29th Apr 2023
Symposium – Ecology and Creation Theology
  • 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Public - Talk
  • Aula Spencer, Oscott College
  • £

In light of the ongoing interest in the Ecology, which can often be understood solely in terms of protecting the environment, this one-day Symposium is an opportunity to reflect on its context within a theology of creation. A broader understanding of ecology will be discussed with reference to Scripture, Christology, Mariology, Eucharistic theology, Sacramentology, Christian spirituality and ontology.

Papers will focus on:

  • the relationship between Christ and Creation
  • a philosophical understanding of the relationship between God and Creation
  • The relationship between Mary, Creation and Sacraments
  • Human beings and God in everyday life (providence)
  • The place of human beings in relation to creation (integral ecology)


08.30-09.00: Arrivals and Registration
09.00-09.15: Welcome and Opening Address
09.15-10.10: Dr Angela Costley: Christ and Creation in Hebrews
10.10-11.00: Rev Dr Francis Selman: What is Creation? Philosophical explorations from Aquinas
11.00-11.20: Coffee break
11.20-12.15: Dr Chris Wojtulewicz: Erich Przywara on the analogy of being: creation and participation
12.30-13.15: Mass
13.15-14.15: Lunch
14.15-15.15: Dr Andrew TJ Kaethler: Alexander Schmemann and Joseph Ratzinger on the Eucharist and Creation
15.15-16.10: Dr Sarah Boss: The place of Mariology in a Sacramental World
16.10-16.30: Coffee Break
16.30-17.15: Dr Mary McCaughey: Human beings fully alive: Rediscovering Causality, Providence and Joy in a nihilistic world.
17.15-18.00: Rev Dr Eamonn Mulcahy C.S.Sp.- Pope Francis on Creation, Integral Ecology and Spirituality
18.00-18.30: Discussion panel and conclusion
18.45-19.15: Evening prayer and adoration.
19.15          : Departures

Tickets include access to all lectures and discussions, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch. Participants will be required to make their own accommodation arrangements as accommodation is unfortunately not available at the college. Parking at the college is free of charge.

Cost: Tickets are £55 from Eventbrite . Discounted tickets are available for full-time students and OAPs. Please make direct contact with us by email: enquiries@oscott.org or 0121 321 5000