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Faith, Hope, and Love Today: Challenges and Opportunities

April 15 (Friday) and 16 (Saturday), 2016
Claremont Graduate University
Supported by the Margaret Jagels Fund for Catholic Studies
Conference Chair: Anselm K. Min

Faith in God, hope in God, and love of God, often called “theological virtues,” constitute the heart of the Christian faith. History shows that different ages pose different challenges to these virtues. There is a widespread feeling today that globalization, secularization, social injustice, religious pluralism, and cultural nihilism pose radical challenges to faith, hope, and love. The conference seeks to respond to two questions:

1. What are the distinctive challenges—and opportunities—to faith, hope, and love today?

2. How can we (re)conceptualize faith, hope, and love and their relationship to meet those challenges?

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule PDF

Friday, 9:00-5:30, Albrecht Auditorium (between 9th and 10 Streets on Dartmouth)

9:00-9:10: Welcome by Tammi Schneider, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, and Anselm Min, Conference Chair, and Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

9:10-10:40: Thomas Rausch, SJ, Loyola Marymount University, “Faith, Hope, and Love in the Thought of Benedict XVI”
Response: Shane Akerman, Claremont Graduate University

11:00-12:30: Francis Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School, “Faith, Hope, and Love, and the Challenges of Justice”
Response: Joseph Prabhu, Cal State University, Los Angeles

12:30-2:00: Lunch Break

2:00-3:30: Mary Fulkerson, Duke University Divinity School, “Faith, Hope and Love: The Challenge of Colorblindness”
Response: Grace Kao, Claremont School of Theology

3:30-4:00: Coffee Break

4:00-5:30: Shawn Copeland, Boston College, “Embodying Faith, Hope, and Love”
Response: Kirsten Gerdes, Claremont Graduate University

Saturday, 9:00-5:30, Hampton Room, Scripps College (second floor of Malott Commons)(use outside entrance)(corner of Columbia and 9th Street)

9:00-10:30: Stephen Davis, Claremont McKenna College, “The Theological Virtues ‘and the Greatest of These is Love’”
Response: Jonathan Russell, Claremont Graduate University

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Anselm Min, Claremont Graduate University, “Transcendence and Solidarity: Conditions of Faith, Hope, and Love Today”
Response: Paul Capetz, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

12:30-2:00: Lunch Break

2:00-3:30: Ingolf Dalferth, Claremont Graduate University, “Protest against Death: Faith, Hope, and Love”
Response: Rhys Kuzmic, Claremont Graduate University

3:30-4:00: Coffee Break

4:00-5:30: Elaine Robinson, Saint Paul School of Theology, “Faith, Hope, and Love in an Age of Terror”
Response: Paul Pistone, Claremont Graduate University

Contacts: Shane.Akerman@cgu.edu; Anselm.Min@cgu.edu