The Aquinas Center Presents:

Hope and Death

Christian Responses

February 11-13 | Ave Maria, FL

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The Aquinas Center Presents:

Hope and Death

Christian Responses

February 11-13 | Ave Maria, FL

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Additional papers requested: Submit inquiries by October 1, 2020

Mission

The COVID-19 global pandemic has accelerated anxiety about the meaning of death and life and so also the need for thoughtful consideration of the realities of Christian hope. Drawing primarily upon the witness of biblical revelation and its reception and formulation in the teachings of Thomas Aquinas, the conference responds to contemporary questions related to suffering, death, and hope for eternal life. 

Plenary Speakers

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

Professor of Biology

Providence College 

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Adam Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology

Ave Maria University

Michael Dauphinais

Chair of Theology Dept., Professor of Theology

Ave Maria University

Scott Hahn

Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. Professor of Biblical Theology & the New Evangelization

Franciscan University of Steubenville 

Plenary Speakers

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

Professor of Biology

Providence College 

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Adam Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology

Ave Maria University

Michael Dauphinais

Chair of Theology Dept., Professor of Theology

Ave Maria University

Scott Hahn

Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. Professor of Biblical Theology & the New Evangelization

Franciscan University of Steubenville 

Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.

Academic Dean, Professor of Theology

Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

Matthew Levering

Professor of Dogmatic Theology

University of Saint Mary of the Lake

Roger Nutt

V.P. for Academic Affairs, Assoc. Professor of Theology

Ave Maria University

Gregory Vall

Professor of Sacred Scripture

Notre Dame Seminary

William Wright

Professor of Theology

Duquesne University

Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.

Academic Dean, Professor of Theology

Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

Matthew Levering

Professor of Dogmatic Theology

University of Saint Mary of the Lake

Roger Nutt

V.P. for Academic Affairs, Assoc. Professor of Theology

Ave Maria University

Gregory Vall

Professor of Sacred Scripture

Notre Dame Seminary

William Wright

Professor of Theology

Duquesne University

Call for Papers

The Aquinas Center invites scholars and doctoral students to submit proposals for a 20-minute presentation on topics such as:  biblical and/or Thomistic eschatology; the meaning of suffering and/or death; death and resurrection; hope for eternal life; the virtue of hope in Aquinas; and other themes related to contemporary concerns insider and outside the Church.  Proposals may draw from across the wide range of the Catholic theological tradition with priority given to those engaging Thomas Aquinas and biblical theology. 

The conference will have a hybrid format, including both in-person and virtual components for speakers or attendees who may or may not be able to travel to the campus of Ave Maria University. Proposals should include a presentation title, 150-300-word abstract, a current C.V., and whether you expect to participate in the conference in an in-person or virtual mode.

Notification of acceptance will be given by November 1, 2020.

Contact Us

Ave Maria University: 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142

Phone: 1 (239) 280-1629

Email: graduatetheology@avemaria.edu

Contact Us

Ave Maria University: 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142

Phone: 1 (239) 280-1629

Email: graduatetheology@avemaria.edu

Submit Your Paper Today

Submissions must be received by October 1, 2020 | Notification of Acceptance by November 1, 2020

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