Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Cody Lectures Archive


2011 Sixth Annual John Cardinal Cody Lecture

Gianni Vattimo
"Christianity Without the Truth?"
Gianni Vattimo is an internationally recognized Italian author, philosopher, and politician. He has been a Professor of Aesthetics and of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin, and also served as a visiting professor at a number of American universities.


2010 Fifth Annual John Cardinal Cody Lecture

Sir John Polkinghorne, KBE FRS
"An Intelligible Universe"
Rev. Dr. Polkinghorne is an Anglican priest, the former President of Queens College, Cambridge University, and former Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted by the Queen in 1997. In 2002, Dr. Polkinghorne received the Templeton Prize. 


2009 Fourth Annual John Cardinal Cody Lecture 

Professor Michael Welker

"The End of the World and New Creation: Can Theology and the Natural Sciences Engage in a Meaningful Discussion of Eschatological Themes?"

Professor Michael Welker is the Director of the Forschungszentrum fuer Internationale und Interdiszliplinaere Theologie (FIIT), Heidelberg, Germany


2008 Third Annual John Cardinal Cody Lecture

His Excellence the Most. Rev. Bruno Forte
Archbishop of Chieti - Vasto (Italy), former Professor of Dogmatics and Dean of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy

Video - Part 1

Video - Part 2


2008 John Cardinal Cody Lecture Series

LeRon Schults
Professor of Theology and Philosophy, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway


2007 Gifford Lecturers Panel

J. Wentzel van Huysteen
James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science at Princeton Theological Seminary.