Conference Program

All Sessions Held at The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road Radnor, PA  19087
Phone:610.523.1776 - Fax: 610.523.1779

 

 


8AM: REGISTRATION

SESSION I: 8:30 AM-10:00AM 

 

1.       Critical Mystical Theologies

Room 115

Chair: Nicole Reibe, Loyola University Maryland

 

Hildegard and Margaret Ebner: Narrative, Time, and Subjectivity

Yue Jennifer Wang, Villanova University

 

Julian of Norwich, Holie Church, and the Unknown Deed of the Last Day

Erin Risch Zoutendam, Duke University

 

The Spirituality of the Cross: Edith Stein’s Works in the Tradition of Mystical Theology

Ho Thi Nguyen, Villanova University

 

 

 

2.       The Theology of Thomas Aquinas

Room 108

Chair: Matthew Boulter, Maynooth University

         

The Image of God in Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences

Daniel W. Houck, John Leland Center for Theological Studies

 

Truth, Corporeality, and Incarnation in Aquinas’ De Veritate

Robert J. Dobie, LaSalle University

 

Expanding the Thomistic Understanding of Fortitude

Andrew Whitmore, Christendom College

 

 

3.       Late Antiquity: Holiness and Power

Room 114

Chair: Sharon Gutkowski, Villanova University

 

The Emperor Julian on Liturgy

David Neal Greenwood, University of Aberdeen

 

The Emperor Theodosius I and Nicene Rigorist Schismatics

Thomas Brauch, Central Michigan University

 

Saints and the Sanctification of Time: Hagiography and History in Late Antiquity

Rebecca Keller, Catholic University of America

 

 

4.       Augustine’s Preaching and Polemics contra Donatistas

Room 119

Chair: Jonathan Yates, Villanova University

Organized by Jonathan Yates, Villanova University

 

Resurrecting a Donatist Rejoinder: The Case of Cresconius

Jesse Hoover, Baylor University

 

Did Augustine’s Anti-Donatist Arguments Evolve Over Time?  

The Sermon at Caesarea Mauretania as a Test Case

Alden Bass, Oklahoma Christian University

 

The 411 Confrontation of Carthage in the Memory of Emeritus of Cherchell and Augustine

Geoffrey Dunn, Villanova University

 

 

Session II: 10:15 AM – 12:15PM

 

5.       Bonaventure’s Christocentrism: Philosophical, Theological, Historical, Spiritual

Room 115

Organized by: The Bonaventure Studium

Chair: Gregory LaNave, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

 

A Panel Discussion with:

 

Katherine Wrisley Shelby, Boston College

Christopher Cullen, SJ, Fordham University

Junius Johnson, Baylor University

 

 

6.       Creative Fidelity (1): Delivering a Good Word

Room 119

Chair: Erik Van Versendaal, Northeast Catholic College

 

Compassion, Comfort, and Consolation in Literature: Insight from the Italian Three Crowns

Sarah Faggioli, Villanova University

 

Retrieving the Heart of Christian Conversation: Aquinas’s Intellectual Emanations of Word and Love

Jennifer M. Sanders, University of Saint Thomas

 

Subcreation in History: Tolkien amid Aristotle, Sidney, and John Paul II

Michael Tomko, Villanova University

 

               

 

7.       Augustine: Time, Knowledge, Consciousness

Room 108

Chair: Hans Feichtinger, Saint Paul University

 

 

Saint Augustine’s Narrative Time Consciousness

Michelle Falcetano, Villanova University

 

Augustine and the Circumcision of Time

A.W. Strouse, The New School

 

Hopeful Dissatisfaction: The Eschatological Significance of the Vision at Ostia

Jonelle Weier, Boston College

 

The Notitia of Truth in Confessions  X

Samuel Pell, Cornell University

 

 

8.       Dominican Scholastic Theology: Aquinas and Eckhart

Room 114

Chair:

 

                8a. Aquinas the Exegete

 

Thomas Aquinas and the Four Senses of Scripture

Jeffrey Baynham, Catholic University of America

 

Aquinas’ Eschatological Historiography: Job, Providence, and the Multiple Senses of the Historical Event

T. Adam Van Wart, Ave Maria University

 

8b. Aquinas and Eckhart on Time and Eternity

 

Inter Omnia Mirabilissimum Est: Thomas Aquinas and the Mystery of Temporality in the Being of Christ

Eric A. Mabry, Christ the King Seminary

 

The Birth of the Eternal: Eckhart and the Vindication of Time

Stephen Surh, Boston College

 

 

9.       Cult and Culture in the Early Middle Ages (1)

Room 120

Chair: Martha Oberle

               

Mutual Acculturation in the Irish Early European Christian cultures

Catherine Bodin, McDaniel College

 

After Martin of Tours: Why did Sulpicius Severus compose his Chronica?

Maria Theotokos Adams, Catholic University of America

 

Ravens in the Mead-hall: Rewriting Faith in the Wake of Charlemagne and the Saxon Wars

Galina Krasskova, Fordham University

 

Real Carolingians?:  Carmen 28 (Contra Iudices) by Theodulf of Orleans and Impressions of the Common Weal in Charlemagne’s Empire

June-Anne Greeley, Sacred Heart University

 

 

LUNCH,  

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

For Ticket Holders Only

In the Ballroom at The INN



SESSION III: 1:45 PM-3:45 PM

 

10.       Bonaventure: Prophecy, History, and Philosophy

Room  115

Organized by the Bonaventure Studium

Chair: Boyd Taylor Coolman, Boston College

 

History, Prophecy, and Prophetic Speculation in Bonaventure’s Theology

C. Colt Anderson, Fordham University

 

Expansion as the Sign of God's Providential Blessing in Legenda Maior and Hexaemeron

Susan Potters, Independent Scholar

 

A Time for Philosophy: Bonaventure’s Use of Aristotle in the Commentary on Ecclesiastes

Kaylie Page, Yale Divinity School

 

Response by Boyd Taylor Coolman

 

 

 

11.       Creative Fidelity (2): Spirit in Community, in Conversation with Cyril O’Regan’s Anatomy of Misremembering

Room 119

Chair: Rachel M. Coleman, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on the Family

 

Enjoying Freedom, or “I-Thou-We”: Augustine’s Caritas and the Exorcism of Hegelian Geist

Erik Van Versendaal, Northeast Catholic College

 

Metaxological Metaphysics and the Dialectics of the State: Community, Society and Tradition in the Between

James Murdoch, Villanova University

               

12.       Scripture, History, and Eschatology: Tertullian & Augustine

Room 108

Organized by John C. Cavadini, University of Notre Dame

Chair: Stuart Squires, University of Saint Thomas

               

“The Truth has become history, or the flesh”: Tertullian of Carthage’s Figural Reading of Scripture

J. Columcille Dever, University of Notre Dame

 

“We ourselves will be the seventh day”: Resurrected Humanity as the Fulfillment of Historical Ages in Augustine’s De civitate Dei

Augustine M. Reisenauer, OP, University of Notre Dame

 

Catholicity as a Historical Vocation: Augustine’s use of the Old Testament during the Donatist Controversy

Travis Lacy, University of Notre Dame

 

“Apocalypse Now: The Architectonic Plan of Augustine’s City of God

John C. Cavadini, University of Notre Dame

 

 

 

 

13.       Cult and Culture in the Early Medieval Theology & Practice (2)

Room 120

Chair: Catherine Bodin, McDaniel University         

 

The Priesthood as Christian Chronology in Hrabanus Maurus’s De institutione clericorum

Gabriel Torretta, OP, University of Chicago Divinity School

 

Anselm of Havelberg and the Pneumatic Progress of History

Andrew Salzmann, Benedictine University

 

The Pilgrimages of Count Fulk V of Anjou and Early Crusading

Mark Blincoe, California Baptist University

 

 

 

SESSION IV:

PLENARY ADDRESS   4:15 PM -6:00 PM

Room 115

Gillian Clark

Professor Emerita and Senior Research Faculty

University of Bristol

“What happened?

Augustine and the History of Late Antiquity

 

 

 

Wine and Cheese Hour

6:00 PM

Mansion at the INN
 

Please feel free to consult the literature at the registration table for dining suggestions

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

Morning Prayer: 7:30 AM – 8:00AM

 

All are welcome.

Room 119

 

SESSION V: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

 

14.       The Effective Word

Room 115

Chair: J. J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania

 

14a. Philosophical Dialogue as the Effective Word

 

Recognizing Terence and Persius in Augustine’s De Magistro

Shannon Dickson, University of Saint Thomas

 

Philosophical Dialogue: Revisiting the Paradigms

J. Stephen Russell, Hofstra University

 

       14b. Preaching as the Effective Word

 

John Chrysostom's Preaching on Job's Wealth and Poverty

Doug Finn, Villanova University

 

Figural Preaching: Patristic & Medieval Exegesis in Contemporary Ecclesial Practice

James Stambaugh, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

 

15.       Continuing Conversations:  A Discussion of Anatomy of Misremembering with Cyril O’Regan

Room 119

        Chair: Terence Sweeney, Villanova University

        Organized by Terence Sweeney, Villanova University

 

Karl Hahn, Villanova University

Rachel Coleman, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family

Cyril O’Regan, University of Notre Dame

 

 

16.       Identity with God: World, Soul, Heart

Room 108

Chair: Patrick Nolin, University of Toronto

Organized by Barrie Rose Williams, Boston College

 

Meister Eckhart's Pneumatology

Austin Holmes, Boston College

 

The Soul as the Home of the Trinity: The Humble Hospitality of Divine Union in Marguerite Porete’s Mirror of Simple Souls

                Barrie Rose Williams, Boston College

 

The Flowing Blood of the Godheart: Identity and Heart in Mechthild von Magdeburg’s Christology Sarah Livick-Moses, Boston College

 

 

17.       Theology and Time in the Greek Fathers

Room 114

Chair: John Solheid, University of St. Michael’s College

 

The Spirit, Giver of Life: Irenaeus on Living in Time and Eternity

Ryan L. Scruggs, McGill University

 

The Elasticity of Time in Early Byzantine Earthquake Responses

Mark Roosien, Yale University

 

Christic Embodiment in Maximus the Confessor’s Capita de Caritate

Matthew B. Hale, Catholic University of America

 

18.       Asceticism and Spiritual Practice

Room 120

Chair:  Thomas Clemmons, Catholic University of America

 

Dependence and Critique: Pseudo-Romanos and Antonios on Saint Simeon the Stylite

Mitchell Stevens, Saint Louis University

 

Fasting and Illness in the Rule of St. Augustine

Sharon M. Gutkowski, Villanova University

 

Silver Tried Seven Times: Spiritual Stages and Historical Ages in the Theological Pedagogy of Augustine

Shane M. Owens, Catholic University of America

 

Reclaiming Porosity within the Immanent Frame: Mining Wisdom from the Sufi Practice of dhikr

Megan Hopkins, Boston College

Session VI: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM

 

19.       Augustine: The Other Within, the Other Without

Room 115    

                        Chair: Yue Jennifer Wang, Villanova University

 

The Enigma of Self in Augustine: An Examination of “An Other Inside Me” in Marion’s Reading of Confessions

Chungsoo J. Lee, Loyola University, Chicago

 

Augustine’s Blinkered Israelology

Ellen T. Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary

 

Generations and Genealogies: Augustine on Race, Language, Ethnicity

Hans Feichtinger, Saint Paul University

 

20.       Thinking Through Tradition: Ancients and Moderns in Conversation

Room 119

Chair: Martha Oberle

 

History as a Corrective for Self-Deception in the Thought of John Henry Newman

Mac Stewart, Catholic University of America

 

Owen Barfield and Evagrius Ponticus

Christopher McLaughlin, Boston College

 

History in the Procedure of Theological Inquiry

Patrick Nolin, University of Toronto

 

21.       Ratio and Affectus: Victorine and Franciscan Theology

Room 108

Chair: Katherine Wrisley Shelby, Boston College

 

Affectus Ad Intra in Richard of St. Victor’s De Trinitate

Robin Landrith, Boston College

 

The Theological Significance of 'Salvation History' in the Victorine-Early Franciscan Tradition.

Boyd Taylor Coolman, Boston College

 

Ratzinger’s Bonaventure: Prolegomena, Poiêsis, & Proposed Conclusions

Matthew Boulter, Maynooth University

 

22.       Contested Apocalypses

Room 114

Chair:

               

Journeys to Hell:

Violence and Justice in the Apocalypse of Anastasia and the Apocalypse of the Theotokos

Dorothy Chang, Fordham University

 

Cyrillian Time and the Other Third Rome

Dennis Hou

 

LUNCH

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

For Ticket Holders Only

In the Ballroom at The Inn 



Session VII: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

 

23.       The Theology of Origen and the Cappadocians

Room 115

                        Chair: Mark Roosien, Yale University

 

Reichstheologie or Counterpolitics?

Discerning the Political Theology of Origen’s Contra Celsum

Timothy Troutner, University of Notre Dame

 

Biblical History and Christian Meaning In Origen’s Homilies on Psalm 77

John Solheid, University of Saint Michael’s College

 

St. Macrina, Modeling Cappadocian Faith:

Gregory of Nyssa’s use of his elder sister as an example of the dynamic progress of the soul

V. K. McCarty, General Theological Seminary

 

Mary in the Christological Discourse of the Cappadocian Fathers

        Blake Adams, Wheaton College

 

 

24.       Augustine:  Controversy, Genealogy, Narrative, and History

Room 119

Chair: A.W. Strouse, The New School

 

Augustine and Fortunatus: Exegesis and Debate

Thomas Clemmons, Catholic University of America

 

John Cassian and the Pelagian Controversy: A Reconsideration

Stuart Squires, University of Saint Thomas

 

Histories of Thieves: Anti-Imperial Genealogies in Augustine and Bartolome de las Casas

Terence Sweeney, Villanova University

 

Cochrane on Augustine:  Narrative and History

J. J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

25.       Narrating Saints Back to Their Creator: Hope, Hagiography, and the Return to God

Room 108

Chair: S. Joel Garver, LaSalle University

Organized by Beth Zagrobelny Lofgren

 

Kenosis, Hagiography, and the Bodies of Eunuchs

Beth Zagrobelny Lofgren, Catholic University of America

 

The End Is the Beginning: The Logic of Oppositional Tension in Bonaventure and Teilhard de Chardin Marc V. Rugani, Saint Anselm College

 

“Looking at the promises,” looking at the present: hope as a hermeneutic virtue in John of Apamea’s thought

Rodrigue Constantin, Catholic University of America

 

Death before Death: Abba Moses on Preparing for the End

Siobhan Benitez, Catholic University of America

 

 

 

26.       Poetics of Vision: Art, Poetry, Prose

Room 114

                        Chair: Galina Krasskova, Fordham University

 

True or False? Is The Book of Margery Kempe Autobiography or Historical Fiction?

Cathryn McCarthy Donahue, College of Mount Saint Vincent

 

The Questions of Sir Amadace

Martha Oberle

 

The Frescoed Life of St. Catherine of Alexandria in the 14th-century Oratory in Bagno a Ripoli near Florence

Mary D. Edwards, Pratt Institute

 

 

 

27.       The Medieval and the Modern: Philosophical Conversations

Room 120

Chair: James Murdoch, Villanova University

 

Science and Human Values, Or – The Intellectual Crisis of the Modern World; The Origins of the Crisis and Its Resolution

T. Patrick Burke, Temple University

 

Divine Omnipotence and the Impossibility of Certain Truths:

Descartes, The Thinking Thing, and the Consequences of an All-Powerful God

Josh Merlo, University of Buffalo

Simply Given: Simplicity, Essential Unity, and Intra-Divine Giving in Balthasar, Aquinas, and some Social Trinitarians

Michael Higgins

 

Session VIII:

 

Plenary Session 4:00 PM- 5:45 PM

Room 115

 

Cyril O’Regan

Huisking Professor of Theology

University of Notre Dame

 

"Historiography and the Ends of Theory"

 

Vigil Mass 5:45 PM

Room 119

 

Cocktails 6:15 PM

FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY

Atrium & Courtyard

Feast

in Celebration of the 44th

Patristic, Medieval, Renaissance Studies Conference

7:00 PM

10 AM:  Sunday Roundtable

Faith in History:

Time, Narrative, Providence, Apocalypse

 An Open Conversation

with Gillian Clark  

and Cyril O’Regan

All are welcome.

Room 115/117

All Conference Events will conclude by  12pm.