of parish catechesis and work for social justice. In 2015, Marie gained her PhD from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her thesis entitled "'Trimming their lamps', an analysis and investigation of the participation of women in the Catholic Church in the Anglosphere since the Second Vatican Council".

Biography

Fr Michael Cullinan is the Director of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences (HIRS) at Maryvale and Director of the B.Div. Programme. He has been part of the Maryvale academic staff since 1995 and full-time since 2009, when he became Director of the B.A. (Div.) Programme. He has been Director of the B.Div. Programme since November 2013, before which he was its Academic Director from its inception in 2011.

Fr Michael is a priest of the Diocese of Westminster, ordained in 1995. He gained an external STB from Leuven in 1994 summa cum laude. After serving in the parishes of Holy Trinity, Brook Green and St James’s Spanish Place he went to Rome for further studies in 2000, living at the Pontifical Portuguese College. He gained an STL in moral theology from the Angelicum in Rome in 2002 and defended his Doctorate at the Alfonsianum in 2005 summa cum laude. His dissertation was selected for publication by the Alfonsianum in its series Tesi Accademia Alfonsiana.

As a moral theologian specialising in the ethical teaching of St Paul, Fr Michael has spoken at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, at the Catholic Theological Association, at the 2016 Sacra Liturgia Conference and lectured at the International Theological Institute in Austria. He is also a member of the Association of Teachers of Moral Theology.

His publications include:

  • ‘The Ethical Character of the Mysteries: Observations from a Moral Theologian’, in Lang, Uwe Michael (ed.), Authentic Liturgical Renewal in Contemporary Perspective. Proceedings of the Sacra Liturgia Conference held in London, 5–8 July 2016 (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017), 53–68.
  • Review of Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues (Oxford: OUP, 2009), in Usus Antiquior, 2 (July, 2011), 174–176
  • ‘Was St Paul a woman-hater?’, in The Universe, 26 December 2010, 31,34.
  • ‘Matters of Principle’. Review of James F. Keenan, A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences (Continuum, 2010), in The Tablet, 2 October 2010, 22.
  • Review of Jeffrey Pinyan, Praying the Mass. The Prayers of the People (www.prayingthemass.com, 20092), in The Sower, Apr–Jun 2010, 42.
  • ‘A Priest Looks at the Motu Proprio’, in Mass of Ages. The Latin Mass Society Magazine 163 (February 2010), 11–13.
  • ‘Why Contemporary Moral Theology Needs St Paul’, in Faith Magazine 41.3 (May & Jun 2009), 10–13.
  • ‘Is Paul a Catholic?’, in Mass of Ages. The Latin Mass Society Magazine 160 (May 2009), 24–25.
  • 'Victor Paul Furnish’s Theology of Ethics in Saint Paul. An Ethic of Transforming Grace' (Tesi Accademia Alfonsiana, 3; Rome: Editiones Academiae Alfonsianae, 2007).

His lectures and knowledge dissemination include:

  • ‘Eight Days of Creation’ lecture organized by Benedictus Trust, London, November 2016.
  • Response to Werner Wolbert, ‘The “Sitz im Leben” of Ethical Categories’, Association of Teachers of Moral Theology, Leeds, November 2016.
  • Response to Kenneth M. Weare, ‘Climate Change Ethics: Moral Reflections on Global Warming’, to Association of Teachers of Moral Theology, Leeds, November 2014.
  • A Talk on the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium to Hillingdon Deanery, September 2014.
  • ‘Method in Theology: A Presentation of the International Theological Commission Document “Theology Today: Perspectives, Principles and Criteria” of 29 November 2011’ to Association of Teachers of Moral Theology, Leeds, November 2012.
  • ‘Paul as a Model Moral Theologian’ to Association of Teachers of Moral Theology, Leeds, November 2009.
  • ‘Finding Commandments in Paul’ to SBL International Conference, Edinburgh, July 2006; also to CTA, Durham, August 2006.

Fr Michael comes from Torquay in Devon, where he grew up and went to school. His first career was as a mathematician, reading mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford from 1975 to 1978, and then going to Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he did a Ph.D. in numerical analysis. He held academic posts at the University of Salford and Dublin City University before entered Allen Hall Seminary in 1988. His interest in mathematics remains and in 2017 he gave an invited paper at the Conference on Approximation and Optimization: Algorithms, Complexity, and Applications in Athens.

Biography

Canon Evans was appointed as Course Director in Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition in February 2014. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, a member of the Metropolitan Chapter and of the Metropolitan Tribunal. After studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he was awarded a PhL summa cum laude, he served as a curate at St Mary’s the Mount, Walsall, when he was also chaplain to St Thomas More RC Comprehensive School. He became curate at St Aloysius, Oxford, two years later, before becoming lecturer in philosophy at Oscott College, the diocesan seminary. In the eighteen years he was there, he assisted at the weekends at St John Fisher, West Heath, Birmingham. He was dean of studies and vice rector. He co-ordinated the Oscott-Queen’s Joint Course on the Eucharist. He became secretary to the Bishops’ Conference Committee for Faith and Culture.

In 2001, Canon Evans was appointed parish priest of St Austin’s, Stafford. While there he became a member of English ARC From 2001-2006, he was episcopal vicar for Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Coventry. He undertook postgraduate research at Liverpool Hope University for a thesis entitled Wonder, Encounter and Wisdom. Laying the Foundations of Pastoral Philosophy. He served as parish priest of St Teresa’s, Charlbury and is a Member of Council at Newman University. He was appointed chair of the Diocesan Committee for the Year of Faith. His research interests are in metaphysics and epistemology, the history of philosophy, and the authors Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maurice Blondel and Edith Stein. He continues to be concerned with ecumenical dialogue, the dialogue with culture and with atheism, and with the philosophical aspects of preaching the gospel.

Biography

In addition to being a member of the HIRS Council (non-permanent faculty) at Maryvale, Mr Hodgetts is a regular lecturer on the Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy & the Catholic Tradition courses, specialising particularly in ecclesiastical history and history of philosophy.

Outside of Maryvale, Mr Hodgetts is Historical Director at Harvington Hall and is a prolific author of books and articles, his latest research being Midland Martyrs, 1580-1680, published by the Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission in 2018. Other publications include:

  • M. Hodgetts, (2018), Midland Martyrs, 1580-1680, Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission, Birmingham.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2016), 'Hides and Hinges: Boscobel and Harvington', Midland Catholic History, no.23.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2015), 'Lyford Grange, 1581-1681', Midland Catholic History, no.22.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2015), 'The Jesuits in Sutton Coldfield: a Note', Midland Catholic History, no.22.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2014), 'Midland Recusant Altars', Midland Catholic History, no.21.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2013), 'Francis Martyn (1782-1838)', Midland Catholic History, no.20.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2012), 'Thomas Strange and the Powder Plot', Midland Catholic History, no.19.
  • A.M. Hodgson and M. Hodgetts (eds.), (2011), Little Malvern Letters I:1482-1737 (Catholic Records Society: Records Series), Catholic Records Society.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2011), 'Greys Court, Oxfordshire', Midland Catholic History, no.18.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2010), 'Recusant Liturgy, 1559-1791', Midland Catholic History, no.17.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2009), 'Worcester Conformity Certificates, 1614-27', Midland Catholic History, no.16.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2008), 'Itinerant Priests in Oxfordshire, 1592', Midland Catholic History, no.15.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2006), 'Michael Washington Greenslade (1929-2005)', Midland Catholic History, no.13.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2006), 'The Plot in Warwickshire and Worcestershire', Midland Catholic History, no.12.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2005), 'The Chimney Hide at Mapledurham', Midland Catholic History, no.11.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2004), 'Rushock Court, 1595', Midland Catholic History, no.10.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2002-2003), 'The Holtes of Aston Hall, Birmingham', Midland Catholic History, no.9.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2002), Life at Harvington, 1250-2000, Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission, Birmingham.
  • M. Hodgetts, (2000), 'Campion in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, 1581', Midland Catholic History, no.7.
  • V.A. McClelland and M. Hodgetts (eds.), (1999), From Without the Flaminian Gate: 150 Years of Roman Catholicism in England and Wales, 1850-2000, Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd, London.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1995), 'Origins of Recusancy: the Pakingtons, 1530-80', Midland Catholic History, no.4.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1994), 'Thomas Belson's "Complaint"', Midland Catholic History, no.3.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1994), '"Thomas Belson's '"Wharton's Ghost"', Midland Catholic History, no.3.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1992), 'Mrs Packington and a Shakespearian Emblem, 1607', Midland Catholic History, no.2.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1991), 'Recusant Contributors to the Worcester Cathedral Organ, 1613', Midland Catholic History, no.1.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1990), Midlands Catholic Buildings: an Approach to the History of the Church through Buildings, Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission, Birmingham.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1989), Secret Hiding Places, Veritas Publications, Dublin.
  • M. Hodgetts, (1987), St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham: a Guide to the First Catholic Cathedral Built After the Reformation , Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission, Birmingham.

Biography

Nichola has been part of Maryvale Institute for over 23 years, first as a student and then for the last 14 years as a member of the academic staff. Nichola is in the Order of Consecrated Virgins and has been serving the Church for the last 26 years after a long period in the world of horses.

At Maryvale Nichola began as Director of the Evangelisation and Ministry Course and also developed a strategy for evangelisation which she introduced into many parishes in the archdiocese and presented in another Diocese.

She now works part-time at Maryvale, mostly in parishes looking at the ‘Parish as a School of Prayer’ and the New Evangelisation. Nichola is also deeply involved at her home in Hilton where a House of Prayer is up, running and constantly developing.

Biography

A school teacher by profession, Mary completed an STB at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland. She then went on to complete an STL at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome where she is currently enrolled for the completion of her doctorate.

Biography

Rev Dr Robert Ignatius Letellier was educated in Grahamstown, Cambridge, Salzburg, Rome (the Gregorian University, the Biblical Institute) and Jerusalem (the Ecole Biblique). He is a member of Trinity College (Cambridge), the Salzburg Centre for Research in the Early English Novel (University of Salzburg), the Maryvale Institute (Birmingham), and the teaching panel of the Institute for Continuing Education at Madingley Hall (Cambridge).

From 1993 he has been a lecturer in Sacred Scripture at the Maryvale Institiute. In 2010, with Maryvale accredited Pontifical status (an Ecclesiastical Institute of Religious Sciences), he was appointed to the Scripture Faculty. Apart from introducing the Old and New Testaments, his lectures there have included courses on the Bible and music, art and the historico-geographical contexts of the Holy Land. He also teaches for the Institute of Continuing Education in Cambridge. He began lecturing at Madingley Hall in 2004, since when he has presented some 30 courses in music, literature and cultural history.

His publications number over 100 items, including 10 books on the Bible (Creation, Abraham, the Bible as Revelatory Word, the Bible as Oracular Word, the Bible and Art, the Bible and Music, the Bible and Covenant, Sunday and Festal Sermons). He has also produced books and articles on the English novel (particularly the Gothic Novel and Sir Walter Scott), and European culture. Here he has specialized in the Romantic opera, especially the work of Giacomo Meyerbeer (an English edition of his diaries, studies of his operas), Daniel-François-Esprit Auber and the opéra-comique, and Ludwig Minkus and the Romantic Ballet.

Biography

Mary began her studies with a degree in Modern History at Cambridge University and then moved to study Divinity at London University in 1982. Her doctoral work dealt with Jesus as wonderworker in the setting of late antiquity however she subsequently moved to teaching and researching Old Testament texts. She has lectured in three Catholic Higher Education Institutes as well as in two Seminaries. She came to be associated with Maryvale Institute through the link with Liverpool Hope University while she was Head of Department there.

She has given numerous talks and study days in Parishes and in adult theological education contexts as well as publishing a number of books. These include a recently published introduction to the Book of Jeremiah and the Third Edition of a study guide on Joshua to Kings.

Biography

Paul is a qualified Youth and Community Worker and a professional practice tutor with the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission in Nottingham. He studied on the Parish Catechesis and Applied Theology course at Maryvale between 1999-2001 and has been a marker on the CNEM Youth pathway.

Paul's work with young people and adults frequently touches on Catholic spirituality and prayer, and a priority for him in this role will be to encourage good formation in prayer which he sees as being essential to conversion and discipleship. Paul has written a short Grove booklet on young people and prayer (Timeless Approaches to Prayer), co-leads a youth retreat called Breathe, and is a contributor to ROOTS magazine.

He and his wife, Joanne, are oblates at St Mary's Abbey, Colwich.

Biography

I am Rev Dr Martin Ifeanyi Onuoha, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara, in Imo State, Nigeria. I was born on the 17th of July 1973, the third of only nine children. My ordination to the priesthood was on the 4th of August 2001, after receiving a degree in Philosophy (1996) and Theology (2001) from the Pontifical Urban University Rome (through Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu, Nigeria), and a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. I served in my home diocese as assistant parish priest for three years, and parish priest for two years, before being sent for further studies in Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Rome, Italy.

After my master’s degree, I served for a short time in a parish in New York, as my bishop in Nigeria preferred that, if I pursued a doctorate degree, it should be in a parish setting so as not to turn out an abstract theologian, out of touch with pastoral realities. He was willing to have me do some mission work after my studies, since priests are not in short supply in the diocese. We have about 500 indigenous priests (Diocesan and Religious) working in different parts of the world - my diocese is often called the Ireland of Africa. It was during my time in New York that I encountered an English priest who relayed to me the great need for priests in this country, for which some dioceses were closing, and in some cases selling churches. It was such a shock to me, coming from a country where the Church is still young (just about 100 years old) and vibrant, with many new parishes and dioceses being created, and magnificent churches rising. I had just fundraised and supervised the building of a presbytery and new Church before leaving my country. The question put to me was, ‘why would you prefer to serve in the US, in a parish with six priests, while there are parishes without a single priest elsewhere?’ I prayed about this and had a chat with my bishop, who himself studied in England. He was agreeable to a move to England. I told my English friend to contact the diocese and, if they wanted me, I would willingly come. They did and here I am!

There was indeed work to be done. I arrived in November 2008, served first as assistant parish priest in St Joseph’s Birkenhead, as a supply priest in eight parishes around the diocese, as assistant parish priest in the parishes of St Werburgh and St Clare in Chester, before being asked by Bishop Mark, in 2011, to take charge of St. Clare’s parish, Chester, followed by Holy Angels parish, Hale Barns. During these years, I have been invited to lead Days of Renewal for the Charismatics and Retreats for different groups in this diocese and neighbouring dioceses. I also teach theology at Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, since completing my doctoral research in 2013.

Biography

Natalie is a National Speaker for Catholic Voices and is actively involved in many aspects of Parish life. She has run a parish youth group for a number of years and also children’s liturgy. Natalie is passionate about empowering and enabling Catholics to proclaim their faith.

Prior to joining the Maryvale team she was an assistant psychologist providing individual and group therapy and for over 14 years was a Detention Officer for West Midlands Police.

Biography

Having studied Theology at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, Lianne spent 12 years as a business manager for a large retail firm, before returning to her theology roots after the birth of her twins. Prior to her appointment as the Diocesan Family Ministry Project Worker, Lianne was employed by her parish as a Pastoral Assistant for 8 years. Aside from her paid role, she is actively involved in other aspects of parish life and has been a member of the choir for 26 years.

Family is the foundation of the world we live in and regardless of what stage we are at within our own families I hope to be able to offer support and guidance to encourage Christ to be at the heart of every family.

Biography

Stephen obtained a first class honours degree in philosophy from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne before training as a primary school teacher. Between 1992 and 1998 he taught at St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Little Hulton, Manchester.

From 1995-1998 he studied on the Masters Programme in Religious Education and Catechetics at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, graduating with Distinction. In September 1998, Stephen moved to Birmingham and began working for Maryvale full-time in the role of Archdiocesan In-Service Coordinator for Religious, Moral and Spiritual Formation.

In January 2000 he became Programme Director for Maryvale’s distance learning MA Programme as well as Director of the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, a basic theology course for teachers in Catholic schools.

Stephen has taught a wide variety of subjects across Maryvale’s programmes, at both FE and HE level, has written a number of distance-learning course texts for both CCRS and MA Programmes in the areas of Religious Education, Catechesis, and Educational Leadership, and has edited many works used on the MA Programme, particularly in the areas of catechesis and spiritual theology.

In 2013, he obtained his doctorate in theology from Liverpool Hope University for a thesis entitled Recent Catholic Debate Concerning the Intermediate State: an Analysis and Critical Response. His current research interests include: philosophical accounts of identity through death and resurrection, Catholicism and evolution, and the doctrine of hell. Stephen has recently been appointed external examiner for the BA/BSc in Theology and Religious Studies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He is husband to Ruth and father to Joseph, Maria, Raphael, Elizabeth, Gabriel and Benedict.

Stephen's latest research, Between Death and Resurrection: A Critical Response to Recent Catholic Debate Concerning the Intermediate State was published by Bloomsbury in 2017.

 

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