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May 2011 Faculty Summer Seminar, “John Henry Newman”
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John Henry NewmanThe Center for Catholic Studies and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership are co-sponsoring the May 2011 Faculty Summer Seminar, John Henry Newman. Dr. Cyril O’Regan, of the University of Notre Dame, will facilitate the seminar sessions.

May 24, 25 and 26, 2011
8:45 a.m. — Noon
Third Floor Lounge of Lewis Hall (Seminary)

On September 19, 2010, John Henry Newman — Cardinal Newman — was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI, thus moving one step closer to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. It is timely, then, to celebrate Newman with a three-day seminar on a selection of his writings. Newman was a prolific writer of essays, sermons and books on a tremendous variety of topics, including, The Development of Christian Doctrine, The Idea of a University, The Apologia Pro Vita Sua and The Grammar of Assent.

We are truly fortunate to have Dr. Cyril O’Regan, Huisking Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, as our presenter for this seminar. O’Regan has specific interests in the intersection of continental philosophy and theology, religion and literature, mystical theology and postmodern thought. A prolific writer, O’Regan has published four books: The Heterodox Hegel, Gnostic Return in Modernity, Gnostic Apocalypse: Jacob Boehme’s Haunted Narrative and Theology and the Spaces of Apocalyptic. Two volumes are forthcoming on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar.

Since 1998, the Annual Faculty Summer Seminar has provided the opportunity for faculty to reflect in depth on topics central to the purpose of learning and teaching at Seton Hall University. Participants will receive a stipend of $300 for the seminar. Participating faculty will be expected to discuss certain texts and to write a short article about the topic from their own perspective and discipline.

Apply by indicating your interest to Professor Anthony Sciglitano, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, at (973) 275-5847 or The deadline for indicating your interest is April 25, 2011. Open to all faculty, limited to 20 participants; first come, first served.

For more information please contact:
Anthony Sciglitano
(973) 275-5847


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