Conference Program

Transportation available from listed hotels and Villanova train station to the Villanova Conference Center. Please notify Anna Misticoni as to which of the  listed hotel  in the accommodations sidelink you are staying, so that we could better accommodate you.

Thursday September 13, 2012

The Saint Augustine Lecture
James Wetzel, Villanova University
A Tangle of Two Cities

7:30 pm
Driscoll Hall Auditorium
Main Campus

Friday and Saturday Sessions at the Villanova Conference Center Room 115/117

Friday September 14, 2012

8:45am: Registration

Morning Session :   I. Augustine’s World
Moderator:  Kevin Hughes, VU

9:00:  Robert Wilken, University of Virginia
          Augustine's World and the World of Cyril of Alexandria
9:40:  Jason BeDuhn, Northern Arizona University
         What Augustine (May Have) Learned from the Manichaeans

10:35:  Maureen Tilley, Fordham University
           Family and Financial Conflict in the Donatist Controversy:   Augustine’s Pastoral Problem.

11:15:  Discussion
12:15:  Lunch in the main dining room

Afternoon Session:  II. Interpreting Augustine 
Moderator: Jesse Couenhoven VU

1:45:  Michael McCarthy, S.J.,  Santa Clara University
         Interpreting Augustine: Mirrors, Models, and the Middle Voice
2:25:  John Peter Kenney, Saint Michael’s College
         God as Being: Interpreting Augustine

3:20:  Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary
          Augustine’s Psychology of Ascent Asocial?
4:00:  Discussion

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Morning Session :   III. Augustine and Theology
Moderator: Martin Laird, OSA

:  Lewis Ayres, Durham University
          “In the School of Plato”? Some comments on “Philosophical”  Readings of Augustine's De Trinitate
9:40:  John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame
          Spousal Vision: A Study of Text ad History in the Theology of St. Augustine

  William Harmless, S.J., Creighton Univerisity
             A Love Supreme: Augustine’s “Jazz” of Theology
11:15:   Discussion
12:15:   Lunch in the main dining room

Afternoon Session:  II. Augustine’s Legacy
Moderator: Jonathan Yates VU

:  Irena Backus, University of Geneva
          Leibniz and Augustine
:  Willemien Otten, University of Chicago
          Between Praise and Appraisal: Guidelines for the Assessment of Augustine's Intellectual Legacy

:  Paul van Geest, Tilburg University
          Multi-layered indebtedness: St. Augustine as fons and auctoritas for Gabriel Biel
4:00:  Discussion
4:45:  Conclusion
5:30Reception – 1st Floor Lobby

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

Registration Information

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