FEES are payable in advance as classes may be cancelled if numbers booking for them are insufficient.  Booking forms and cheques, made out to Lumen Dominican Centre, may be posted to the above address. Cash is acceptable if one is registering in person. Electronic Transfers may be made to Lumen Dominican Centre; Bank of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire. IBAN: IE81 BOFI 9011 1611 4718 28; BIC: BOFIIE2D

REDUCTIONS: A reduction of 10% is applicable to the total if more than one course is booked in the same semester.


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06. Jerusalem

Jonathan Kearney

Kieran O’Mahony, OSA

6 Nov.-4 Dec 10.30-12.00 noon

Jerusalem, the disputed Holy City of three world religions, is connected with beliefs that bear far-reaching political
consequences. This module will consider archaeological, biblical and theological parameters and themes as well as shedding some light on the political situation at present.

(5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 06/11/2018 - 04/12/2018

08. Women in Church History

Amanda Dillon

Sabine Schratz, OP

6 Nov.-4 Dec 7.00-8.30pm

In March of this year, Mary McAleese pointedly criticized the Catholic Church as an “empire of misogyny”. Women have had very changing roles in the long history of Christianity. The programme will look at different and divergent cultural, biblical and theological traditions that shaped the image of women and defined their influence in Church and society.

(5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR0.00

Date: 06/11/2018 - 04/12/2018


13. After the Eight Amendment Picking the Pieces

John Scally

7 Nov.-5 Dec 10.30-12.00 noon

The recent referendum about the 8th Amendment highlighted the deep divisions in Irish society about our understanding of right and wrong. This module considers questions which must be addressed as we seek to find a moral compass.

(5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 07/11/2018 - 05/12/2018


18. What is it like to think as a philosopher?

Patrick Quinn

8 Nov.-6 Dec 10.30-12.00 noon

This module explores philosophical thinking by examining what philosophers thought about standing up for one’s beliefs, dramatic conversations, imprisonment, the human soul, certainty, why there is something rather than nothing and being human. Discussion is encouraged and handouts supplied.

(5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 08/11/2018 - 06/12/2018

19. Brexit, Trump International Morality

Bill McSweeney

8 Nov.-6 Dec 8.00-9.30pm

Two events are currently shaping the world of international relations in a degree that is unprecedented, exciting, and shocking in equal measure. These are Brexit and the phenomenon of Trumpism. They both challenge our assumptions about the place of morality in international affairs.

(5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 08/11/2018 - 06/12/2018


22. Is this all there is?

Brian Grogan

9 Nov-7 Dec 10.30-12.00 noon

The module title is taken from G. Lohfink’s recent book. We will explore our doubts about an afterlife, the Christian belief in the resurrection, our ultimate relationship with God, whether there is a resurrection of all creation and if all will be saved.

(5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 09/11/2018 - 07/12/2018

24. The Eucharist: Some Biblical Perspectives

Kieran O’Mahony, OSA

9-30 Nov 10.30-12.00 noon

This short module will explore our practice of the Lord’s Supper in light of the Old Testament background and the New Testament foreground. Historical and ecumenical questions will be kept in mind throughout.

(4 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR45.00

Date: 09/11/2018 - 30/11/2018