Institute for Religion and Science Lecture to Explore Incarnation and Theology

Release Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Celia Deane-Drummond, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame presents the lecture, “Christ and Ecology: Deep Incarnation” on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf campus. This lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College.


In her talk, Deane- Drummond hopes to discuss the significance of deep incarnation and its distinguishing marks compared with a more generalised understanding of God’s presence or immanence in creation.


Celia Deane-Drummond is currently a professor in theology at the University of Notre Dame, and her unique appointment is concurrent between the Department of Theology in the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Science. She was elected Fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame in September 2011.


Deane- Drummond received her undergraduate degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and obtained a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading University prior to two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia and Cambridge University. She subsequently took up a lectureship in plant physiology at Durham University prior to turning her attention more fully to theological study, obtaining an honors degree in theology and then a doctorate in systematic theology from Manchester University.


During her scientific career, she has lectured both nationally and internationally and published more than 30 scientific articles, books, edited collections and contributions to books, focusing particularly on the engagement of systematic theology and the biological sciences, alongside practical, ethical discussions in bioethics and environmental ethics. Her more recent books include “Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans and Other Animals” edited with David Clough (SCM Press, 2009), “Seeds of Hope: Facing the Challenge of Climate Justice,” (CAFOD, 2010) and “Religion and Ecology in the Public Sphere” edited with Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (Continuum, 2011).


The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College at