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

 

st ambrogio
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Friday, October 13, 2017

8AM: REGISTRATION

SESSION I : 8:30 AM-10:00AM 

 

1.       Early Latin Trinitarian Theology – Not Augustine’s

Room 115

Organized by Jordan Daniel Wood, Boston College

Chair: Paul Hartog, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Tertullian, Before Augustine & After the ‘Linguistic Turn’

Taylor Ross, Duke University

 

How to Read Hilary’s De trinitate: A Rhetorical Assay

Justin Shaun Coyle, Boston College

 

Trinity and apophaticism in Marius Victorinus

Jordan Daniel Wood, Boston College

 

 

2.       ‘Alterae Christae’: Liturgical Leadership of the Thirteenth-Century Women at Helfta

Room 101

Chair: Laura Grimes

 

Encounter with God Triune through the Seasons and Feasts of the Liturgical Year

Sister Ann Marie Caron, University of Saint Joseph

 

The Priest, the Mass, and the Nuns of Helfta

Anna Harrison, Loyola Marymount University

 

‘This is My Body’: Liturgical Meditation and Re-Invention of “Woman” in Gertrude the Great of Helfta’s Spiritual Exercises

Ella Johnson, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry

 

 

 

3.       Christology and its Effects in Late Antiquity

Room 103

Chair: Brian Dunkle, SJ, Boston College

         

“Yet they saw it confessing Christ as Lord”: Sensible Evidence of God in St. Athanasius’ De Incarnation

Benjamin Safranski, Franciscan University of Steubenville

 

Gregory of Nyssa on Christology and Divine Transcendence in Contra Eunomium III.3-4

Thomas D. Tatterfield, Boston College

 

The Neo-Arian Historian Philostorgius

Thomas Brauch, Central Michigan University

 

 

Session II: 10:15 AM – 12:15PM

 

4.       Liturgy and Learned Prayer in the Twelfth Century

Room 115

Organized by: Robert J Porwoll, University of Chicago

Chair: Daniel W. McClain, Loyola University, Maryland

 

Elizabeth of Schönau: Female Flesh and Liturgical Realism

Christina Llanes, University of Chicago

 

The Prayers of Heloise

Robert J Porwoll, University of Chicago

 

Cosmic Tragedy and Mystery in the Liturgical Commentary of Honorius Augustodunensis

Daniel Yingst, University of Chicago

 

 

5.       Saint Augustine on the Church and Her Ministry

Room 101

Chair:

 

Elegit Piscatorem: the role of the Fisherman in the Rhetoric of Augustine’s Sermones ad Populum

                Charles Kim, Jr., Saint Louis University

 

"Feed My Sheep": Augustine on John 21 and the Episcopal Office

Shane M. Owens, Catholic University of America

 

Augustinian Inflections in the Medieval Debate Concerning Clerical Celibacy

J. Columcille Dever, University of Notre Dame

 

Totus Christus and Modern Christian Liturgy

Joshua Gonnerman, Catholic University of America

               

 

6.       Constitutive Acts: Prayer, Ritual, and Theology in Early Christianity

Room 103

Chair: Timothy Austen, Villanova University

 

 

Early Christian Theology of Incense

Zachary Keith, Catholic University of America

 

The Performative Transmission of Traditions: The Testament of Job in the Christian Imagination

Angela Kim Harkins, Boston College

 

A Material Theology of Suffering: Suffering, Soteriology and Eschatology in Early Christian Funerary Artifacts

Aaron Kilbourn, Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity

 

 

7.       The Saints: Art, Literature and Prayer

Room 114

Chair: Anna Harrison, Loyola Marymount University

               

Potential Literary Antecedents to the Seventh-Century Life of the Virgin

Ally Kateusz, University of Missouri, Kansas City

 

Witness, Penitent, Visionary:  Margery Kempe and the Intercessory Powers of Mary Magdalen

Cathryn McCarthy Donahue, College of Mount Saint Vincent

 

How were the Frescoes by Altichiero and Avanzo in the Cappella di San Giacomo in Padua Experienced During Liturgy, Prayer or Meditation in the Fourteenth Century?

Mary D. Edwards, Pratt Institute

 

8.       Liturgy and Eucharist in the Reformed Tradition

Room 119

Chair:

               

Epiclesis Lost & Found: The Reformed Eucharist

S. Joel Garver, LaSalle University

 

The Eucharistic Ontology of Francis Turretin

Michael Vendsel, Tarrant County College

 

Believing is Seeing: Vision and Sacraments in Francis Turretin

Dorothy Chang, Fordham University

 

“D'oster ceste melancholie”: Tragedy Sacrificed

Dennis Hou, Independent Scholar

 

LUNCH,  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM 

The Inn At Villanova University

St. Ambrogio
Milan

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

 

9.       Augustine on Moral and Political Agency

Room  115

Chair: Thomas Clemmons, Catholic University of America

Organized by Ian Clausen, Villanova University &  John J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania  

 

Purifying the Church’s Heart: The Ecclesial Glue of Augustine’s Theory of Moral Action

Petra Turner, University of Virginia

 

Beyond Cicero’s Pious Faithfulness:The Augustinian Conscience between Duty and Confession

Ian Clausen, Villanova University

 

Common Good in Cicero and St. Augustine

John J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania

 

Human Good, Political Good, Common Good: The City of God as the Unattainable Truth of Political Community

Mark Shiffman, Villanova University

 

 

10.       Theology as Doxology: Origen and Saint Gregory Nazianzen

Room 101

Chair: Angela Russell Christman, Loyola University Maryland

 

Reading the Bible in Origen’s Caesarean “School”

John Solheid, University of Saint Michael’s College, Toronto

 

“They always looked upon God and the invisible things”: Israelite Prophets and Christian Worship in Origen’s Contra Celsum

John Sehorn, The Augustine Institute

 

The Nexus of Belief and Worship: Origen's Critique of Plato and the Eastern Christian Ethos.

Christopher McLaughlin, Boston College

 

Visual Images Fit for Liturgy in Or. 40 (On Baptism) of St. Gregory of Nazianzus.

Ron Ditmars, Erasmus Academy

               

 

11.     The Poetics of Time and Space

Room 103

Chair: June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University

               

Form and Feeling in Cassian’s Liturgical Practices

Niki Kasumi Clements, Rice University

 

The Social Possibilities of Spatial Trajectories: Rogationtide in Merovingian Gaul

Nunzio N. D’Alessio, Catholic Theological Union

 

“Ic onfeng þin sar”: Liturgical Poetics of Distance and Likeness in Early English Crucifixion

Evelyn Reynolds, Indiana University

 

Liturgy of Bones: the Spatial Relevance of Saints’ Relics in the Pilgrimage Narrative of Felix Fabri

Galina Krasskova, Fordham University

 

 

12.      Saint Thomas Aquinas on Worship and Sacrament

Room 114

Chair: Gregory Grimes, Villanova University

 

Participatio Christi: The Medieval Sacramental Triptych

Eric Mabry, Christ the King Seminary

 

The Eucharistic Ecclesiology of Aquinas’s Corpus Christi Liturgy

Joseph Grone, Boston College

 

A Living Sacrifice: The Moral Life as Worship in Aquinas

Michael A. Wahl, Boston College

 

 

13.      Luther and Theology

Room 119

Chair: S. Joel Garver, LaSalle University   

 

Prediction without Prophets: A Cultural Transformation from Medieval Church to Lutheran Orthodoxy

Charles Johnson III, Princeton Theological Seminary

 

Reconciling Luther: The Two-Part Definition of Christian Righteousness in the Galatians Commentary

Mitchell Kennard, Southern Methodist University

 

Daniel Hofmann and his Legacy: Faith and Reason in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy

Tomás Valle, University of Notre Dame

 

SESSION IV: 

PLENARY ADDRESS   4:15 PM -6:00 PM

Room 115

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor

of History and Religion

Brown University

Liturgical Voices:

Models from Ancient Syriac Christianity

Wine and Cheese Hour 6:00 PM, Atrium

 

 

St. Ambrogio
Milan

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

SESSION V: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

14.       Saint Anselm and His Legacy: Theology and Devotion

Room 115

                        Chair: Nicole Reibe, Loyola University Maryland

 

Anselm of Canterbury on Necessity and convenio

Justus H. Hunter, United Theological Seminary

 

The Prayers of St. Anselm to “St.” Mary: Marian Devotion as Trinitarian Spirituality

June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University

 

Going to Pray: The Emptying of Prayer in Anselm’s ‘Prayer to St Paul’

Terence Sweeney, Villanova University

 

What is the Wakefield Master Saying?

Martha Oberle, Independent Scholar

 

15.     Lectures on the Prophets in the Twelfth Century

 

                      Room 101

        Chair:

        Organized by Thomas Piolata, OFM Cap., Catholic University of America

 

Identifying a Source (or Author) and a Theme in a 12th Century Manuscript’s Commentary on Zephaniah

Thomas Piolata, OFM Cap, Catholic University of America

 

Reevaluating the Manuscript Evidence for a 12th Century Commentary on Ezekiel

Rebecca Keller, Catholic University of America

 

Ad plenam scientiam: The Structured Purpose of Theology in 12th Century Prologues on Ezekiel

Allison Zbicz Michael, Catholic University of America

 

Early Supposition Theory in 12th Century Joel

Justin Donovan, Catholic University of America

 

 

16.     Saint Augustine on Interior and Exterior Cultivation

Room 103

Chair: Brad Boswell, Duke University

 

Augustine and the Grace of Manual Labor

Aaron Morrison, Princeton Theological Seminary

 

In the Church Garden: Cultivation in Conversion and Liturgy in Augustine’s Confessions
Michelle J Falcetano, Villanova University

 

Augustine and the Life of Antony

Thomas Clemmons, Catholic University of America

 

 

17     Preachers and Teachers: Saint Ambrose and Saint John Chrysostom

Room 114

Chair:

 

John Chrysostom’s Preaching on Job as Exemplary Husband and Father

Douglas Finn, Boston College

 

The Shadows of the Saints: Relics in the Martyr Homilies of John Chrysostom

Samuel B. Johnson, University of Notre Dame

 

Tradition and Innovation in Ambrose of Milan’s Hexaëmeron

Angela Russell Christman, Loyola University, Maryland

 

Ennodius’s Ambrosiana as Pastoral Imitation

Brian Dunkle, SJ, Boston College

 

 

18.      Nature, Grace, Relation: The Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Room 119

Chair:  Francis Caponi, OSA, Villanova University

 

Nature and Grace in the Order of Charity

Austin Wilson, Duke Divinity School

 

Aquinas and the 'Instrumentalization' of Virtue: The Importance of the Human Person's Twofold End

Gilbert Stockson, University of Notre Dame

 

Prayer in God?  Trinity, Receiving, and the Prayer of Christ in Aquinas’s Trinitarian Theology           

Michael Joseph Higgins, Pontifical John Paul II Institute

 

Beauty, Goodness, and Truth: The Relational Transcendentals in Aquinas and Balthasar

Michael J. Rubin, University of Mary Washington

 

 

19.       Christian Education and Liturgical Formation in the Second Century

Room 120    

                        Chair:

 

The Coherence of Liturgical Scripture Reading in the Early Church

Stephen Presley, Southwestern Seminary

 

Lex orandi, lex identitatis: Prayer as Identity Formation in the Martyrdom of Polycarp

Paul Hartog, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

 

The Shifting Sands of Prayer in the History of the Didache

Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

 

Irenaeus on Education

Jeffrey Bingham, Southwestern Seminary

 

Session V: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM 

 

20.       Theology of Saint Bonaventure

Room 115

Chair: Kevin L. Hughes, Villanova University

 

The development of Pietas in the cultic thought of St. Bonaventure

Luke Togni, Marquette University

 

"All of the things which should be sought": The Lord's Prayer as the Summit of Desire in Bonaventure's Breviloquium

Daniel W. McClain, Loyola University, Maryland.

 

Ratzinger’s Bonaventure: authentically anti-Aristotelian (with respect to history)?

Matthew Boulter, University of Dallas

 

 

 

 

21.       (Re-)Naming God: Creative Retrievals of the Divine Names Tradition

Room 103

Chair: Terrence Sweeney, Villanova University

 

God as Beauty: Thomas Aquinas and William Desmond on Beauty as a Divine Name

Brendan Sammon, Saint Joseph’s University

 

God is Love: Dionysius the Areopagite, Jean-Luc Marion, and William Desmond on Divine Erotics

Paul Camacho, Villanova University

 

God as Mercy: St. Augustine and Ferdinand Ulrich on Doxological Naming in the Practice of Brotherly Love

Erik Van Versendaal, Pontifical John Paul II Institute

 

 

 

22.      Theurgy and Liturgy – Iamblichus and Augustine

Room 114

Organized by Hans Feichtinger, Archdiocese of Ottawa and Seamus O’Neill, Memorial University

Sponsored by Memorial University

Chair:

 

How to read the Most Divine Iamblichus? A Very Short Introduction

Hans Feichtinger, Archdiocese of Ottawa

 

My weight is my love: Augustine and Iamblichus

Maurizio Di Silva, Universidade Federal do Paraná

 

Augustine and Iamblichus on Evil Demons and Theurgy: Contacts and Conflict

Seamus O’Neill, Memorial University

 

 

23.   The Soul in Scholastic Theology

Room 119

Chair: Michael J. Rubin, University of Mary Washington

 

Aspectus, Affectus, and the Metaphysics of the Soul According to Robert Grosseteste

Brett W. Smith, Catholic University of America

 

Liberum Arbitrium in the Extant Cistercian Commentaries on the Sentences, 1250-1400

Andrew J. Cuff, Catholic University of America

 

St. Thomas and the Analogicity of Immanent Action

Samuel Wigutow, Catholic University of America

 

 

24   Intimacies in Medieval Thought

Room 120

Chair: June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University

       

Aemulatio and the Practice of Scholarly Friendship in Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and His and Heloise's Subsequent Exchanges

Robert Sweetman, Institute for Christian Studies

               

Supersession and Family Trauma in the Glossa Ordinaria to Genesis

John Y.B. Hood, Independent Scholar

 

The Lover and the Psalms: Hadewijch of Antwerp’s Mystical Poetry

Erin Risch Zoutendam, Duke University

LUNCH, 12:15 PM-1:45PM
The Inn at Villanova University

St Ambrogio
Milan

Session VI: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

 

25.     Saint Augustine on Christ, the Church and the World

Room 115

                        Chair: Joshua Gonnerman, Catholic University of America

 

Coordinating the Lord’s Prayer in Early North African Christianity: Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine

Augustine M. Reisenauer, O.P, University of Notre Dame

 

Ranking Pagans: An Augustinian Evaluation of Pagan Knowledge in De Civitate Dei

Brad Boswell, Duke University

 

Unjust Excommunications and Augustine’s Doctrine of the Church

Eric J. DeMeuse, Marquette University

 

Competing Christs: Augustine’s Developing Christology

Ty Monroe, Boston College

 

 

26.       Cosmos, Liturgy, and the Shape of Redemption

Room 101

                        Chair:  Ron Ditmars, Erasmus Academy

 

A Christian Theourgia: The Liturgy of the Dionysian Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

Patrick Connolly, Saint Louis University

 

Pagan and Christian Parallels in Early Irish Cosmology

Cathy Bodin, McDaniel College

 

Restoring the Discarded Image: Dante and C. S. Lewis on the Cosmic Liturgy of the Medieval Cosmos

David Russell Mosley, Holy Family Academy

 

Dante's Holy Tears: Hope, Prayer, and the Comic Shape of Redemption in the Divine Comedy

Matthew Rothaus Moser, Loyola University Maryland

 

 

27.     Retrievals: Medieval Wisdom and Contemporary Thought

Room 103

Chair:  Ian Clausen, Villanova University

               

Monasticism: The Work of God as a Participation in Beloved Sonship and the Universal Call to Holiness

Ryan Welch, Franciscan University of Steubenville

 

Ancient Symbols and Modern Actors: Envisioning Liturgy as a Symbolic Drama

Kyeil Kwak, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

 

The Pastoral Function of the Ecclesial Meaning of the Eucharist in the work of Henri de Lubac

Kyle D. Potter, Marquette University

 

 

28.       The Body and the Word in Imperial Spain and Colonial Latin America

Room 114

Chair:

               

The Polemical Body: The Language of Illness as a Defense of Converso Christians

Nicole Reibe, Loyola University Maryland

 

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the Villancico: Poetry in the Service of Liturgy in Seventeenth-Century Mexico

Marcos A. Ramos, O.P, University of St. Michael’s College

 

 

 

29.      The School of St. Victor: Masters Hugh and Richard

Room 119

Chair: Luke Togni, Marquette University

 

Meditatio and Memoria as Preparation for Contemplatio:

Comparing Augustine and Hugh of Saint-Victor

Derek M. Geerlof, Ambrose University

 

Hugh of St. Victor’s Objective Christology of Assumption and Passover

Clifton Stringer, Boston College

 

Love as Debt in the Thought of Richard of St. Victor

Michael Camacho, Pontifical John Paul II Institute

 

Session VII:

 

Plenary Session 4:00 PM- 5:45 PM

Room 115

 

Margot Fassler

Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy

University of Notre Dame

Liturgical Sequences as Communal Prayer

St. Ambrogio
Milan

10 AM:  Sunday Roundtable

A Sacrifice of Praise:  Liturgy, Prayer, and Hymnody at the Center of Faith and Life

 An Open Conversation 

with Susan Harvey and Margot Fassler

All are welcome.

Room 115/117

 

All Conference Events will conclude by 12pm