An Inter-Faith Consultation for St Valentine’s Eve and Day
Thursday 13 February – Friday 14 February 2020
Papers given at the event:
Sacrifice and the self: a Christian mystery of love
Dr Julia Meszaros, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
A Feminist Reading of Turkish Muslim philosopher Hilmi Ziya Ülken on sacrificial love and the self
Dr Taraneh Wilkinson, Georgetown University, Washington
The Quest for God and the Question of Desire
Prof. Fiona Elllis, Roehampton University, London
Self-sacrificial love and the flourishing of the self in disability ethics
Dr Ellie McLaughlin, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
The Journey of Love and the Challenges of “The Self”. Rumi’s View in Islamic Context. Dr Leyla Tajer, Independent Scholar, Malaysia.
Paper available at:
Love as empathy in Process thought and Confucianism: a comparative approach
Dr Jiran Wang, Hunan University, People’s Republic of China
Sex, Love and Religion: Freudian insights
Dr Alistair Ross, Kellogg College, Oxford.
Film: “Complete Surrender”. Five contemporary artists discover two female mystics (Marguerite Porete and Hadewijch of Brabant) who help them to understand what love is.
Directed and introduced by Dr Louise Nelstrop, followed by discussion.