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Discover our exclusive Postgraduate Bursaries for 2024-25

Discover our exclusive Postgraduate Bursaries for 2024-25! Come to the heart of Cambridge through The Margaret Beaufort Institute. Whether you're a full-time or part-time student, existing or new to our institute, we invite you to seize this opportunity for academic growth and financial support. We have different bursaries tailored to meet your needs: NEW FOR 2024-25: Be the first to apply for the prestigious 'Synodal Church' 100% tuition fee bursary, generously funded by the Canonesses of St Augustine. Exclusively for part-time Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care MA students, this opportunity opens doors to unparalleled educational experiences. And don't worry, if this [...]


The Church and “Gender Theory”: Theory, Rhetoric and Practice

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“Gender theory”, and the more hostile “gender ideology”, are prominent terms in Catholic rhetoric around transness, feminism and queerness. They encompass a broad range of theoretical and political developments that stake out a social transformation that many Catholic commentators see as incompatible with Catholicism – not to mention a threat to institutions such as the family and traditional sexual values. While this rhetoric has received a great deal of attention in secular scholarship, often focusing on its wider context as part of national and international anti-gender movements, it has been given relatively little attention in Catholic academic inquiry. The upshot [...]