Political Theologies Seminar at Marquette University

Meeting Next Thursday, April 25

Discussion:

“Why Dogmatics is Ethics: Discussion between Drs. Nussberger and Long over Barth and von Balthasar” next Thursday, April 25th, from 3:30-5 in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Meeting this Thursday, March 21

Presentation:

Erin Kidd will be presenting “Identity & Difference: Hans urs von Balthasar’s Gender Politics” followed by discussion this coming Thursday, March 21, from 3:30-5 in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Meeting Feb. 14 on the Pére Marquette Lecture

We will be discussing this years Pére Marquette Lecture, “Givenness and Hermeneutics,” by Jean-Luc Marion on February 14th from 3:30-5pm in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Contact David Horstkoetter for advanced copies that have been made available only for those attending the meeting.

Reminder and Update for Later Meetings this Semester

This Wednesday, October 24, at 3:30-5 in Raynor Conference Room A, Panel and Discussion:

Dr. Darrell Dobbs (Political Science), Dr. John Davis (Economics), and Fr. Ogbonnaya (Theo) on “What are the political dimensions of love?: Comments on Caritas in veritate.

 
November and December:

Book Discussion:

Panel and Discussion on Kenneth Surin’s Freedom not Yet, November 15, 3:30-5 at Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Working Project:

Fr. John Montag, “Theology and the University,” December 13, 3:30-5 at Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Fall 2012 Calendar

October:

Discussion:

Dr. Michael Baxter (DePaul) and Fr. Hughson, “Prophetic or Kingly: Has American Catholicism Over-Adjusted And Is It Murray’s Fault?” on October 11th, 3:30-5 in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Panel and Discussion:

Dr. Darrell Dobbs (Poli Sci), Dr. John Davis (Econ), and Fr. Ogbonnaya (Theo) on “What are the political dimensions of love?: Comments on Caritas in veritate,” October 24th, 3:30-5 in Raynor Conference Room A.

November and December:

Book Discussion:

Panel and Discussion on Kenneth Surin’s Freedom not Yet in mid-late November. Details TBA.

Working Project:

Fr. John Montag, “Theology and the University,” in early December. Details TBA.

Schedule Change

“Thinking Aloud and Discussion with Fr. Fredrick Brenk on Late Antiquity and Modern Political Life: Church and State as Revealed in The Acts of the Apostles” is now Friday, April 27 at 3:30-5 in Seminar Room 301 (Raynor).

Frederick E. Brenk, S.J., is emeritus ordinarius professor for New Testament History (the Greek and Roman background of the Hellenistic books of the Old Testament, and the New Testament) of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. He is the author and co-editor of numerous books and the author of a large number of articles in in this area, in particular on Plutarch, on Middle Platonism, on Greek Religion, and on the Isis Cult. At the present time he is preparing an article on Plutarch for the Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. He has been a visiting fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and was the Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem during the month of November, 2011.

Spring 2012 Calendar

Working Project Presentation:
Rebecca Meier Rao, “The Power of Spirituality In Creating a Better Earth: the Eco-Spiritualities of Sallie McFague and Leonardo Boff,” February 2, 3:30-5 in Seminar Room 301 (Raynor).

Book Discussion:
Paul Kahn’s book Political Theology: Four New Chapters on Sovereignty. March 30, 2-3:30 in Seminar Room 301 (Raynor).

- What the Seminar has covered on Schmitt and sovereignty is here.
– Review of Political Theology: Four New Chapters on Sovereignty by Adam Thurschwell is here.
– Also, the SSRC did quite an engagement with Kahn’s book here, and within that, there is a helpful response by Kahn here.

Discussion:
“Thinking Aloud and Discussion with Fr. Fredrick Brenk on Late Antiquity and Modern Political Life: Church and State as Revealed in The Acts of the Apostles”
April 19, 3:30-5 in Seminar Room 301 (Raynor).

Frederick E. Brenk, S.J., is emeritus ordinarius professor for New Testament History (the Greek and Roman background of the Hellenistic books of the Old Testament, and the New Testament) of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. He is the author and co-editor of numerous books and the author of a large number of articles in in this area, in particular on Plutarch, on Middle Platonism, on Greek Religion, and on the Isis Cult. At the present time he is preparing an article on Plutarch for the Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. He has been a visiting fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and was the Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem during the month of November, 2011.

Project Presentation:
Josh Davis is visiting professor of Catholic Studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He will present on the place of theological education (catechesis) in the development of new political and social movements in Chiapas, Mexico. He will look at how the pastoral emphasis of this pedagogical practice combined empirical and theoretical viewpoints in a way that led to an indigenous “ressourcement.” While his ‘return to the sources’ shares much with its European and North American expressions, it departs from them in important and decisively political ways. We will explore the reasons for these differences and consider the nature of the movement’s continued suppression. We also will give special consideration to talking concretely about the potential for forming parallel forms of ecclesial life in the US.
May 3, 3:30-5 in Seminar Room 301 (Raynor).

Working Project Presentation:
David Horstkoetter, “Gary Dorrien, Stanley Hauerwas, Rowan Williams, and the Theological Transformation of Sovereignty.”
May 10, 3:30-5 in Seminar Room 301 (Raynor).

Time Change for Discussion on Gillespie’s Book

Book discussion on Michael Gillespie’s Theological Origins of Modernity will be November 10, 12:30-2:00pm in Raynor Conference Room 301. Not 3:30-5:00 as previously scheduled.

Also Nathan Willowby will be giving a short presentation on the book, titled “We Found Modernity’s Family Tree, Should We Cut it Down or Build an Embassy?” and following will be a discussion of the book.

Two Papers from the “Sampling Political Theology” Panel

The panel on “Sampling Political Theology” went well. Two of the working papers you can download here:

Geoff Holsclasw, Against ‘Political’ Theology

David Horstkoetter, Genealogy, Memory, and the Danger in Political Theology

The Church and Postmodern Culture,” now at The Other Journal, has begun discussing the two papers. The discussion for Geoff’s is here and for David’s is here. So go over there if you would like to participate in a discussion about the issues that the papers raise.

Fall 2011 Calendar

A panel called “Sampling Political Theology”:
Geoff Holsclasw, Against ‘Political’ Theology
David Horstkoetter, Genealogy, Memory, and the Danger in Political Theology
Rebecca Meier-Rao, The Role of the Political in Ecofeminist Theology
Thomas Bridges, Liturgical Diaspora as the Church’s Political Witness
September 15th, 3:30-5 in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

“Aquinas and Barth,” with Fr. Hughson and Dr. Long. October 13th, 3:30-5 at the Arrupe House with reception.

Book symposium on Michael Allen Gillespie’s Theological Origins of Modernity. November 10th, 3:30-5 in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

Presentation on a working project by Ben Suriano tentatively titled “Resurrection and Emancipatory Ethics.” December 8, 3:30-5 in Raynor Seminar Room 301.

These are free and open to the public.

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