Schedule & Speakers

God is Love: Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI

Sunday, March 25 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

All sessions will take place at McKenna Hall.


Sunday, March 25, 2012


6:00 p.m. |  Dinner (For conference presenters)

Morris Inn (Donor's Room)
 

8:00 p.m.  |  Welcome

McKenna Hall Auditorium
John C. Cavadini, Ph.D.

McGrath-Cavadini Director, Institute for Church Life
University of Notre Dame
          

8:15 p.m.  |  Joseph Ratzinger and Contemporary Theology: Resolving the Relativity Paradox

McKenna Hall Auditorium
Edward T. Oakes, S.J.
Professor, Systematic Theology
University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

 


Monday, March 26, 2012


All presentations today will be in 100 - 104 McKenna Hall.

8:30 a.m.  |  Reflections on Introduction to Christianity

Lawrence S. Cunningham, Ph.D.
The Rev. John A. O'Brien Chair in Theology, Professor Emeritus
University of Notre Dame

 

9:30 a.m.  |  Break

 

9:45 a.m.  |  The Baptism of Jesus

Gary Anderson, Ph.D.
Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology
University of Notre Dame

 

10:45 a.m.  |  Break

 

11:00 a.m.  |  Benedict the Augustinian

Cyril O’Regan, Ph.D.
Catherine F. Huisking Chair in Theology
University of Notre Dame

 

12:00 p.m.  |  Lunch (on your own)

Lunch will be provided at the Morris Inn (Donor's Room) for conference presenters.

 

1:15 p.m.  |  A Depth of Otherness: Buddhism in Benedict’s Theology of Religions

Robert M. Gimello, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and of East Asian Languages & Cultures
University of Notre Dame

 

2:15 p.m.  |  Break

 

2:30 p.m.  |  Mary in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI

Matthew Levering, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
University of Dayton

 

3:30 p.m.  |  Break

 

3:45 p.m.  |  Papal Ecclesiology

Francesca Aran Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
University of Notre Dame

 

4:45 p.m.  |  Break

 

5:15 p.m.  |  Mass
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

 

6:30 p.m.  |  Dinner  (For conference presenters)
Morris Inn (Donor's Room)


Tuesday, March 27, 2012


All presentations today will be in 100 - 104 McKenna Hall.

8:30 a.m. |  Pope Benedict's Politics

Daniel Philpott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame

 

9:30 a.m.  |  Break

 

9:45 a.m.  |  Culture and Conscience in the thought of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI

Peter Casarella, Ph.D.
Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology
DePaul University

 

10:45 a.m.  |  Break

 

11:00  |   Hope and Gratuitousness Drive Development: the Innovative Economics of Benedict

Simona Beretta, Ph.D.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Facoltà di Scienze Politiche e
Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali

 

12:00 p.m.  |  Lunch (on your own)

Lunch will be provided at the Morris Inn (Donor's Room) for conference presenters.

 

1:15 p.m.  |  The Feast of Peace: The Eucharist as Sacrifice and Meal in Benedict XVI's Theology

Kimberly Belcher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
College of St. Benedict + St. John’s University