St Thomas Unity Lecture 2012


Lecturer: Brian Dunn M.St.

Title: - 'If you can drive in India, you can drive anywhere: adventures in Indian Christian theology.'

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Brian Dunn is a doctoral candidate in theology at Regent’s Park College in Oxford University.  He has had considerable international experience having lived in Zambia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.  He and his family lived in North India where he worked for seven years at an international school in the foothills of the Himalayas.  As head of the Religious Education department and school Chaplain, he taught and developed curriculum for classes in ethics, philosophy, and world religions for secondary-level students from international and multi-faith backgrounds.   

He completed his Masters in Religious Studies at Oxford University with examination papers in the methodology of religious studies, classical Buddhism, and a dissertation focus of second century Christianity and its interaction with the philosophical and religious plurality of the ancient Near East.  Mr. Dunn is currently pursuing his doctoral research in the field of comparative theology.  His present focus is on the life and writings of a South Indian Christian theologian, Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy, and his particular comparative interaction with Hindu philosophical and theological conceptions of divine embodiment.  It raises the question of the importance and relevance of the experience of church unity in India, to the search for unity amongst the churches in Britain today. He undertakes his doctoral studies with the intention of teaching comparative theology and religion at the post-secondary level.    He is currently the interim pastor of First Baptist Church, Thunder Bay, Canada.

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