How to think about Love - A reflection in conversation with Julian of Norwich

Benjamin Tonna Lecture 2016: How to think about Love - A reflection in conversation with Julian of Norwich

    • How to think about Love - A reflection in conversation with Julian of Norwich

      by Professor Karen E. Kilby


      Professor Karen Kilby was born in Connecticut. U.S.A. and read mathematics at Yale University and theology at the University of Cambridge, completing her PhDon Karl Rahner under Kathryn Tanner and George Lindbeck. After holding a Gifford postdoctoral research fellowship at St Andrews she taught at Birmingham, and then, from 2001, at Nottingham, where she also served for three and a half years as Head of the Theology and Religous Studies Department. Since 2014, Prof. Kilby holds the Bede Chair of Catholic Theology at the University of Durham.

      She has researched widely on two major twentieth century Catholic theologians, Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar and is the author of three highly regarded monographs: Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction (2012); A Brief Introduction to Karl Rahner (2007); Karl Rahner: Theology and Philosophy (2004). In addition to the 20th century Catholic theology, Prof. Kilby is interested in a range of themes in systematic theology, including the doctrine of the Trinity and the place of mystery in Christian thought.

      Professor Kilby  served for as review editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, as one of the editors of the Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Thology (2011), and, from 2010-2012, as President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain. She has been a member of the Bottingham Diocese's Ecclesiastical Education Commission, and works, alongside Anna Rowlands, with CAFOD as part of its Theology Reference Group.