Spring 2012 Calendar

by d. w. horstkoetter

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.

“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).