Conference Program

7:30 P.M. Driscoll Hall Auditorium Main Campus

Welcoming Remarks: Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA
President, Villanova University

Introduction:  James Wetzel, Villanova University

Saint Augustine Lecture

Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA Villanova University
Engaging the Gospel of John

Friday September 16th

Room 115 VCC

Morning Session MODERATOR: Joshua Nunziato (VU)

I. The Augustinian Person

9:00 Jesse Couenhoven, Villanova University

Fleshing Out Augustine's Moral Psychology

9:40 J. Patout Burns, Jr., University of Vanderbilt, emeritus

Human Agency in Augustine’s doctrine of Predestination


10:35 Matthew Drever, University of Tulsa

Finding our home in God: reimagining human personhood within the life of the Spirit

11:15 Discussion

12:15 LUNCH - Main Dining Room

Afternoon Session:  MODERATOR: Martin Laird, OSA (VU)

II. Augustine’s thought in cultural context

1:45 Margaret R. Miles, Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, emerita

To Die For: Bodies, Pleasures, and the Young Augustine

2:25 Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College

ut tecum tamquam mecum audeam conloqui: the politics of retun


3:20 Michael Lamb, University of Oxford

Augustine and Republican Liberty:Contextualizing His Defense of Coercion

4:00 Discussion

6:00 Reception



Room 115 VCC

Morning Session: MODERATOR: Kevin Hughes (VU)

III. Augustine and Marriage

9:00 David Hunter, University of Kentucky

Augustine’s Doubts on Divorce: A Reading of De coniugiis adulterinis

9:40 John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame

Reconsidering Marriage and Concupiscence


10:35 Danuta Shanzer, Universität Wien

What Have Philology and Literary Criticism To Do with Augustine on Marriage?

11:15 Discussion

12:15   LUNCH - Main Dining Room

Afternoon Session: MODERATOR: Jonathan Yates, (VU)

IV. Augustine on John

1:45 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

2:25 Volker Henning Drecoll, University of Tübingen

Remarks on the Christology of the In Iohannis euangelium tractatus


3:20 Michael Cameron, University of Portland

Johannine Trends in Augustine's Formation ad Confessiones

4:00 Discussion

4:45 Conclusion

Reconsiderations V
St. Augustine

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