The Church in the Modern World: Fifty Years Later

November 13 - 14, 2015

Keynote Address
David L. Schindler: America and the End of Civilization: God and the (Dis)Enchantment of Culture


Session One: The Anthropology of Gift
Adrian Walker: Sincerum sui ipsius donum: The Trinitarian Ground of Gaudium et Spes's Anthropology

Rev. Antonio López: Man's Highest Calling: The Theological Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes


Session Two: Nature and Grace
Dr. Matthew Levering: Nature & Grace in Gaudium et Spes: Natural Desire for the Supernatural

Dr. Nicholas Healy: Eucharistic Ecclesiology & Eschatology: On the Church's Relation to the World

Session Three: Discerning the Signs of the Times: Marriage and Family
Dr. David Crawford: Gaudium et Spes, Contraception, and Some Cultural Implications for Marriage and Family as Natural Communities

Fr. Paolo Prosperi: The Mystery is Great: Fittingness of the Nuptial Analogy in Trinitarian Theology


Session Four: Human Work and Economy
Andrew Abela: Human Work and Economy: Gaudium et Spes Fifty Years Later

Dr. D.C. Schindler: Redeeming Work: On Techne as an Encounter between God, Man, & the World