St Patrick's College, Maynooth selected for Prestigious Grant


Posted 08th September

Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology

Grant Announcement

The Faculty of Philosophy at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth has been selected to host one of the twelve grants offered by the project Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology, anchored at the University of St Andrews, and funded by a £2m grant from Templeton Religion Trust.

This project is an ambitious international initiative spearheaded by Prof. Judith Wolfe. It comprises leading and emerging researchers in the fields of philosophy and theology from the UK, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, the USA, Canada, and Australia. The project’s impressive aim is to shape and widen the future direction of research trends in philosophical theology within the continental tradition in relation to Christian revelation.

Commenting on the grant award, Rev. Prof. Michael Mullaney, President St Patrick’s College Maynooth, noted ‘this grant will continue to bring internationally renowned scholars working at the intersection between philosophy and theology to the corridors of St Patrick’s College, along with supporting our cutting-edge and future-orientated research in Christian philosophy. We are delighted and humbled to have been selected’.

This is a two-year project led by Dr Philip John Paul Gonzales of the Faculty of Philosophy at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth which will explore analogical metaphysics in relation to incarnate mimetic desire.

Dr Gonzales commented ‘the project which launches on October 1st, 2021 fits directly within, and supports, the constructive and forward-looking approach of the Faculty of Philosophy as seen with our recent international conference, The Future of Christian Metaphysics (April, 2021), and our forthcoming conference, The Future of Christian Thinking (April 2022)’.

More information regarding Widening Horizons and its projects can be found here!


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