Christ and the Pelican Chick
LUMEN ET VITA CONFERENCE KEYNOTE
January 31, 2015
Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.
Respondent: Susan Reynolds
This lecture explores the nature of cosmic redemption and addresses the question of whether Christian hope can extend beyond its traditional anthropomorphic focus to include other living species and the cosmos as a whole. In light of technological innovation and ecological crises, Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., considers how Christ's resurrection was a transformative event for all of creation as a result of God's decision to personally enter into creation as flesh. This lecture also includes a response from STM graduate student Susan Reynolds, who views human interaction with and stewardship for the created world through the lens of the preferential option for the poor.
Sponsored by Lumen et Vita, the graduate student journal of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University.
Susan Reynolds is a PhD student at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.