Reconsiderations Conference


Reconsiderations V 
September 15-17, 2016

September 15, 2016 – 7:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium Main Campus

Welcoming Remarks:  Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA - President

Introduction:  James Wetzel, Villanova University

St. Augustine Lecture
Allan Fitzgerald, O.S.A. – Villanova University

Engaging the Gospel of John:


Friday and Saturday Sessions Will be held at the Villanova Conference Center 601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087 

Friday morning, September 16, 2016

I. The Augustinian Person 

Moderator: Joshua Nunziato

Jesse Couenhoven - Villanova University 
Fleshing Out Augustine's Moral Psychology

J. Patout Burns, Jr. – University of Vanderbilt, emeritus
Human Agency In Augustine's Doctrine of Predestination

Matthew Drever – University of Tulsa
Finding our home in God:  reimagining human personhood within the life of the Spirit 

Friday afternoon, September 16, 2016

II. Augustine’s thought in cultural context
Moderator:  Martin Laird, OSA - Villanova University

Margaret R. Miles – Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, emerita
To Die For:  Bodies, Pleasures, and the Young Augustine

Catherine Conybeare – Bryn Mawr College
ut tecum tamquam mecum audeam conloqui:  the politics of return

Michael Lamb – University of Oxford
Augustine and Republican Liberty:  Contextualizing His Defense of Coercion

Saturday morning, September 17, 2016

III. Augustine and Marriage 
Moderator: Kevin Hughes, Villanova University 

David Hunter – University of Kentucky
Augustine's Doubts on Divorce:  A Reading of De coniugiis adulterinis

John Cavadini – Univeristy of Notre Dame 
Reconsidering Marriage and Concupiscence

Danuta Shanzer – Universität Wien
What Have Philology and Literary Criticism To Do with Augustine on Marriage? 

Saturday afternoon, September 17, 2016

IV. Augustine on John

Moderator:  Jonathan Yates, Villanova University

Johannes Brachtendorf – University of Tübingen 
“Jesus wept" (Joh 11,35) - Christ's sadness in
Augustine's and Aquinas' Commentaries on the Gospel of St. John

Volker Henning Drecoll – University of Tübingen 
Remarks on the Christology of the In Iohannis euangelium tractatus

Michael Cameron - University of Portland
Johannine Trends in Augustine's Formation ad Confessiones

Reconsiderations V
St. Augustine

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