Political Theologies Seminar at Marquette University

Political Theologies: Spring Series

by carolineredick

This Spring, we continue with our theme of major figures and movements in Political Theology. Each presenter is a member of our own Theology Department, and each talk is introductory.

Date
Topic
Speaker
Location
February 22nd
20th Century Nonviolent Resistance Movements
Chris Gooding
AMU 252
March 8th
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Dr. Conor Kelly
AMU 252
March 22nd
Karl Rahner and Juan Luis Segundo on Utopias
Wesley Sutermeister
AMU 252
April 5th
Stanley Hauerwas
Kyle Potter
AMU 252
April 19th
Radical Orthodoxy
Jonathan Owens
AMU 252
 

Political Theologies Fall 2016 Series

by Chris Gooding

For our Fall Series this year, we have decided to give a series of introductory talks on various luminaries in the history of political theology. Each talk will be given by a current doctoral student or candidate in the Theology Department. Each talk is introductory: no familiarity with the thinker(s) in question is assumed. All sessions  will take place on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Our kickoff session is this upcoming Wednesday, September 21st. Here is our Fall lineup:

 

Date Topic Speaker Location
September 21st James Cone Steve Calme AMU 254
October 5th Amos Yong Caroline Redick AMU 254
October 12th Bernard Lonergan Jonathan Heaps AMU 254
October 26th Radical Orthodoxy Jonathan Owens AMU Henke Lounge
November 2nd Francisco Suarez Eric Demeuse AMU 252
November 9th Ephrem the Syrian Dave Kiger AMU 254

 

Please come out and support our doctoral students/candidates, and learn from their expertise. If you have any questions about our Fall series, please contact either Caroline Redick (caroline.redick@marquette.edu) or Chris Gooding (christopher.gooding@marquette.edu), the co-conveners for the Seminar this year.

April 2nd Discussion

by Chris Gooding

We will have our final meeting for the semester next Thursday, April 2nd at 3:00pm in Beaumier Suite A in the basement of Raynor Library. Andy Alexis-Baker will be our presenter for the session. Andy has been doing research on Christian theology and the ethics of policing for several years, and has published some of his work on the subject in Conrad Grebel Review and The Ellul Forum.

Spring Discussion Series on Policing

by Chris Gooding

The Political Theologies Seminar at Marquette is going to be hosting a Spring discussion series on the possibility of just policing.  Given the current public discussion going on surrounding police brutality and race in the US, we are going to be having a discussion series on the current state of policing, and hearing from voices advocating measures that range from various reforms to the complete abolition of police forces altogether.

Sessions will begin with a 20-30 minute presentation followed by an hour-long discussion.  The hour-long discussions will revolve around both themes from the presentation and readings from Radley Balko’s Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.

Meetings will take place from 3pm-4:30pm on the first Thursday of every month (Feb. 5th,  March 5th, and April 2nd).

The first meeting will take place on Feb. 5th in AMU 231.  Chris Gooding will be presenting some of his research on policing in anti-trafficking work.  The discussion that follows will revolve around the first four chapters of Balko’s book.  Feel free to attend the session even if you cannot commit to reading Balko; his work will simply provide a better context for the discussion that follows.

Meeting Next Thursday, April 25

by d. w. horstkoetter

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

by d. w. horstkoetter

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

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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

by d. w. horstkoetter

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

by d. w. horstkoetter

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

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“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.