Featured Speakers and Moderators

Speakers

[1] Dr. J. Matthew Ashley.  Associate Professor of Systematic Theology & Chair, Theology Department, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1993.  Author, editor, and translator of books and articles on theology and science, Latin American theology, and the theology of Johannes Metz, including The End of Time? (2004) and Faith in History and Society (Second Revised and Enlarged Edition, 2007).

[2] Dr. John C. Cavadini.  Professor of Patristic Theology & Director, Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame.  Member of the Pontifical Theological Commission.  Ph.D., Yale University, 1988.  Author, editor, and translator of books and articles on the theology of St. Augustine, on contemporary theology, and the renewal of Catholicism, including Augustine Through the Ages (1999) and Who Do You Say That I Am? (2004).
 
[3] Dr. Catherine E. Clifford.  Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, St. Paul’s University, Ottawa & Director, Research Centre for Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism. Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College, 2002. Author, editor, and translator of books and articles in ecclesiology, ecumenism, and sacramental theology, including The Groupe des Dombes: A Dialogue of Conversion (2005) and Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II, co-authored with Richard Gaillardetz (2012).
 
[4] Dr. Kristin M. Colberg.  Assistant Professor of Historical-Systematic Theology, Saint John’s University (Collegeville).  Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008.  Author of articles on the Second Vatican Council, appearing in Horizons (2011) and The Heythrop Journal (2013).  In March 2011, Dr. Colberg as the assistant chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Theology Department (2009-11) initiated this conference and secured the arrangements with Cardinal Kasper.
 
[5] Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J.  Catherine Huisking Professor of Patristic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  D.Phil., Oxford University, 1978.  Author, editor, and translator of books and authors on patristic theology and the early Church, including Gregory of Nazianzus (2006) and God in Early Christian Thought (2009).
 
[6] Dr. Francis Schüssler Fiorenza.  Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School.  Th.D., University of Münster, 1972.  Author and editor of books and articles in systematic theology and theological hermeneutics, including Politische Theologie (2011) and Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives (Second Revised Edition, 2011).
 
[7] Dr. Anthony J. Godzieba.  Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University & Editor, Horizons.  Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1992.  Author and editor of books and articles on fundamental theology, systematic theology, and philosophy of religion, including Christology: Memory, Inquiry, Practice (2003).
 
[8] Dr. Elizabeth T. Groppe.  Associate Professor of Theology, Xavier University (Cincinnati).  Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1999.  Author of books and articles on the doctrine of God, Jewish-Christian relations, and the theology of the environment, including Yves Congar’s Theology of the Holy Spirit (2004) and Eating and Drinking: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (2010).
 
[9] Rev. Gustavo A. Gutiérrez, O.P.  John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., Catholic University of Lyon, 1985.  Author of books and articles on Latin American liberation theology, including The Power of the Poor (2004) and Spiritual Writings (2011).
 
[10] Dr. M. Catherine Hilkert, O.P.  Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1984.  Author and editor of books and articles on theological anthropology, preaching, and feminist theology, including The Praxis of the Reign of God (2002) and Speaking with Authority: Catherine of Siena (Revised and Expanded Edition, 2009).
 
[11] Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.  Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University.  Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1981.  Author of books and articles on the doctrine of God, Christology, Mariology, and feminist theology, including Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture (2004) and Quest for the Living God (2007).
 
[12] Cardinal Walter Kasper. President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Co-Chair of the International Commission for Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue. Emeritus Bishop of Diocese of Rottenburg – Stuttgart.  Emeritus Professor of Theology, Tübingen University. Th.D., University of Tübingen, 1958.  Author of many books and articles on the doctrine of God, Christology, the Church, and ecumenical and interreligious relations, including Harvesting the Fruits: Aspects of Christian Faith Ecumenical Dialogue (2009) and Katholische Kirche: Wesen, Wirklichkeit, Sendung (2011).
 
[13] Dr. Robert A. Krieg.  Professor of Historical-Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1976.  Author, editor, and translator of books and articles on Christology, the Catholic Church in Nazi Germany, and German Catholic theologians, including Franz Jägerstätter (2009) and Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives (2013). 
 
[14] Dr. William P. Loewe.  Associate Professor of Theology, Catholic University of America.  Ph.D., Marquette University, 1974.  Author and editor of books and articles on Christology, soteriology, and fundamental theology, including Theology and Sacred Scripture (2002).
 
[15] Rev. Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P.  Emeritus Warren Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Th.D., University of Munich, 1967.  Author, editor, and translator of books and articles on the theology of grace, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the history of modern Catholic theology in Germany, including God in the World (2007) and Vast Universe: Extraterrestrials and Christian Revelation (2012).
 
[16] Dr. Cyril J. O’Regan.  Huisking Professor of Philosophical-Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., Yale University, 1989.  Author of books and articles in philosophical theology, systematic theology, and post-modern thought, including Gnostic Apocalypse (2002) and Theology and the Spaces of Apocalyptic (2009).
 
[17] Rabbi A. James Rudin.  Senior Interreligious Director, American Jewish Committee.  Emeritus Director, Interreligious Affairs Department, American Jewish Committee.  Distinguished Professor, St. Leo’s University.  D.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, 1960. Author of numerous books and articles of Jewish-Christian relations, including Christians and Jews: Faith to Faith (2011) and Cushing, Spellman, and O’Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations (2012).
 
[18] Rev. John R. Sachs, S.J.  Associate Professor of Theology & Academic Dean, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  Th.D., University of Tübingen, 1984.  Author of books and articles in creation and eschatology, doctrine of God, and theological anthropology, including The Christian Vision of Humanity (1991).
 
[19] Dr. Susan K. Wood, S.C.L.  Professor of Systematic Theology & Chair, Theology Department, Marquette University.  Associate Editor, Pro Ecclesia.  Bishops’ Committee for Catholic-Lutheran Relations.  Ph.D., Marquette University, 1986.  Author and editor of books and articles on the Church, ecumenism, and sacramental theology, including One Baptism: Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism (2009) and Central Issues in Ecclesiology (2011).

Moderators

[1] Dr. John Betz.  Associate Professor of Philosophical-Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1999.  Author of books and articles in philosophical theology, including After Enlightenment (2009).
 
[2] Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo.  Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., Institut Catholique Paris, 1978.  Author of books and articles in pastoral and Hispanic theology, including Charity (2008) and Beyond Borders (2009).
 
[3] Rev. Michael A. Fahey, S.J.  Emeritus Professor, Emmett Doer Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, Marquette University.  Scholar-in-residence: Fairfield University. Emeritus editor, Theological Studies.  Th.D., University of Tübingen, 1970.  Author and editor of books and articles on the Church, ecumenism, and Orthodox theology, including Orthodox and Catholic Sister Churches (1996) and Receiving “The Nature and Mission of the Church” (2008).
 
[4] Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C.  Associate Professor of Theology and History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame.  Director, University of Notre Dame’s Center of Social Concerns.  Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001.  Author of books and articles on missiology, the African Christianity, and global Christianity, including The Evangelizing of Slaves and Catholic Origins in East Africa (2005).
 
[5] Dr. Ulrich L. Lehner. Associate Professor of Theology, Marquette University.  Th.D., University of Regensburg, 2005.  Author of books and articles on the Catholic Church and Catholic theology from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including A Companion to the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe (2010) and Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines, 1740- 1803 (2011).
 
[6] Dr. Bradley J. Malkovsky.  Associate Professor of Comparative Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Editor, Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies.  Ph.D., University of Tübingen, 1994.  Author of books and articles on Hindu-Christian relations and the theology of world religions, including New Perspectives on advaita Vedanta (2000) and The Role of Divine Grace in the Soteriology of Samkaracarya (2001).
 
[7] Dr. Francesca A. Murphy.  Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame.  Ph.D., King’s College, London, 1990.  Author of books and articles in theological aesthetics, theology and the arts, and ecclesiology, including God Is Not a Story (2007) and 1 Samuel (2010).
 
[8] Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M.  Professor of Social Ethics & Director, Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, Catholic Theological Union.  Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1970.  Author of books and articles in Catholic-Jewish Studies, Jewish studies, and social ethics, including Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust (2001) and Themes in Jewish-Christian Relations (2005).
 
[9] Dr. Elena G. Procario-Foley.  Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies & Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Iona College.  Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1985.  Author of articles on Christology, ethics, and Jewish-Christian relations, including Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (2009).