The Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities at St. John’s University, established in 2007, draws high-profile, multi- and cross-disciplinary visiting professors to St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — the University’s oldest division — for a semester of teaching and scholarly exchange. Read more about the D’Angelo Chair here.
The Catholic Lecture Series was created to further St. John’s strategic objective of visibly embedding its Catholic and Vincentian mission in the academic life of the University.
The Tenth Annual Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:50 p.m. (Common Hour). Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing at Notre Dame, will be the speaker. She will offer a theological perspective to recent heated public debates in psychology on the rejection of empathy as of key significance in the moral life.
Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond has published numerous articles, books, edited collections, and contributions to books, focusing particularly on the engagement of systematic theology and the biological sciences, alongside practical, ethical discussion in bioethics and environmental ethics. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally on all areas relating theology and theological ethics with different aspects of the biosciences, especially ecology and genetics.
All are welcome to attend.
"Empathy and the Evolution of Compassion: From Deep History to Infused Virtue"
Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing at Notre Dame
Thursday, November 30, 2017
1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
D'Angelo Room 206, Queens Campus
Compassion Matters: Compassion as a Disposition, a Virtue, a Way of Being, and a Way of Acting, and Its Contribution to Creating the Common Good
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology at Boston College
Who Is My Brother? Who Is My Sister? Catholic Teaching and the Emergent Global Common Good
Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego
Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, Professor of Theology, Fordham University
Catholic Teaching on the Issue of Immigration
Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn
Civic Kinship: A Christian Ethic of Immigration
Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
The Council of Trent and Michelangelo's “Last Judgment”
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., Ph.D., Department of Theology, Georgetown University
Religion and Politics: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, What’s Prudent
Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Ph.D., Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University
The Sacramental Principle and The Catholic University
Rev. Michael J. Himes, Ph.D., Theology Department, Boston College
Paul Mariani, Ph.D., University Professor of English, Boston College
Ron Hansen, Ph.D., Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor, Santa Clara University
Each semester, the Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholar-teachers from among the faculty to discuss a topic from a variety of perspectives. The event welcomes all members of the University community.
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