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The Holy Spirit

The Duquesne University Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium Series

The 2018 Lecture title:  The Holy Spirit and the Challenge of Difference

Given by  Dr. M. Shawn Copeland
Professor of Systematic Theology
Department of Theology, Boston College.

Reckless, aggressive or hostile encounters can disrupt society's ability to realize community on a global scale. Duquesne University's 12th annual Holy Spirit Lecture considered the subtle capacity of the spirit to lead individuals to new discoveries and unexpected experiences of grace, justice and wisdom.Copeland is recognized as one of the most important influences in North America in drawing attention to the issues surrounding African-American Catholics. A former convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, she is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Seton Medal and the Congar Award for excellence in theology.

Watch the 2018 Holy Spirit Lecture Online

The Holy Spirit Lecture Series at Duquesne University:

The Lecture titles and Speakers:

2005 The Holy Spirit, Witness and Martyrdom, Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright.
2006 The Holy Spirit and Ecumenical Dialogue: Theological and Practical Dimensions, Cardinal Walter Kasper.
2007 The Holy Spirit in the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop Kallistos Ware.
2008 Creative Giver of Life: An Ecological Theology of the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
2009 Whose Sins You Shall Forgive ... The Holy Spirit and the Forgiveness of Sin(s) in the Fourth Gospel, Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.
2010 Dust and DNA: The Intertwining of Word and Spirit in History and the Trinitarian Life, The Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes III.
2011 The Unexpected God: How Christian Faith Discovers the Holy Spirit, Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J.
2013 How Does the Holy Spirit Assist the Church in Its Teaching? Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz.
2014 An Evangelizing Communion: The Church, the Holy Spirit, and Vatican II, Rev. Msgr. Paul McPartlan, STL, DPhil.
2016 Beyond the Filioque Disputes? Re-assessing the Radical Equality of the Spirit through the Ascetic and Mystical Tradition, Sarah Coakley.
2017 The Holy Spirit in Jewish and Christian scripture, Jack Levison.

Nine Moments In Celebration of the Holy Spirit


Consecrated by the Holy Spirit

Possessed by the Holy Spirit   

Purified by the Holy Spirit

 Empowered by the Holy Spirit        

 Inspired by the Holy Spirit

Obedient to the Holy Spirit          

The Spirit of Love

Gifted by the Holy Spirit                

 Mary is Our Model

Holy Spirit and Candle

The Nine Moments