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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Mission

In response to Pope Saint John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization, the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal (the Aquinas Center) aims at providing scholarly resources that will assist in a transformation – a new evangelization – of the academic discipline of theology. It seeks to reinvigorate the place of Catholic theology in the academy by supporting research, writing, lecturing, and teaching. As a central part of its mission, the Center seeks to develop bonds of friendship and dialogue between scholars from around the world.

The Center encourages academic scholarship that assists the Church in communicating the Wisdom of Christ to the contemporary world. The projects of the Center focus particularly upon identifying ways of drawing St. Thomas Aquinas’s vibrant theological and philosophical contributions into the conversations and debates that are ongoing today in the fields of theology, philosophy, and biblical studies. The Center seeks to develop a community of scholars worldwide who share a metaphysical and biblical vision of theology. As such, the Center welcomes and encourages the participation of philosophers, biblical scholars, and theologians.

The Center has assumed the responsibility for the Thomistica.Net website initiated by Dr. Mark Johnson. Dr. Nutt is responsible for its ongoing editorship. The Center also reaches out to scholars and doctoral students around the world and bestows awards in recognition of their contributions to the study of Aquinas and Catholic intellectual and faith 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

Conference Information

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.

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. 

Registration

Conference Information

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.

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. 

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

Hotel Blocks

La Quinta Inn & Suites

by Wyndham Naples East (I-75)

185 Bedzel Circle, Naples, FL 34104 (239) 352-8400
Distance from AMU: 35 miles, about 45 minutes
Cost per night: $146.50 (single); $156.50 (double) 

Hampton Inn

I-75 Naples

2630 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119 (239) 596-1299 Distance from AMU: 23 miles, about 35 minutes
Cost per night: $209.00 

Conference Schedule
February 11-13, 2021
(Subject to Change)

Thursday, February 11

12:00 - 8:00pm - Registration, Prince Building

3:30 - 5:00pm - Concurrent Sessions 

5:30pm - Dinner

7:30 - 9:00pm - Concurrent Sessions 

Friday, February 12

8:00 - 5:00pm - Registration, Prince Building 

8:30 - 10:00am - Concurrent Sessions 

10:15am - Opening Conference Welcome, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

10:30 - 11:45am - Plenary Session 1, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

11:45am - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45pm - Plenary Session 2, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

3:00 - 4:30pm - Concurrent Sessions 

5:00 - 6:30pm - Keynote Speaker, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

6:30pm - Cocktails and Dinner, Bob Thomas Student Union

Saturday, February 13

8:00 - 5:00pm - Registration, Prince Building 

8:00am - Mass, Student Union Ballroom

9:00 - 10:30am - Concurrent Sessions 

10:45 - 12:00pm - Plenary Session 3, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

12:00pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45pm - Plenary Session 4, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

3:00 - 4:30pm - Concurrent Sessions 

5:00pm - Optional Vigil Mass, Ave Maria Parish Church 

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Keynote Speaker, Ave Maria Parish Church

8:00pm - Keynote Speaker, Ave Maria Parish Church

Conference Schedule
February 11-13, 2021
(Subject to Change)

Thursday, February 11

12:00 - 8:00pm

3:30 - 5:00pm

5:30pm

7:30 - 9:00pm

Registration, Prince Building

Concurrent Sessions 

Dinner

Concurrent Sessions 

Friday, February 12

8:00 - 5:00pm

8:30 - 10:00am

10:15am

10:30 - 11:45am

11:45am

1:30 - 2:45pm

3:00 - 4:30pm

5:00 - 6:30pm

6:30pm

Registration, Prince Building 

Concurrent Sessions 

Opening Conference Welcome, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

Plenary Session 1, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

Lunch

Plenary Session 2, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

Concurrent Sessions 

Keynote Speaker, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

Cocktails and Dinner, Bob Thomas Student Union

Saturday, February 13

8:00 - 5:00pm

8:00am

9:00 - 10:30am

10:45 - 12:00pm

12:00pm

1:30 - 2:45pm

3:00 - 4:30pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm

8:00pm

Registration, Prince Building 

Mass, Student Union Ballroom

Concurrent Sessions 

Plenary Session 3, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

Lunch

Plenary Session 4, O’Bryan Performance Hall 

Concurrent Sessions 

Optional Vigil Mass, Ave Maria Parish Church 

Dinner

Keynote Speaker, Ave Maria Parish Church

Keynote Speaker, Ave Maria Parish Church

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Meal Options

Meals can be individually purchased at the cafeteria throughout the conference.

  • Breakfast - $6.12*
  • Lunch - $7.45*
  • Dinner - $8.65*
  • Brunch - $7.45

*Plus applicable taxes, prices subject to change

Ave Maria Restaurant Options

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February 11-13 | Ave Maria, FL

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