Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe


The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality will meet at the University of Notre Dame June 29-July 2, 2013. The conference theme, “Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe,” focuses attention on the “fear of the Lord,” a multivalent topic with Biblical resonance, psycho-historical importance, and attested impact on the dynamics of the spiritual life. Called the “beginning of wisdom” (Ps. 111:10), holy fear is a prominent theme in the Bible itself and in Christian spiritual writings from the earliest times to today. 

Free and open to the public is the lecture-concert, “The Spiritual Compositions of Franz Liszt,” by pianist Zsuzsa Esztó-Roska (Ferenc Liszt University of Budapest, Hungary), scheduled for 8:00 Sunday evening, June 30, McKenna Hall Auditorium.

For full participation in the conference (including meals), please register before June 25 at www.theology.nd.edu/sscs

The SSCS conference is sponsored by the Center for Liturgy, the College of Engineering, the Department of Theology, the Institute for Church Life, the Maritain Center, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lectures, Mendoza College of Business—all at the University of Notre Dame—and by the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College.