Research Colloquium February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the first Research Colloquium for 2017 is coming up on Friday 17 February. It will start at 1.30pm and will be in G3 where we will have more room for all our attendees.

All HDR students and their supervisors are in the process of being contacted regarding their presentations for the year. ALL enrolled HDR students are scheduled to present once in the calendar year unless they are close to submitting for examination so if I have contacted you about presenting, please ensure that you respond so I can confirm the schedule prior to this first Colloquium on 17 February.

The program for the Colloquium on 17 February is as follows:

1.30pm – 2.15pm Gerard Moore Faculty Presentation Contemporary Liturgical Reform: the influence of German romaticism
2.15pm – 3.00pm Jeff Aernie Faculty Presentation The Extravagant Discipleship of an Anonymous Woman (Mark 14:3–9)

Gerard Moore Contemporary Liturgical Reform: the influence of German romanticism
The 20th century liturgical reform movement has worked from a range of underlying constructs, amongst which are the aesthetic ideal of ‘ noble simplicity’ and the theory of ‘organic development’. Prominent in Catholic circles, these have also influenced liturgical renewal at large. Their origin has been traced into the late 19th century, but there are links to earlier late 18th century German romanticism. The more these links are untangled, the more clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the working principles underpinning contemporary liturgical renewal are brought to light. Often the past is more present than we think!

Jeff Aernie Jeffrey Aernie The Extravagant Discipleship of an Anonymous Woman (Mark 14:3–9)
The intention in the present paper is to describe how Mark’s narrative portrait of the anonymous woman who anoints Jesus (Mark 14:3–9) contributes to our definition of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The suggestion that I want to put forward is that the woman’s narrative is a portrait of active discipleship. In particular, the way in which the widow’s extravagant act of anointing embodies larger dimensions of Mark’s presentation of Jesus’ cross speaks to her importance in the wider narrative.

HDR Students are reminded that their participation in the Research Colloquiums is a critical component of their candidature and that apologies should be sent to me at [email protected]

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