Deification through the Cross conference

Location: University of Notre Dame's McKenna Hall

An Ecumenical Symposium on Christian Salvation

September 24–25, 2021

Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant theologians will offer contributions to our understanding of the Christian doctrine of salvation on the basis of their own work in their distinct areas of specialization (Biblical, Historical, Liturgical, Moral, and Systematic theology), and in dialogue with K. Anatolios’s recently published Deification through the Cross: An Eastern Christian Theology of Salvation. (Eerdmans, 2020).

This conference will be held at University of Notre Dame's McKenna Hall.



  • Gary Anderson (University of Notre Dame)
  • Kirsten Anderson (College of St. Mary) 
  • Maximos Constas (Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology)
  • Nathan Eubank (University of Notre Dame)
  • David Fagerberg  (University of Notre Dame)
  • Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas)
  • David Lincicum (University of Notre Dame)
  • Michael Magree (Boston College)
  • Bruce Marshall (Perkins School of Theology)
  • Gerald  McKenny (University of Notre Dame)
  • Kenneth  Oakes (University of Notre Dame)
  • C. Kavin Rowe (Duke Divinity School)
  • Katherine Sonderegger (Virginia Theological Seminary)
  • Vincent Strand (University of Notre Dame)
  • Alexis Torrance (University of Notre Dame)

This conference will be complemented by another conference on the same topic in Rome in February 2022, featuring John Behr, Andrew Louth, Giulio Maspero, Christoph Schwoebel, Thomas Joseph White, and Rowan Williams.