RC Diocese of Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire Theological Circle – Public Meeting

Aberdeenshire Theological Circle – Public Meeting

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Date(s) - 04/12/2017
14:00 - 15:30

Universities Chaplaincy


Aberdeenshire Theological Circle (founded 1882) invite you to a Public Meeting on Monday 4th December 2017 at 14:00. The meeting will be given by Dr Léon van Ommen from the Department of Divinity, University of Aberdeen on ‘Worship with Care: Pastoral Dimensions of Liturgy’.

It will take place in the upper hall of the Faith Centre opposite King’s College, Old Aberdeen.

All are welcome to attend.

Dr Léon van Ommen earned his Ph.D. from the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven (Belgium), on the topic of suffering in liturgy. In 2016 he moved to Scotland with his wife and two children. He works as Christ’s College Teaching Fellow in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen. Working in the area of Practical Theology he is interested in the empirical and theological reality of (religious) practices. Much of his work is focused on pastoral needs, especially the needs of marginalised people who are stigmatised and whose voices are not heard. His research interests include liturgy, ritual, suffering and healing, (mental) health, narrative, and peace and reconciliation. He has published numerous articles and has contributed chapters in several books. This year he published Suffering in Worship: Anglican Liturgy in Relation to Stories of Suffering People. (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series, Routledge, London). He is an active member in St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Aberdeen.

For further information, please contact Jim Gordon: jimgordon51@aol.com