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School of Theology and Ministry

December 2012

Faculty news


Khaled Anatolios delivered a paper, “The Soteriological Grammar of Conciliar Christology,” at the Thomistic Institute’s symposium “Jesus Christ, True God and True Man: The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology” in Washington, D.C. He also spoke at the conference "Dei Verbum at 50: Toward a Clarification of the Inspiration of Scripture” at the University of Dayton and presented his project “Deification Through the Cross: An Eastern Christian Soteriology” at the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology conference in Pittsburgh.

Colleen M. Griffith and Thomas H. Groome edited Catholic Spiritual Practices: Treasures Old and New (Paraclete Press, 2012). Groome also guest edited the fall 2012 edition of C21 Resources.

Oxford University Press published The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. (with Marc Zvi Brettler and Peter Enns). Harrington also authored First and Second Maccabees, vol. 12 (Liturgical Press, 2012); Witnesses to the Word: New Testament Studies Since Vatican II (Paulist Press, 2012); Following Jesus: What the New Testament Teaches Us (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012); as well as three Amazon e-books: God’s Word Every Sunday: Reflections for Year AYear BYear C (Franciscan Media, 2012). He also revised and edited (with Richard J. Clifford, S.J.), the second edition of Lawrence Boadt’s Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction (Paulist Press, 2012).

Melissa Kelley presented "The Mosaic of Grief" at the annual conference of the eastern and northeast regions of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She also spoke on grief to the Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brighton, Massachusetts.

Mark Massa, S.J., gave the 2012 Mullen Lecture at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio. His lecture was titled “A Pox on Both Your Houses: Moving Beyond Conservative and Liberal Labels Within the American Catholic Community.” He also moderated “The View From the Top,” a panel discussion at Boston College’s Sesquicentennial Symposium “Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education,” sponsored by the University’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and by the Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy.

Baylor University Press published The Acts of Philip: A New Translation, by Christopher R. Matthews (with François Bovon).

Theresa A. O’Keefe presented a paper, “Growing up Alone:  The New Normal of Isolation in Adolescence,” at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators conference in Dallas.

Hosffman Ospino gave the keynote presentation, “Faith and the New Evangelization, in English and Spanish at an event inaugurating the Year of Faith for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri. He presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Religious Education Association in Atlanta, and spoke at meetings and colleges across the country, including the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual meeting of the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education; the Brother Luke Salm, F.S.C., Religious Education Workshop; and the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey.

“Feminicide and the Reinvention of Religious Practices,” an essay by Nancy Pineda-Madrid, was included in Women, Wisdom, and Witness: Engaging Contexts in Conversation (Liturgical Press, 2012). Pineda-Madrid also lectured at the Congreso Continental de Teologia at Unisinos in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and the Cuerpos y Fronteras: Transformando la Violencia y Rescatando la Justicia conference at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. The Sisters of Loretto honored Pineda-Madrid with the Loretto Legacy Award in Religion and Theology.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., participated in “A Morning with the Apostle Paul (and Friends),” a panel discussion at St. Mary’s Seminary and University upon the inauguration of Michael J. Gorman as the Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology. He also lectured at Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlottesville, Virginia, and gave a presentation at St. Ignatius’s October “Theology on Tap.”

Andrea Vicini, S.J., presented “Catholic Bioethics and New Biotechnologies: Shaping a Social Justice Approach” at the Boston Theological Institute’s Ethics Colloquium.