Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Intellectual Life Events



Spring 2018



Monday, February 26, 2018
A John Cardinal Cody Chair Graduate Seminar
Presented by the John Cardinal Cody Chair in Theology, the Theology Department, ItalCultura, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
The Gospel of Judas: Contemporary Trends in Research and Interpretation
Madeleine Scopello, Correspondant de l’Institut de France, Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Mundelein 304
10:25 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Faith and Public Life: Controversial Conversations
The John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service
A Conversation on Immigration, Faith, and Public Life
Craig Mousin, Ombudsperson, DePaul University: Founder, Midwest Immigrants Rights Center
Robin Lovin, Loyola University Chicago; The Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University
Corboy Law Center 322
5:00 p.m.


Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, 2018
The Renewal of Public Moral Discourse Project
The John Courtney Murray, S.J. Chair in Public Service, the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology, and Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theology
The Question of Religious Freedom: From John Courtney Murray, S.J. and Vatican II to the Present

March 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Keynote Address
Barry Hudock, author of Struggle, Condemnation, Vindication: John Courtney Murray’s Journey toward Vatican II

March 13, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Presentations by Leading Voices on Religious Freedom
Robin Lovin, Loyola University Chicago; The Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University
Leslie Griffin, William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada
Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, St. Thomas University
Kathleen Brady, Emory Center for the Study of Law and Religion

Loyola University Chicago
Water Tower Campus
Regents Hall
1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL


Thursday, March 15, 2018
Spring 2018 Theology Department Majors & Minors Event
Thecla: An Early Christian Wonder Woman
Emily Cain, Loyola University Chicago
Cudahy Science Hall Room 202
4:00 –5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Presented by the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology and the John Cardinal Cody Chair in Theology
Weaponizing Queerness: Whiteness as Ritual after Gender Performativity
Yannik Thiem, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University
Crown Center 210
4:00 - 5:30


Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, 2018
The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
Catholic University of Leuven
Catholic Conversion Narratives in Modernist Aesthetics
This conference will feature panelists from LUC and KU Leuven, including Stephane Symons, Samuel O'Conner Perks, Rajesh Heynickx, Ryan Dohoney, Sarah Shortall, and Colby Dickinson.

Regents Hall, Lewis Towers
Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
111 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Monday, April 16, 2018
The John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology and the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology
Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the "Fury in the Negro"
Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University
Information Commons, 4th Floor
4:00 –5:30 p.m.



Fall 2017



Thursday, September 21, 2017
Faith and Public Life: Controversial Conversations
The John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service
What Can Muslim-Americans Contribute to Resist Racism and Defend the Dignity of Immigrants?
Omer M. Mozaffar Muslim Chaplain Adjunct Professor of Theology
Moderator: Miguel H. Diaz, the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Piper Hall
7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology Graduate Student Seminar
Angels, Visions, Revelations: Paths of Research in Gnosticism and Manichaeism (2nd - 5th C.)
Madeleine Scopello, Correspondant de l’Institut de France, Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Cuneo 312
3:00 –6:00 p.m.


Friday, October 6, 2017
The John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology Graduate Student Seminar
Desperately Seeking (The Historical) Jesus: Postmodern Hermeneutics
Teresa Calpino, Loyola University Chicago
Mundelein 407
10:25 A.M. –12:55 P.M.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Loyola University Chicago Theology Department and the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage 
Marking 500 Years of Martin Luther's 95 Theses


9:10-10:15
Keynote
October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World
Martin Marty, interviewed by Jon Sweeney

10:30-11:45
Martin Luther’s On Christian Liberty
Susan Ross and Robin Lovin in Conversation. Moderator: Hille Haker. 

12:45-1:30
A Lutheran Love Letter to Pope Francis
 Aana Marie Vigen

1:45-3:00
Ecumenical Chicago: Lutheran-Catholic Pastoral Dynamics
Craig Mueller, John Paul Salay, and Fr. Thomas Hickey. Moderator: Lauren Schwer.

3:30-4:45
Longing for Unity: Three Stories
Jon Nilson, Ellen Wondra, and John Armstrong. Moderator: Shane Gormley

5:00-5:30: Vespers (located at Madonna Della Strada Chapel, one building south of the Information Commons)


Thursday, October 26, 2017
Faith and Public Life: Controversial Conversations
The John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service
What Can Women and Men of Faith Contribute to Address Gun Violence in America?
William C. French, Associate Professor, Christian Ethics
Arthur Lurigio, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty; Director, Center for the Advancement of
Research, Training, and Education
Moderator: Miguel H. Diaz, the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Piper Hall
7:00 p.m.