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Theological Kinships

Young Scholars Colloquia

Christian Philosophy at Villanova (CPaV)

Feb. 23, 2019 Fedigan  SAC 400

Annual St. Augustine Lecture

March 14, 2019 - 7:30 PM Driscoll Auditoriumm

Dr. David Hunter
Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Kentucky

Between Discipline and Doctrine: Augustine’s Response to Clerical Misconduct

As an active bishop, Augustine had to deal with clerical abuse of power, whether sexual or financial. This lecture will explore both Augustine’s practice in dealing with clerical abuse of power and position, as well as his doctrinal convictions on the holiness of the clergy. In his confrontation with Donatist Chris­tians, Augustine developed doctrines on the church and sacrament that can appear to be in tension with his insistence on appropriate clerical discipline. I will examine how he tried to resolve these tensions and how they may assist Christians today in the face of today’s crisis of clerical misconduct.


The Vivian J. Lamb Lecture Series

March 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM -Falvey Library Room 205

Professor Robert John Russell
Founding director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) and the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science  

At the Frontier of Theology and Science
The Big Bang and Darwinian evolution have become common terms today. Do they support or challenge belief in God and in the Resurrection of Christ? This lecture will ask what it means to say that God intervenes in nature or cares for the suffering of human beings in relation to those scientific commonplaces. And what does it me to talk about "a new creation" for the relationship between science and theology?


The Patricia H. Imbesi, Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture

April 10th, 2019 - 4:30 pm Falvey Library Room 205

Dr. Matthew Puffer
The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow

Toward the Image of God: Scripture, Formation, and Augustine’s Catholic Imagination
What might it mean that human beings were created “to the image and likeness of God”? Augustine wrestled extensively with this question through lenses shaped by his formation as a teacher and priest. We will follow the development of Augustine’s understanding of the image of God by attending to the diverse ways that he interprets and deploys scriptural metaphors and distinctions that slowly but deeply formed Augustine’s Catholic imagination


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