A Public Lecture by Dr Andrew Pierce entitled “The Legacy of Vision: John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University” will take place in Carlow College on 1st February 2011.

“The Legacy of Vision: John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University”

Public Lecture by Dr Andrew Pierce

Cobden Hall, Carlow College, Carlow

Tuesday, 01 February, 2011 at 1.45 p.m.

Dr. Andrew Pierce

Dr Andrew Pierce is Lecturer in Ecumenics at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin.His research interests centre on the connections between theological modernism and religious anti-modernism.

A frequent commentator on ecumenical affairs, his recent publications include chapters in Karl Rahner: Theologian for the Twenty-First Century (Padraic Conway and Fainche Ryan, Eds; 2010) and George Tyrrell and Catholic Modernism (Oliver P Rafferty, SJ, Ed; 2010), as well as articles in The Furrow, Search, Doctrine & Life, Milltown Studies, Concilium, One in Christ and Oekumenische Rundschau.

In 2008-09, Dr Pierce was a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow, and spent part of this time as a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Newman Studies at UCD, where he delivered the 2009 Newman Lecture. He serves as a member of the International Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) and is presently the President of Societas Oecumenica, the European Association for Ecumenical Research.