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PMR Conference — A conference intended to be a place where scholars come to roll up their sleeves, to work through new ideas, to experiment and push the envelope in their various fields. Villanova University has enjoyed a national reputation through its Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) for over thirty years. Finding its natural niche and center in philosophy and theology, but extending from there to embrace a wide variety of disciplines in the field, the PMR has established a tradition of scholarship and collegiality complementary to, rather than in competition with, the larger conferences such as Kalamazoo, the Oxford Patristics Conference, or the Medieval Academy.

Reconsiderations — An international conference on St. Augustine and his thought.

Patristic, Medievel, & Renaissance Conference

PMR 2018 | October 5-7, 2018

The Way of Beauty

Featuring
Mary Carruthers

Remarque Professor Emeritus of Literature, New York University, Author of The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages and The Craft of Thought &

Junius Johnson
Baylor University
Author of  Christ and Analogy and editor of  Bonaventure on the Eucharist

Villanova University has enjoyed a national reputation through its Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) for over thirty years. Finding its natural niche and center in philosophy and theology, but extending from there to embrace a wide variety of disciplines in the field, the PMR has established a tradition of scholarship and collegiality complementary to, rather than in competition with, the larger conferences such as Kalamazoo, the Oxford Patristics Conference, or the Medieval Academy.

The conference has met a need in the academic community for working space. According to founding director Thomas Losoncy, the conference was always intended to be a place where scholars come to roll up their sleeves, to work through new ideas, to experiment and push the envelope in their various fields. The PMR’s legacy is archived in a long-running series of published proceedings, from the early 1970s through the 1990s, testimony to its consistent success. read more....

A Tradition of Scholarship

Villanova University has established a national reputation through its Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) for nearly thirty years.  Finding its natural center in philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, but keeping the door open to the breadth of study in the field, the PMR has maintained a solid place in the academic community.  Its strength has been to see itself as complementary to, rather than in competition with, the larger or more elite conferences like Kalamazoo, the Oxford Patristics Conference, or the Medieval Academy. The conference has met a need in the academic community for working space. According to founding director Thomas Losoncy, the conference was always intended to be a place where scholars come to roll up their sleeves, to work through new ideas, to experiment and push the envelope in their various fields.  The PMR’s early legacy is preserved in a long-running series of published proceedings, form the 1970s to the 1990s, testimony to its consistent success.

The PMR Today

In recent years, we have built on the strengths of the past while stepping forward to meet the needs of 21st century scholarship. Scholarship in the study of Late Antiquity has expanded and matured as its own complex field, including but not limited to the traditional study of Patristics.  Medieval and Renaissance/Reformation studies, too, have grown in complexity, where the lines between intellectual history and cultural history, between theology, philosophy, art, literature, and culture have blurred or overlapped.  In addition, our post-9/11 world has made clear the necessity of sustained and rigorous study of the long and complex interrelationship between the great traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Such emergent complexity has mandated an interdisciplinary and dialogical approach that the PMR has begun to reflect.  Theology and philosophy provide the centers of gravity in these conversations, but all the humanities and social science disciplines contribute essential elements to the work of scholarly discernment that will both illuminate the past and help us to understand our place among these traditions and cultures that continue to touch and shape us today.>

In this 38th year, the PMR maintains its traditional features: The conference offers an open call for papers, and keeps  its primary focus as a “working conference,” one in which feedback and dialogue are central, in which the great mix of disciplines and areas enriches our study.  This dialogue extends into the plenary sessions, centers of gravity that draw our various conversations together. To this rich affair we add the seasoning of good food and fellowship, and we hope all will leave on Sunday both sated and with appetites whet for next year. 

Our annual theme captures only part of the work we support at the PMR. We extend invitations to smaller societies or scholarly communities to gather for annual meetings, long-term research projects, or new, exploratory work.  Among these, we have had a special relationship with the Boston Colloquy in Historical Theology for the last several years, and we are pleased to welcome them again this year to PMR.

PMR 2018 Call for Papers | Abstract Submissions

Announcement and Call for Papers

The Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference (PMR)

at Villanova University invites you to participate in its International PMR Conference #43

October 5-7, 2018

As always, the PMR makes an OPEN CALL to scholars, institutions, and societies to propose Papers,  Panels, or Sponsored Sessions in all areas and topics in late antiquity/patristics, Byzantine Studies,  Medieval Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, and Renaissance & Reformation Studies.

The PMR committee this year makes a special invitation to scholars from all disciplines in these fields to address our plenary theme:

The Way of Beauty

Featuring

Mary Carruthers
Remarque Professor Emeritus of Literature, New York University
Author of The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages and The Craft of Thought &

Junius Johnson
Baylor University
Author of Christ and Analogy and editor of Bonaventure on the Eucharist.

With the desired recovery of Beauty as a “lost transcendental,” literary, theological,  and philosophical scholarship has been flooded with explorations of theological and philosophical aesthetics.  But the way of beauty is wider than the world of theory.  This year’s plenary theme will explore the places where theory and life meet, in beauty.  How does beauty open up the horizons of the good and the true? What is it like, in antiquity, the middle ages, or the early modern era, to experience the beautiful?   How does art, literature, poetry disclose the Beautiful? Scholars in literary studies, poetics, aesthetics, theology, philosophy, art history, architectural history, cultural history, are invited to contribute to our consideration of the way, or the ways, of beauty.

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2018

Notice of acceptance will be made by July 20, 2018

 

Abstract Submission

Please submit an abstract of one double-spaced page, bearing Name, Academic Affiliation, and complete contact information in upper right hand corner. Only one paper per person will be accepted. Proposals for panels or sponsored sessions should be submitted together with paper abstracts. Please indicate precisely on your abstract any audio-visual needs.

We need your help! Would you be willing to chair a session? Please indicate this in note attached to your abstract or under separate cover. Please include your area of interest/expertise, affiliation, and complete contact information on this note.

Sample List of Some Past and Possible Topics and Areas

Albigensians

Alexandria in Late Antiquity

Anselm

Antioch in Late Antiquity

Astronomy and Astrology

Augustine

Augustinian Studies

Authorship and Persecution

Averroes

Basil of Caesarea

Beguines

Benedict of Nursia

Benedictines

Biblical interpretation

Boethius

Bonaventure

Byzantine Studies

Calvin

Canon and Secular Law

Cappadocian Fathers

Carolingian culture

Catherine of Siena

Chaucer

Cistercian Studies

Classical and Medieval Latin

The Commercial Revolution

Constantinople

Crusades

Dante

Donne

 

Drama

Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages

Economic history of the Middle Ages

English Mysticism

Eriugena

Flemish Vernacular Literature

Franciscan theology and culture

French Vernacular Literature

German Vernacular Literature

Al-Ghazzali

Giotto

Gothic Art and Architecture

Heresy and Orthodoxy

Ibn Gabriol

Ibn Sina

Iconography

Inquisition(s)

Islamic Medicine/Science

Islamic and Jewish Mysticism

Islamic Philosophy/Theology

John of Damascus

John Duns Scotus

Leonardo da Vinci

Liturgy

Luther and the Reformations

Magic

Maimonides

Manuscripts and Paleography

Medicine in Late Antiquity

Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy

Medieval Theology

Mendicant Movements and Orders

Michelangelo

Middle English Studies

Milton

Monasticism

Nachmanides

Nature and Grace

Old English/Anglo-Saxon Studies

Political Philosophy and Theology

Providence and Predestination

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

Reform and Reformation

Romanesque Art/Architecture

Saints and Hagiography

Scholasticism

Sermon Studies

Shakespeare

Spanish Vernacular Literature

Spanish Mystics

Teresa of Avila

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas More

Trent and Tridentine Reform

The University

The Victorines

Waldensians

Send Abstract Proposals to

PMR Conference
c/o Anna Misticoni
The Augustinian Institute
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Or as a Word attachment to: pmr.conference@villanova.edu.

PLEASE NOTE
If your paper is accepted you must register and pay the conference fees. The registration form will be available in July .  Fees are as follows:

  • Faculty $TBA  DVMA $TBA
  • Students: $TBA DVMA $TBA

REGISTRATION FEES DO NOT INCLUDE MEALS

Meals: Lunches $TBA.  Banquet on Saturday $TBA

Villanova Faculty and students :  Registration Free.  But must pay for meals.

PMR 2018 Registration

PMR 2018 Program

All Sessions Held at The Inn at Villanova University, 601 County Line Road Radnor, PA 19087
[610] 523–1776
[610] 523–1779 Fax

  • Friday, October 5, 2018
    • Morning Session
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Session
    • Wine & Cheese Hour
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
    • Morning Session
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Session
  • Suday, October 7, 2018

 

Conference Accommodations

All sessions of the conference will take place at:

The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087

The new Inn at Villanova University is scheduled to open in July 1st of 2017.

Please check back for additional details, including renderings of the new spaces and the specifics of the Inn’s grand opening.

For additional information, please call 610 519 8000 or e-mail at theinn@villanova.edu.

Nearby Hotels

Radnor Hotel 
591 E. Lancaster Avenue 
St. Davids, PA 19087 
Phone: 610.688.5800; 800.537.3000 
Fax: 610.341.3299 
(At the junction of Route 30 & I-476)

Devon Courtyard 
762 Lancaster Avenue 
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 
Phone: 610.687.6633; 800.321.2211 
(At the junction of Route 30 and Old Eagle School Road)

Travel

By Taxi:
Bennett Taxi Service: 610.525.1770

Liberty Cab Company :215.389.8000

 

By Plane: 
Use Philadelphia International Airport.

By Train:
Take AMTRAK to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Ask the attendant to direct you to the Suburban Trains. Take the R5 to the Radnor Station, then take a cab to the Conference Center.

By Automobile: 
The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Please note:  If you are using a GPS locator, please enter 629 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087 or Latitude 40.05 and Longitude -75.35.

PMR Conference Archive

PMR Archive

PMR 2017 October 13, 14, 15, 2017

A Sacrifice of Praise: Liturgy, Prayer, and Hymnody at the Center of Faith and Life

Featuring
Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University and Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame

October 14-16, 2016

A Matter of Devotion:  Matter and Spirit in Theory and Practice

Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor Emerita, Institute for Advanced Study
University Professor Emerita, Columbia University

Catherine Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College
Limerick, Ireland


40th International PMR Conference (2015)
October 16-18, 2015
The Scriptural Imagination

Featuring
Lewis Ayres

Durham University
Author of Nicaea and Its Legacy and Augustine and the Trinity
Recording

&

Vittorio Montemaggi
University of Notre Dame
Co-Editor of Dante’s Commedia: Theology as Poetry
Recording

 

39th International PMR Conference (2014)
Visible Communion:  Unity, Sanctity, Sociality

Featuring
John Cavadini

University of Notre Dame
&
Martha G. Newman
University of Texas at Austin

38th Internationa PMR Conference (2013)
Deep Unto Deep:  Exploring Mystery, Human and Divine

October 18-20, 2013
Featuring
Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago Divinity School
Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School

37th International PMR Conference (2012)
After Constantine:  Religion, Politics, Culture, & Counterculture

October 26-28, 2012

Featuring
Robert Louis Wilken, University of Virginia 
William Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America


36th International PMR Conference (2011)

Natura: The splendor of these created things…..

Featuring: Richard A. Schenk, OP Professor of Philosophy and Theology Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology,Graduate Theological Union and Bruce D. Marshall Lehman Chair in Christian Doctrine Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University 
Held: October 21-23, 2011

2011PMRProgram.pdf

35th International PMR Conference (2010)
Mother of Mercy: The Figure of Mary in Theology and Culture

Featuring: Brian Daley, Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; Author of The Hope of the Early Church and editor of On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies; Rachel Fulton Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago
Author of From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800-1200.
Held: October 22-24, 2010

PMR2010Program.pdf

34th International PMR Conference (2009)
Ora et Labora. Pray and Work

Featuring: John Van Engen University of Notre Dame -  Author of Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life; Michèle Mulchahey Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto - Author of First the Bow is Bent in Study

Held: October 16-18, 2009

PMR 2009 Program.pdf

33rd International PMR Conference (2008)
The Angel and The Muse:  Inspiration, Revelation, Prophecy

Featuring: Brenda Deen Schildgen, University of California-Davis and Michael Sells, University of Chicago Divinity School 
Held: October 10-12, 2008

PMR 2008 Program.pdf

32nd International PMR Conference (2007)
Faith and the Ways of Knowing

Featuring: Denys Turner, Yale University and David Burrell, University of Notre Dame 
Held: October 19-21, 2007

PMR 2007 Program.pdf

31st International PMR Conference (2006)
Structure, Space, and Meaning: The Walls and Portals of Premodern Worlds

Featuring: Annabel J. Wharton, Duke University and Richard Kieckhefer, Northwestern University 
Held: October 13-15, 2006

PMR 2006 Program.pdf

30th International PMR Conference (2005)
Reading, Community, Identity

Featuring: Brian Stock, University of Toronto and Michael A. Signer, University of Notre Dame 
Held: October 14-16, 2005

PMR 2005 Program.pdf

Reconsiderations Conference

Next Conference will be held in September 2020

 

Conference Accommodations

The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: 610.523.1776 / Fax: 610.523.1777

 

Nearby Hotels

Radnor Hotel 
591 E. Lancaster Avenue 
St. Davids, PA 19087 
Phone: 610.688.5800; 800.537.3000 
Fax: 610.341.3299 
(At the junction of Route 30 & I-476)

Devon Courtyard 
762 Lancaster Avenue 
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 
Phone: 610.687.6633; 800.321.2211 
(At the junction of Route 30 and Old Eagle School Road)

 

Travel

By Taxi:
Bennett Taxi Service: 610.525.1770

Liberty Cab Company: 215.389.8000

Villanova Conference Center Front Desk: 610.523.1776

By Plane: 
Use Philadelphia International Airport.

By Train:
Take AMTRAK to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Ask the attendant to direct you to the Suburban Trains. Take the R5 to the Radnor Station, then take a cab to the Conference Center.

By Automobile: 
Please click on the link for Door To Door Directions: 601 County Line Rd, Wayne, PA 19087

Reconsiderations Conference Archive

2016 Reconsiderations Conference Program

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
7:30 P.M. Driscoll Hall Auditorium Main Campus

Welcoming Remarks: Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA
President, Villanova University


Introduction:  James Wetzel, Villanova University

Saint Augustine Lecture

Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA Villanova University
Engaging the Gospel of John

Friday September 16th

Room 115 VCC

Morning Session MODERATOR: Joshua Nunziato (VU)

I. The Augustinian Person

9:00 Jesse Couenhoven, Villanova University

Fleshing Out Augustine's Moral Psychology

9:40 J. Patout Burns, Jr., University of Vanderbilt, emeritus

Human Agency in Augustine’s doctrine of Predestination

BREAK

10:35 Matthew Drever, University of Tulsa

Finding our home in God: reimagining human personhood within the life of the Spirit

11:15 Discussion

12:15 LUNCH - Main Dining Room

Afternoon Session:  MODERATOR: Martin Laird, OSA (VU)

II. Augustine’s thought in cultural context

1:45 Margaret R. Miles, Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, emerita

To Die For: Bodies, Pleasures, and the Young Augustine

2:25 Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College

ut tecum tamquam mecum audeam conloqui: the politics of retun

BREAK

3:20 Michael Lamb, University of Oxford

Augustine and Republican Liberty:Contextualizing His Defense of Coercion

4:00 Discussion

6:00 Reception

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Room 115 VCC

Morning Session: MODERATOR: Kevin Hughes (VU)

III. Augustine and Marriage

9:00 David Hunter, University of Kentucky

Augustine’s Doubts on Divorce: A Reading of De coniugiis adulterinis

9:40 John CavadiniUniversity of Notre Dame

Reconsidering Marriage and Concupiscence

BREAK

10:35 Danuta Shanzer, Universität Wien

What Have Philology and Literary Criticism To Do with Augustine on Marriage?

11:15 Discussion

12:15   LUNCH - Main Dining Room

Afternoon Session: MODERATOR: Jonathan Yates, (VU)

IV. Augustine on John

1:45 Johannes Brachtendorf, University of Tübingen

“Jesus wept" (Joh 11,35) - Christ's sadness in Augustine's and Aquinas' Commentaries on the Gospel of St. John

2:25 Volker Henning Drecoll, University of Tübingen

Remarks on the Christology of the In Iohannis euangelium tractatus

BREAK

3:20 Michael Cameron, University of Portland

Johannine Trends in Augustine's Formation ad Confessiones

4:00 Discussion

4:45 Conclusion

Reconsiderations Conference Archive

Reconsiderations IV (2012)

The Saint Augustine Lecture
James Wetzel, Villanova University
A Tangle of Two Cities

Session :   I. Augustine’s World 
Robert Wilken, University of Virginia
Augustine's World and the World of Cyril of Alexandria

Jason BeDuhn, Northern Arizona University
What Augustine (May Have) Learned from the Manichaeans

Maureen Tilley, Fordham University
Family and Financial Conflict in the Donatist Controversy:   Augustine’s Pastoral Problem.

Session:  II. Interpreting Augustine  

Michael McCarthy, S.J., Santa Clara University
Interpreting Augustine: Mirrors, Models, and the Middle Voice

John Peter Kenney, Saint Michael’s College
God as Being: Interpreting Augustine

Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary
Augustine’s Psychology of Ascent Asocial?

Session :   III. Augustine and Theology 

Lewis Ayres, Durham University
“In the School of Plato”? Some comments on “Philosophical”  Readings of Augustine's De Trinitate

John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame
Spousal Vision: A Study of Text ad History in the Theology of St. Augustine

 William Harmless, S.J., Creighton Univerisity
A Love Supreme: Augustine’s “Jazz” of Theology

Session:  II. Augustine’s Legacy 

Irena Backus, University of Geneva
Leibniz and Augustine

Willemien Otten, University of Chicago
Between Praise and Appraisal: Guidelines for the Assessment of Augustine's Intellectual Legacy 

Paul van Geest, Tilburg University
Multi-layered indebtedness: St. Augustine as fons and auctoritas for Gabriel Biel

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Reconsiderations III (2009)

September 17, 18, 19, 2009

A Conference on the thought and legacy of Augustine of Hippo - Celebrating 50 years of the Saint Augustine Lecture Series

"Saint Augustine Lecture"
Isabelle Bochet, S.F.X., Institut Catholique Institut d’Études Augustiniennes, Paris, "Scripture in Augustine's Controversy with Porphyry"

Session I:   Augustine and Scripture
Michael Cameron, University of Portland; Karla Pollman, St Andrews University, Scotland; John Cavadini, Notre Dame University; Michael McCarthy, S.J., Santa Clara University

Session II: Augustine the Theologian
Brian Daley, S.J., Notre Dame University; Robert Dodaro, O.S.A., Augustinianum, Rome; Lewis Ayres, Durham University; Mathijs Lamberigts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Session III: "Augustine and Philosophy"
Luigi Alici, Università di Macerata, Italy; Gerd Van Riel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Giovanni Catapano, Università di Padova, Italy; Frederick Van Fleteren, LaSalle University

Session IV: Augustine Engaging the World
John Bowlin, Princeton Theological Seminary; Kathleen Roberts Skerrett, Grinnell College; Eric Gregory, Princeton University; Charles Mathewes, University of Virg

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Reconsiderations Conference II (2006)

September 28-30, 2006

 

A conference on Augustine of Hippo and the development of his thought. This Conference was part of The Dialogue between Faith and Culture: A Series of Conferences and Symposia in Honor of the Inauguration of the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A. as Villanova University’s thirty-second President.

2006 St. Augustine Lecture 
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 7:30 P.M.
"Facing Wealth and Poverty: Defining Augustine's Social Doctrine"
Professor Claude Lepelley: Emeritus professor, University of Paris X – Nanterre. Emeritus lecturer, École des Hautes Études – Sciences religieuses, Sorbonne. Emeritus president of the Institut d’Études Augustiniennes, Paris.

Session I: The God of Augustine 
Lewis Ayres, Emory University, Atlanta; Isabelle Bochet, sfx, Institut d'Etudes Augustiniennes, Paris, Centre Sèvres-Facultés Jésuites de Paris; Michael Cameron, University of Portland; John Kevin Coyle, St. Paul University, Ottawa.

Session II: Augustine on “The Self” 
Sarah Byers, Ave Maria University; John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame; John Kenney, St. Michael’s College; James Wetzel, Villanova University.

Session III: Augustine the Controversialist 
Robert Dodaro O.S.A., Istituto Patristico Augustinianum; Eric Rebillard, Cornell University; Michel Barnes, Marquette University; Karla Pollman, University of St. Andrews.

Session IV: Augustine and the Philosophers 
Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen; Giovanni Catapano, Università di Padova; Gerd Van Riel Katholieke, Universiteit Leuven; Marianne Djuth, Canisius College.

Sponsored by Villanova University and Augustinian Studies, in collaboration with the Augustinianum, Rome and the Augustijns Historisch Instituut, Heverlee-Louvain, Belgium.

 

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Reconsiderations Conference (2003)

December 4-6, 2003

A Conference on Contemporary Augustinian Scholarship. This conference was on the occasion of the 2003 St. Augustine Lecture by Peter Brown Rollins Professor of History Princeton University, sponsored by Villanova University and Augustinian Studies, in collaboration with the Patristic Institute Augustinianum, Rome, Italy.

Scholars who study the figure, history, and thought of Augustine of Hippo find themselves compelled to deal with Peter Brown's important work Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (1967, 2000). Its publication almost four decades ago marked a new era in Augustinian scholarship, making it a reference point and signaling a virtual renaissance in the study of the Bishop of Hippo, then and still today. On the occasion of the 2003 St. Augustine Lecture by Prof. Brown, Villanova University is sponsoring an International Conference that will examine the current state and future prospects for Augustinian scholarship.

2003 St. Augustine Lecture
Thursday, December 4, 2003, 7:30 P.M.
"Augustine and a Crisis of Wealth in the Late Antique Church"
Prof. Peter Brown

Friday, December 5, 2003

Morning sessions: Augustine and the Practice of Theology
Moderator: David Hunter (Iowa State)

Lewis Ayres - (Emory) "Augustine on the Rule of Faith: Rhetoric, Christology, and the foundation of Christian thinking"

Carol Harrison - (Durham) "The most intimate feeling of my mind": The permanence of grace in Augustine's theological practice."

Michael Cameron - (Portland) "Totus Christus and the Psychagogy of Augustine's Sermons."

Afternoon Session: Augustine, Roman Africa, and the Construction of Christianity
Moderator: Darlene Weaver (Villanova)

E. Ann Matter - (Penn) "De cura feminarum: Augustine the Bishop, North African Women, and the Development of a Theology of Female Nature."

Eric Rebillard - (CARE, Paris) "Nec deserere memorias suorum: Augustine and the family-based commemoration of the dead."

Patout Burns - (Vanderbilt) "Augustine Assimilating Cyprian: Integrating Donatist Clergy."

December 6, 2003

Morning Session: Augustine on the Human Being and Christ
Moderator: Daniel Doyle, O.S.A. (Villanova)

Robert Dodaro - (Augustinianum) "Augustine and the Revision of the Heroic Ideal"

Mathijs Lamberigts - (Leuven) "In defence of Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men. Augustine's view of Christ in the Pelagian Controversy."

John Cavadini - (Notre Dame) "Constructing and Deconstructing the Passions: an Augustinian Reconsideration."

Afternoon session: Augustine on Conversion, Asceticism, and Authority
Moderator: Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr)

Conrad Leyser - (Manchester) "Homo pauper sum: Augustine, Church Property, and the Retrospective Self'."

George Lawless - (Augustinianum) "Ex Africa semper aliquid novi: The Rules of Saint Augustine."

Liz Clark - (Duke) "Distinguishing 'Distinction': The Uses of a Bishop's Authority."