Reconsiderations Conference

The Augustinian Institute sponsors an international conference on St. Augustine and his thought under the title Reconsiderations. The first was held in 2003 then 2006, and 2009. Leading scholars from around the world were invited to Villanova and their papers were published in the Journal of Augustinian Studies.

Reconsiderations Conference IV
September 13-15, 2012

Augustine: ancient inspiration, modern muse.
Reconsiderations IV will look at Augustine in his time and beyond his time: what is there about his life and thought that has so often been accepted as a guide through cultural change? How does he end up having an impact on the self-image of ages other than his own? Those who have claimed him as mentor include renaissance figures, philosophers, theologians, educators and political theorists. His resurgence today – whether recognized as acceptable or not – depends on insight into his life and thought and an appreciation of the intervening history.

St. Augustine Lecture
James Wetzel, Villanova University

Augustine’s World
Robert Wilken, University of Virginia
Jason BeDuhn, Northern Arizona University
Maureen Tilley, Fordham University

Interpreting Augustine
Michael McCarthy, Santa Clara University
John Peter Kenney, Saint Michael's College
Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary

Augustine and Theology
Lewis Ayres, Durham University
John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame
William Harmless, Creighton University

Augustine’s Legacy
Irena Backus, University of Geneva
Willemien Otten, University of Chicago
Paul van Geest, Tilburg University

caravaggio
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Sant'Agostino, London, (private collection) permission granted by: Whitfield Fine Art

Registration Information

Please register here.

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