Robin Andersen, PhD, A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program, presented the paper “HBO’s Treme and the Evolving Stories of the Storm” at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2015 conference in Montreal, Canada on July 12-16.
Charles C. Camosy, PhD, A&S,
associate professor of theology, published “No View from Nowhere: the Challenge of Grounding Human Dignity without Theology” in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics. Also in June, he presented “A Plea for a Theologically-Confident Account of the Human Person” at the fifth meeting of the Contending Modernities working group in Rome.
George Demacopoulos, PhD, A&S,
professor of theology and director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, presented “Festal Violence: Liturgical Commemoration of the Cross in Byzantium” at The XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies conference, also at Oxford, in August.
John A. Fortunato, PhD, BUS,
professor of communication and media management, published a chapter entitled “Changing the Competitive Environment for Sports Broadcasting Rights” in the book The ESPN Effect: Exploring the Worldwide Leader in Sports (Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2015).
Karina Hogan, PhD, A&S,
associate professor of theology, presented “Mother Zion or Mother Church? The Use of Baruch in 5 Ezra” at the Catholic Biblical Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans in August.
Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, A&S,
Distinguished Professor of Theology, gave a seminar paper on whether animals should be considered imago Dei at the Catholic Theological Society of America meeting at Milwaukee in June. In addition, her book Ask the Beasts; Darwin and the God of Love (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) was the sole subject of another seminar where it was discussed by a panel of three scholars.
Sarit Kattan Gribetz, PhD, A&S,
assistant professor of theology, presented “The Roman Calendar in the Imperial East: A View from Rabbinic Sources between Palestine and Babylonia” at the Empire and the Media of Religion conference held at the University of California, Los Angeles in May. She also presented “Philo and Seneca in Rome: On Journeys and Encounters, Real and Imagined” at the Journeys in the Roman East: Real and Imagined conference at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in June, and “Gender and Sexuality in the Toledot Yeshu Traditions” at The Jewish Life of Jesus (Toledot Yeshu) in Context: Jewish-Christian Polemics in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History conference at the Institut für Judaistik at the University of Bern in Switzerland in July.
Joseph T. Lienhard, SJ, A&S,
professor of theology, published “‘Faith of Our Fathers’: The Fathers of the Church and Vatican II” in Divine Promise and Human Freedom in Contemporary Catholic Thought
(Lexington Books, 2015).
Scott MacDougall, PhD, A&S,
post-doctoral teaching fellow in the theology department, has been named visiting assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific for the 2015-2016 year.
Harry P. Nasuti, PhD, A&S,
professor of theology, was elected vice president of the Catholic Biblical Association at their annual meeting in New Orleans this August.
Aristotle Papanikolaou, PhD, A&S,
Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Theology and Culture, professor of theology, and co-founding director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, presented “Orthodox Liberalism and Secularism: Overcoming Political Nestorianism,” at the Political Orthodoxy and Totalitarianism in a Post-Communist Era conference in Helsinki, Finland on May 28-31.
Robert J. Parmach, PhD, A&S,
freshman dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, faculty director of Manresa scholars program, and instructor of philosophy and theology, was elected to the student life committee of the board of trustees of Xavier High School in New York City and to the advisory board of the New York Contemplative Leaders in Action, a two-year Ignatian program of professional and faith development for young adults.
Michael Peppard, PhD, A&S,
associate professor of theology, published the article “Paul Would Be Proud: The New Testament and Jewish-Gentile Respect” in Theological Studies 76 (2015): 260-79. He presented “The Bible in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” at the Presidential Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Sacred Heart University in May. He also presented “Law and Liberty: Circumcision Discourse from Galatia to Germany,” at the Lautenschlaeger Colloquium on Law and Lawlessness in Early Judaism and Christianity at Mansfield College, Oxford University, and “Dunked or Enlightened? Reconsidering Terminology for Sites and Rites of Initiation” at The XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies conference, also at Oxford, in August.
Maureen A. Tilley, PhD, A&S,
professor of theology, presented “Pseudo-Cyprian and the Rebaptism Controversy in Africa” at The XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies conference, also at Oxford, in August.
Terrence W. Tilley, PhD, A&S,
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology and chair of the department, presented a paper on faith and reason in The Brothers Karamazov at the Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society in May. He participated in a roundtable discussion on “practical theology” at the Annual Meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America in June. He also participated in the Templeton Foundation Symposium at Fordham on “Varieties of Understanding” in June and the Quadrennial Oxford Patristics Conference in August. On August 18, he gave a keynote lecture to the faculty of Chaminade University of Honolulu on “Embracing Diversity, Sustaining Identity: The Catholic University Today and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.”
Richard R. Viladesau, PhD, A&S,
professor of theology, published the article, “Art and God: A Philosopher’s Assessment” in the Summer 2015 issue of Artenol.