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The First Annual Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Lecture

The First Annual Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Lecture

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY

In this inaugural lecture, STM alum James Martin, S.J., editor at large for America magazine, reflects on his theological education and formation, how it has shaped his ministry, and what he sees as the most pressing needs for ministry in the world today. 

Reception at 5:30 p.m., Robsham Plaza (in case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons)
Lecture at 7:00 p.m., Robsham Theater; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

Registration opens to the general public on September 4.
Registration confirmation required for admission to the lecture.

September 20

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Signs of Hope in Muslim-Christian Relations

Signs of Hope in Muslim-Christian Relations

THE BRIEN O'BRIEN AND MARY HASTEN LECTURE IN INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

Daniel A. Madigan, S.J., Ruesch Family Distinguished Jesuit Scholar and associate professor of theology, Georgetown University; Klaus Von Stosch, professor of systematic theology and chair, Center for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies, University of Paderborn, Germany; and Joshua Ralston, lecturer in Muslim-Christian relations, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Three prominent scholar participants in Muslim-Christian dialogue in Europe and in the United States share thoughts and recall experiences that reflect positive developments in the relationship between Muslims and Christians in the West. 

No registration.

September 27

5:00 PM

Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill Campus

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617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Disability and Advocacy in the Book of Job

Disability and Advocacy in the Book of Job

PYNE LECTURE ON MINISTRY WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Presenter: Andrew R. Davis, STM associate professor of Old Testament

Dr. Davis explores how being the father of a son with Down syndrome has affected his work as a biblical scholar, and how Scripture informs his approach to parenting. Focusing on the Book of Job, he discusses how the Bible can support efforts and advocacy for persons with disabilities. 

October 04

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Spirit and Truth: No Alternative Facts

Spirit and Truth: No Alternative Facts

STM TENTH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith, STM professor of the practice of theology

In a time when truth is increasingly under siege, human longing for it only grows stronger.  What does Christian spirituality suggest about truths that free and the Spirit who reminds us of those truths?

October 11

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

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617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Navigating Toward a Meaningful Life: Adolescents and Faith Formation

Navigating Toward a Meaningful Life: Adolescents and Faith Formation

FOURTH ANNUAL STM RELIGIOUS EDUCATION LECTURE
STM TENTH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Presenter: Theresa A. O’Keefe, STM associate professor of the practice of youth and young adult faith

Adolescence is the time in life when humans first gain the capacity to think in expansive ways, to imagine their lives beyond self-interest. But they are not likely to do this without prompting. Dr. O'Keefe argues that religious education for adolescents should make them aware of Christian narratives and practices that show the ever-widening horizon of God's love and offer a vision of hope for the world and their lives. 

October 18

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Session 1: The Old Testament in the Christian Bible

Presenter: Richard J. Clifford, S.J., STM professor emeritus of Old Testament
Respondent: Michael Simone, S.J., STM assistant professor of Old Testament
Moderator: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., STM dean and professor of New Testament

This colloquium celebrates the contributions of STM’s Scripture faculty to Catholic biblical scholarship and the publication of the Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018), a single-volume commentary written to be accessible to a wide range of readers and pastoral ministers. Dean Stegman and colloquium presenters are contributors to and coeditors of the commentary; STM faculty respondents are also contributors to the volume.  Copies of the Paulist Biblical Commentary will be available for purchase at the sessions.  

October 25

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Session 2: The Bible and Justice

Presenter: Carol Dempsey, O.P., professor of theology, University of Portland
Respondent: Andrew R. Davis, STM associate professor of Old Testament
Moderator: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., STM dean and professor of New Testament

This colloquium celebrates the contributions of STM’s Scripture faculty to Catholic biblical scholarship and the publication of the Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018), a single-volume commentary written to be accessible to a wide range of readers and pastoral ministers. Dean Stegman and colloquium presenters are contributors to and coeditors of the commentary; STM faculty respondents are also contributors to the volume.  Copies of the Paulist Biblical Commentary will be available for purchase at the sessions.  

October 25

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

 Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

STM 10th Anniversary Event

Keynote Lecture: Scripture in the Life of the Church

Presenter:  Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus of New Testament, and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

The Bible only becomes Scripture within the life of the church. The real question is how Scripture might become a meaningful, indeed powerful, element in the faith of Christians. This presentation considers what practices can form a scriptural imagination among believers.

October 25

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

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617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

 Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Session 3: Prayer Texts in the Bible

Presenter: Eileen Schuller, O.S.U., professor emeritus, Senator William McMaster Chair in the Study of Religion, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Respondent: Matthew Monnig, S.J., STM assistant professor of New Testament
Moderator: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., STM dean and professor of New Testament

This colloquium celebrates the contributions of STM’s Scripture faculty to Catholic biblical scholarship and the publication of the Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018), a single-volume commentary written to be accessible to a wide range of readers and pastoral ministers. Dean Stegman and colloquium presenters are contributors to and coeditors of the commentary; STM faculty respondents are also contributors to the volume.  Copies of the Paulist Biblical Commentary will be available for purchase at the sessions.  

October 26

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

 Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

Dean's Colloquium: The Bible in the Life of the Church

STM 10th Anniversary Event

Session 4: The Bible in the Church’s Liturgy

Presenter: Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., superior general, Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice
Respondent: Brian Dunkle, S.J., STM assistant professor of historical theology
Moderator: Thomas D. STegman, S.J., STM dean and professor of New Testament

This colloquium celebrates the contributions of STM’s Scripture faculty to Catholic biblical scholarship and the publication of the Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018), a single-volume commentary written to be accessible to a wide range of readers and pastoral ministers. Dean Stegman and colloquium presenters are contributors to and coeditors of the commentary; STM faculty respondents are also contributors to the volume.  Copies of the Paulist Biblical Commentary will be available for purchase at the sessions.  

October 26

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Love Your Neighbor and Yourself: Practicing Well-Being in Ministry

Love Your Neighbor and Yourself: Practicing Well-Being in Ministry

ANNUAL MINISTRY RENEWAL DAY
STM 10th Anniversary Event

Rev. William D. Roozeboom, STM assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling

Challenging and stressful, ministry requires the engagement of one’s entire being. The human “stress response” can make the demands of ministry feel overwhelming and exhausting.  This presentation explores the neurophysiology of the stress response; our predisposition toward hypervigilance because of  the brain’s negativity bias;  and how regular wellness practices help increase our capacity to respond effectively and empathically in ministry, and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

November 09

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Contact
617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

Two Cardinals: Conflict and Controversy in the Victorian Catholic Church

Two Cardinals: Conflict and Controversy in the Victorian Catholic Church

GASSON LECTURE

Major figures in the late 19th-century Roman Catholic Church, John Henry Newman and Henry Edward Manning were contemporaries at Oxford and fellow converts to Catholicism who became cardinals of the Roman Church. Manning was Archbishop of Westminster and head of the English Catholic Church from 1865 to 1892.  Newman, a poet, educator, and founder of the Oxford Movement, was considered perhaps the greatest theologian of his day. But the two disagreed vehemently on many issues, particularly the decrees of papal infallibility issued at the First Vatican Council. Their disagreements—and even their dislike of one another— illustrate important divisions over the future of the Catholic Church of their day and, indeed, of our own.

November 14

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus

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617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167