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Launch of festschrift in honour of well-known biblical scholar Father Brendan McConvery CSsR

  • Photo opportunity available to media
Date and Time: Wednesday 5 December at 8.00pm
Venue:   Pugin Hall, Pontifical University, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth
In attendance:  Father Brendan McConvery CSsR; Rev Dr Ken Newell, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland; Professor Salvador Ryan and Professor Liam Tracey, Pontifical University, Maynooth; Mr Aidan Matthews, RTÉ; colleagues, family and friends of Father McConvery.


Background

A festschrift in honour of well-known biblical scholar and editor of Reality magazine, Father Brendan McConvery CSsR, will be launched on Wednesday 5 December at 8.00pm in Pugin Hall, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  A festschrift is a collection of writings published in honour of a scholar. This collection in honour of Father McConvery is entitled The Cultural Reception of the Bible: Explorations in Theology, Literature and the Arts. It is edited by Professor Salvador Ryan and Professor Liam Tracey, Pontifical University, Maynooth, and published by Four Courts Press. In addition to thirty scholarly chapters by a host of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, there is also a number of written “appreciations” of Father McConvery by, among others, journalist and editor, Triona Doherty; historian and editor, Máire Ní Chearbhaill; Julieann Moran, National Secretary of the Society of Missionary Children, Ireland; and biblical scholar Father Wilfrid Harrington OP.  

The collection of writings will be launched by Mr Aidan Mathews, RTÉ, and Rev Dr Ken Newell, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. 

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Notes to Editors

  • Media may contact Father Sean Farrell, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth for photos at Sean.Farrell@spcm.ie                                                   

For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long +353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm +353 (0) 87 310 4444.

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