Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Wouldn't Miss This For Anything

Avery Cardinal Dulles will give the keynote address at a symposium entitled Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering. The symposium will be from March 30-31st at my school...Providence College.

The Providence College website describes the event as follows:

The question of divine impassibility has resurfaced in theological literature in recent years, reigniting long-standing debate on classical metaphysics and Christian revelation.

Providence College is pleased to announce an upcoming theological conference which will highlight a particular issue: the relationship among divine impassibility, human suffering, and divine providence.

How does a doctrine of God's passibility or impassibility affect how we understand his governance of the world, particularly with regard to human suffering?

Theologians from a diversity of Christian confessional traditions will discuss these subjects, providing impetus for reflection from a variety of theoretical standpoints.

The other speakers are:

Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Ph.D.
Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Ph.D.
Bruce Lindley McCormack, Ph.D.
Peter Casarella, Ph.D.
Bruce D. Marshall, Ph.D.
Paul Gondreau, Ph.D.
Robert W. Jenson, Ph.D.
R. Trent Pomplun, Ph.D.
David Bentley Hart, Ph.D.
Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Ph.D.
Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., Ph.D.

Needless to say, I will be there.

For more information, including registration information, visit the event website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would be a far better event if all the speakers were Catholic at this Catholic college.

Oh well.

Hope it is a good event.