Canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II:
Webinar: What Makes a Saint? An Interdisciplinary Conversation Marking the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
Wednesday, April 23 @12:30pm
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As the Catholic Church prepares to canonize two of its recent popes, join several Duquesne Liberal Arts faculty to consider the meaning of sainthood from interdisciplinary perspectives. We'll consider the legacies of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, look at various ways of being holy, and consider what the Church's "universal call to holiness" can mean for us today.
Dr. Gerard Magill, Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy, and Law
Dr. Maureen O'Brien, Chair of the Department of Theology
Dr. Jams Swindal, Dean of McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Darlene Fozard Weaver, Director of the Center fo rthe Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Catholic Artistic Imagination:
This presentation will discuss Byzantine icons and hymns of the Crucifixion, examine their biblical-exegetical basis, and ponder their theological claims. Dr. Bogdan Bucur is an Associate Professor with the Department of Theology. His work explores the link between biblical exegesis, doctrinal developments, and spirituality in early Christianity and the Byzantine tradition.
"Encountering the Other: Catholic Social Teaching and Art"
"Through my art I hope to create images that strike a chord in the soul that resonates in the mind a state of wonder. Being in awe of humanity's possibility and celebration of the dignity of each person is reflected in how well society is creating a 'peace-filled' world. The artwork is more than social commentary of images and symbols; it is the story of you and I in relationship." - Matthew Walsh, Assistant Director, Spiritan Campus Ministry. Join us in exploring some of the key principals of Catholic social thought through the artist's imagination.
"Rublev's Icon of the Trinity"
Our series continues with a consideration of iconographic representations of the LORD's appearance to Abraham in the form of three men (Gen. 18). Early Western and Eastern icons interpreted this passage Christologically. The Russian iconographer Andre Rublev, in his famous icon on the Trinity, illustrated the same event as an interaction between the three persons of the Trinity and an invitation addressed to the viewer to participate in the life of the Trinity. Dr. Radu Bordeianu will share his expertise in a relaxed setting.
"Michelangelo's Catholic Imagination"
This series of receptions will begin with a consideration of Michelangelo's artistic engagement with Catholic liturgy and devotion, focusing on his first major commission, the Pieta in St. Peter's. Emily Fenichel, Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, will share her expertise in a relaxed setting.
Spiritan Pedagogy Dinner
Building Relationships with Africa: Evolving Foundations for Research, Teaching and Service
Anne Marie Hansen, Ed.D., O.T.R., Assistant Professor, Paluse Faculty Fellow
Lisa Lopez Levers, Ph.D, P.C.C.-S, L.P.C., C.R.C., N.C.C., The Rev. Francis Philben, CSSp. Endowed Chair in African Studies, Professor of Counselor Education & Supervision
Rodney Hopson, Ph.D., Professor, Hillman Distinguished Professor, 2006-2011
Catholic Strategies of International Conflict Resolution: Will the Rise of ‘Islamo-Liberals' Reduce Western-Islamic Hostilities?
Mark L. Haas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Part of the 2013 Mission and Identity Founders Week events.
2012 Paluse Faculty Research Grant Workshop
The workshop provided interested faculty an opportunity to meet with previous grant recipients to discuss the scope of the Catholic intellectual tradition and the character of mission-related research and scholarship. We welcome full-time faculty members who are considering applying for the Paluse Faculty Research Grant, or would like to participate in a conversation regarding mission-related research in general. Held Monday, December 10, 2012.
"Echoes of Biblical Apocalypticism in Benedict XVI's Social Teaching"
Dr. William Wright, Associate Professor, Theology Department
Thursday, October 11, 2012
"The Invention of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Mission and Identity in Catholic Higher Education"
Dr. Darlene Fozard Weaver, Director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
October 3, 2012