Wednesday, January 22, 2014

News item from DSPT

The following message arrived by email:

Dear members of the Dominican Family:

I write to you to ask you to consider participating in an academic colloquium on the intersection of philosophy and theology,
scheduled for 16-20 July 2014

During his visitation of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western U.S.A.), The Master of the Order asked our province and its center of studies, the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, in Berkeley, California, to host a colloquium for the brethren on significant developments in recent philosophy. In response to this challenge, we have put together an event that we are now ready to announce - open to all who register. It is entitled:
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Dialogue between Philosophy and Theology in the 21st Century.
This event will bring together philosophers and theologians to explore the theological implications of current work in philosophy, as well as philosophical questions that arise in theology today. Plenary session presenters include Michael Dodds, OP, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Edward Feser, Pasadena City College, Alfred Freddoso, University of Notre Dame, John O’Callaghan, University of Notre Dame, Michał Paluch, OP, Dominican House of Studies, Krakow, Poland, John Searle, University of California at Berkeley, Robert Sokolowski, Catholic University of America, and Linda Zagzebski, University of Oklahoma.
Sponsored by the Dominican friars in the Western U.S., this is to be the first of triennial series (“Dominican Colloquia in Berkeley: Philosophers & Theologians in Conversation”) on the intersection between philosophy and theology. Note that there will also be a theologian responding to each philosopher.  While the plenary sessions focus on philosophy (and its theological implications), the submitted proposals may be primarily in either theology or philosophy, as long as the other discipline is addressed.
Details may be found in the attached flyers and Call for Papers, and on a page of our website at Registration will begin next week! Please forward this invitation to anyone who may have an interest in attending.

If you cannot attend, you can still participate by tuning in to videos of the event that we will make available from the colloquium webpage. We also ask for your prayers, that this colloquium may be fruitful.
Questions regarding the colloquium may be directed to me ( We hope that many of you will be able to join us.
In our holy father Dominic,
Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.
Regent of Studies, Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western Dominican Province, U.S.A.;
Assistant Professor of Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (
2301 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94708-1816

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