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Book Interview: Dominic White OP and the Theology of the Selfie

Book Interview: Dominic White OP and the Theology of the Selfie

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | Fr Dominic White OP, resident in our Cambridge community, recently published a book on the Christian gaze and how it can speak to our modern day ‘selfie culture’. In this interview, Br John asks him about the book, his inspiration for it, and how we might acquire what he calls the ‘theotic gaze’.

 

 

 

The book can be purchased from SCM Press here. The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology will be holding an online book launch on Wednesday 13th January, including a response by Catherine Pickstock, Norris Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge. You can find more information and details on how to join here.

Br John Bernard, raised a Catholic by an English father and Dutch mother, first encountered the Dominicans at Blackfriars while studying Classics at the University of Oxford, and entered the noviciate in 2018. An attraction to religious life initially grew out of time spent working with the Missionaries of Charity, which then crystallised into a Dominican vocation through a desire to integrate the contemplative life with preaching and study. Based on his recent reading, he looks forward to delving further into St John of the Cross and the Carmelite mystics, as well as combining his preaching vocation with a love of the outdoors.
john.church@english.op.org