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An Indelible Mark: Theology, Sacraments and the Priesthood in the Peruvian Andes

11 March 2024
Seminar and ColloquiumCentre for Sino-Christian Studies
11 March 2024
09:30 - 11:00 (HKT)
Dr. Kit Lee ︳李深情博士
Associate Researcher, Institute of Anthropology, East China Normal University︳華東師範大學人類學研究所副研究員
  • Date: 2024. 3. 11. (Mon)
  • Time:  9:30 - 11:00 AM (HKT)
  • Venue:  ZOOM
  • Speaker: Dr. Kit Lee 李深情博士  ︳Associate Researcher, Institute of Anthropology, East China Normal University 華東師範大學人類學研究所副研究員
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: The Roman Catholic priesthood is meant to be both human and sacramental; concretely of this earth, but also ineffable in its own right. This dual nature fundamentally shapes priests’ relationship with laity, where the relationship between the priest as a mediator between them and the divine and the priest as a human man with faults and foibles is continually negotiated. Examining a rural Andean Catholic parish, theology—especially, the impact of the Second Vatican Council—emerges as crucial for theorising and understanding how everyday Catholics themselves interpret and negotiate with their priests and thereby with the institutional Church itself. 
  • Organizer: Department of Religion and Philosophy, HKBU
  • Co-organizer: Centre for Sino-Christian Studies
  • Target: HKBU Students, Staff and Public