Conferences & lectures

Legacy: Wisdom, Experience, Knowledge

Third edition of Theology in the City

WHERE

F. C. Smith Building
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Loyola Chapel

Room 110

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

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Church in foreground and Concordia's EV building in background.

The third edition of Theology in the City brings together keynote speakers, scholars in theology and other fields, and graduate students to explore the theme of wisdom, experience and knowledge.

Free and open to all. Presented in-person on the Loyola campus.


Schedule

Day 1: Monday, September 26, 2022


Time

Location

Event

9:15 a.m.

Loyola Conference Centre, RF-110

*Please note this event is full.

The Church, COVID-19, and Conspiracies – A Colloquium

Led by Theological Studies professor André Gagné, this colloquim examines the ways conspiratorial thinking arising from the COVID-19 pandemic affected Christians around the world.

6:00 p.m.

Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W
 

“Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way: Doing Theology in the University, the City, and the World” 

In this public lecture from Cory Labrecque, professor of Theology and Religious Science, Université Laval, Labrecque draws from the field of theological bioethics to reflect on the relevance of studying and doing theology today and of looking to theology as a resource.

 


Day 2: Tuesday, September 27


Time

Location

Title

8:45 a.m.

Loyola Conference Centre, RF-110

Biblical Colloquium

This year’s biblical colloquium explores legacy as history intruding into the present but also as something ever-evolving that will impact the near and far future. Biblical studies have inherited from the past, but what will be the historic legacy that we leave behind? What do we want, as theologians and biblical scholars, to be our legacy?

 

6 p.m.

Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

"Preparing for the Apocalypse: The Legacy of Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the End of the World"

In this public lecture by Gerbern Oegema, professor in the School of Religious Studies, McGill University, Oegema examines several responses to crises in antiquity, war, famine, pandemics, persecution, hostilities, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc., whether they are responses in the form of retreat, revolt or reformation, and asks what we can apply to the present day.


Day 3: Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Time

Location

Title

1:45 p.m.

Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

Historical & Theological Conference

This conference focuses on great pandemics, plagues, famines, and other upheavals and their impact on the societies of their times — from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages to Modernity and today.

6 p.m. Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

"The Pandemic and Petrarch: Some Reflections on Secular Crises and Cultural Change"

In this public lecture, Charles Briggs, history professor at the University of Vermont, will put the plague pandemic and broader 'crisis of the fourteenth century' in conversation with the history and historiography of early Renaissance humanism. He'll argue that the crisis had a profound impact on not only the development and trajectory of humanism but also how we think about the 'medieval' and the 'modern.'

 

 


Day 4: Thursday, September 29, 2022


Time

Location

Title

9 a.m.

Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

Lonergan Conference

Drawing on Lonergan’s essay "Healing and Creating in History," and encircling the idea of "legacy," conference presenters will reflect on what we have inherited from the past and the historic legacy we'll leave behind. What place does the concept of legacy hold in pondering Lonergan's own contribution to the present and the future? Presenters will explore this rich theme through the lens of contemporary questions and issues.

10:30 a.m. Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W
Book Launch: "Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion: The Example of Sargent Shriver" and interview with Marnie Jull (Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC)
6 p.m. Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

"Healing and Creating in History"

In this public lecture by Eric Morelli, adjunct professor of philosophy, Point Loma Nazarene University, Morelli explores the way Lonergan sees our current situation as the legacy of old ideas of history that have proven inadequate and antithetical to democratic society. He says Lonergan invites us to implement a new idea of history and to build our own legacy through creative and loving collaboration in community.


Day 5: Friday, September 30, 2022


Time

Location

Title

9 a.m.

Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

Legacy as Compass: Knowledge, Wisdom, Experience Public Forum

The Theology in the City Forum aims to move us from thinking for older adults to thinking with older adults. The Forum will be both cross- and inter-cultural, welcoming a wide-range of voices, including those of Indigenous communities for whom older persons are revered as traditional knowledge-keepers who bridge the past, present, and future.

6 p.m.

Loyola Chapel
FC-110
7141 Sherbrooke W

"Stories, Generations, and Choices" by Arthur Frank and "achimowina: Today" by Hary Lafond

Arthur Frank is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Calgary. In "Stories, Generations, and Choices," Frank will share five stories, showing different relationships between stories, those who tell them, and those who decide how to listen.

Harry Lafond is an Indigenous Education Scholar at the University of Saskatchewan. In "achimowina: Today," Lafond discusses the importance of oral storytelling and what they can teach us about Canadian settler society and the potential for reconciliation.


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