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The Revd Dr Andrew Davison will preach the University Sermon in Great St Mary's, the University Church, at 11.15 a.m. on Sunday, 14 October.

A Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Andrew Davison is Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences and also Canon Philosopher of St Albans Cathedral.

After a first degree and doctorate in chemistry and biochemistry at Oxford, he obtained a second BA in theology whilst an ordinand in Cambridge and later completed another doctorate here, in Philosophical Theology. Following a curacy in South-East London, he was Fellow and Tutor in Christian Doctrine at St Stephen’s House in Oxford and Junior Chaplain of Merton College, before returning to Cambridge, first as Tutor in Christian Doctrine at Westcott House and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, and then as Starbridge Lecturer from 2014.

Working at the intersection of science and philosophy with theology, Dr Davison recently spent a year at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, considering the implications for society and self-understanding of extra-terrestrial life and the significance of 'exobiology' for Christianity. Besides theological perspectives on finitude, he is also interested in biological symbiosis and in emergence and whole-part relationships in metaphysics.

Andrew Davison has written, edited and presented extensively.

Participation: An Exploration in Christian Doctrine and Metaphysics is due out in mid-2019 and his titles include Blessing and Care for the Dying: A Practical and Pastoral Guide (with Sioned Evans) from 2014, The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians and Why Sacraments? published in 2013, and For the Parish: A Critique of Fresh Expressions (with Alison Milbank) in 2010.

The King's Voices will sing at the Sermon.

All are welcome and there will be a drinks-reception in Michaelhouse afterwards for those present. Members of the University attending should wear their gowns.

Sunday, 14 October, 2018 - 11:15
Great St Mary's, the University Church

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