‘Resurrection and Personality’ – IYM 2021 Public Lecture

Thank you to everyone who attended the online Public Lecture ‘Resurrection and Personality’ delivered by Eoin Stephenson of Limerick Meeting on 9 April 2021.

In the lecture, Eoin explored the intriguing question, ‘Can we cope with Resurrection?’

You can read the full script of his lecture here.

A recording of Eoin’s webinar is available here.

This is a snippet from his talk to whet your appetite:

“Our lives are a brilliant sparkle set in the vastness of distant stars and the aeons of time. We have come into existence and will go out of existence. The promise of the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is that the love that brought us into existence will hold us in death so that we share in this new life. Living as fully as we can helps us become aware of this promise of new life.”

Eoin comes from a Roman Catholic home where thinking and reflection on religion were as normal as regular attendance at Mass.

He studied Philosophy at NUIG, and later studied Theology at Trinity College Dublin. Between the degrees he spent 11 years as a monk in the Trappist community of Mount Melleray Abbey. He worked for a period on social projects and in adult religious education in inner city Dublin.

He is married with three adult children, and a brand new beautiful granddaughter. He came to Quakers in Limerick in 1992 and has served on Inter Church and Interfaith Committees for Irish Quakers.

He has just returned to Limerick following six years in England where he was a sojourner member of Surrey and Hampshire Border Area Meeting.

He serves as an Elder with Limerick Quaker Meeting.