Ritual meals (or fasting from meals) are a part of every major religious system, but in Christianity the eating and drinking takes on additional depths of meaning in quite literally eating salvation. In light of recent controversies over the actual ingredients of the bread eaten and the wine drunk, why do the ingredients matter, what is the relationship between ingredients and the saving effect, and how can something physically consumed affect the salvation of the soul?
A lay Episcopalian, she is active as a theological consultant within the Anglican Communion. Since 2004, she has worked with the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan and elsewhere in East Africa to develop theological education, community health, and sustainable agriculture. (further details)
Through the R. T Orr Lecture, supported out of the legacy left to Huron by Mr. Orr, it has been possible for the College to bring to London scholars of international reputation and outstanding theological educators. Some past lecturers have been Premier Clyde K. Wells, Walter Wink, Michael Coogan, Adela Yarbro Collins, E. P. Sanders, John Dominic Crossan,Walter Brueggemann, and N.T. Wright.
This lecture series will return with a lecture in 2018.
The Chander Mohan Jain Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1993 by the friends and family of Chander Mohan Jain. Dr. Jain was a strong supporter of intercultural communication and this annual lecture series is an opportunity to continue his legacy of bringing topics of interest pertaining to the Jain culture to the community.