Self-sacrificing love and love of the self: an enduring conundrum

An Inter-Faith Consultation for St Valentine’s Eve and Day
Thursday 13 February – Friday 14 February

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.

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