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Judeo-Christian Studies Lectures

Paul Cantor
“Shakespeare’s Henry V and Biblical Kingship” November 4, 2021, 7:30 pm, Rogers Memorial Chapel

Knights on horseback in battle.

Paul Cantor is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. He received his PhD at Harvard in 1971. He has been a Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard and a member of the National Council on the Humanities. His numerous books and articles include Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy (Chicago 2017), Shakespeare: Hamlet (Cambridge 2004), and Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords and Zombies (Kentucky 2019).

The lecture, in the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway,
is open to the University community and public at no charge.
For further information call 504-866-8793,
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Divine Recompense in the Bible

Joel Kaminsky
"Divine Recompense in the Bible"
Monday, March 16, 7 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel

This lecture has been canceled out of an abundance of caution. 

Joel Kaminsky is the Morningstar Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion at Smith College. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School and has been a Visiting Professor at Duke, Harvard, and Yale Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, edited collections, and articles, including The Hebrew Bible for Beginners: A Jewish and Christian Introduction, Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election, “Would you Impugn My Justice?,” “The Theology of Genesis.”

Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God

Wilfred M. McClay
"The Hebraic Strain in American Thought"
October 24, 2019, 7 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Wilfred McClay holds the G.T. & Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and has served as a member of the National Council on the Humanities. His books include The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America (1994, winner of the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians), Religion Returns to the Public Square (2003), Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past (2007), and most recently, Land of Hope (Amazon #1 best seller in “Historical Study and Teaching”). Professor McClay taught in the Tulane History Department from 1987 to 1999.

The lecture, in the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway,is open to the University community and public at no charge. For further information call 504-866-8793 or e-mail

Diana Schaub “Lincoln on Science, Slavery, and Sin” March 28, 7 pm Rogers Memorial Chapel

Diana Schaub
"Lincoln on Science, Slavery, and Sin"
March 28, 2019 7 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Diana Schaub is Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland. After her undergraduate studies at Kenyon College, Schaub received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. Her teaching and writing are concerned with issues in political philosophy and American political thought. A past member of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society as well as the President’s Council on Bioethics, Schaub served as the Garwood Teaching Fellow at Princeton in 2011-12 and Visiting Professor of Political Theory in the Government Department at Harvard in 2018. She is a contributing editor of The New Atlantis and on the publication committee of National Affairs. Along with articles and essays in journals, magazines, and book collections, she is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s “Persian Letters” and co-editor of an anthology, What So Proudly We Hail: America’s Soul in Story, Speech, and Song.

The lecture, in the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway, is open to the University community and public at no charge. For further information call 504-866-8793 or e-mail

Collage for Event Jonathan Silver "What Can the Hebrew Bible Teach America?"

Jonathan Silver
"What Can the Hebrew Bible Teach America?"
November 15, 2018, 7 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Jonathan Silver is Senior Director at the Tikvah Fund and the Executive Director of the Jewish Leadership Conference. After his undergraduate studies in Classics at Tufts University and Master’s program in Jewish Civilization at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he obtained a PhD in Political Science and Government from Georgetown University, with a dissertation entitled “Unto Thy Children’s Children: Lockean Freedom and the Hebraic Horizons of Society and Self.” Dr. Silver hosts the Tikvah Podcast on "Great Jewish Essays and Ideas" as well as "Kikar: Conversations in the Jewish Public Square." He oversees Tikvah’s library of Online Courses, along with other educational programs and publications.

The lecture, in the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway, is open to the University community and public at no charge.

For further information call 504-866-8793 or e-mail


Khalil Habib

"Ibn Khaldun and the Rise and Fall of Empire"

Eleanor and Nathaniel P. Phillips, Sr. Memorial Lecture
February 19, 2018

Khalil Habib teaches in the Department of Philosophy and directs the Pells Honors Program at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. After receiving an MA in Political Science at the University of Toronto, he went on to obtain his PhD in Philosophy at Boston University (2006). Professor Habib's teaching interests include classes on Islamic philosophy as well as ancient, medieval, and modern political thought. He is the editor of a collection, Cosmopolitanism in an Age of Globalization: Citizens without States, which includes his own contribution on "Ibn Tufayl's Critique of Cosmopolitanism in Hayy Ibn Yaqzan." Other publications range from essays on the Greek comic poet Aristophanes, to Machiavelli and Tocqueville, and the fourteenth century Arabic thinker Ibn Khaldun.


Jon Levenson

"The Sacrifice of the Son in the Three 'Abrahamic' Traditions"

The Mary Anna and Rabbi Julian B. Feibelman Memorial Public Lecture
March 14, 2017

Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, received his PhD at Harvard in 1975 and has been teaching there since 1988. Professor Levenson’s work centers on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible and the ways in which it has been understood over the centuries. He brings to his studies a particular interest in philosophical and theological issues and in the relationship of Judaism and Christianity. His book Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (Yale 2006) won a National Jewish Book Award and an award from the Biblical Archaeology Society. Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Princeton 2012) was listed by Choice as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. His most recent book is The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton University Press, 2015).

George Weigel book

George Weigel

Modernity, Biblical Faith, and the Crisis of the West"

Martin M. Kelly Memorial Public Lecture
October 19, 2016

George Weigel is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates, in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science. As President of the Ethics Center, he led a wide-ranging research program (1989-1996). After that, as a Senior Fellow, he began publishing his major study of Pope John Paul II, which appeared in two volumes, Witness to Hope (Harper 1999) and The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II--The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday 2010). Mr. Weigel is the author of numerous other influential works, including Letters to a Young Catholic (Basic 2015), Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic 2013), and The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God (Basic 2006). He is the Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News and his weekly column, "The Catholic Difference," is syndicated to sixty newspapers.

James Stoner book

James Stoner

"Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin on Humanism and the Human Sciences"

September 9, 2016

James Stoner is Hermann Moyse, Jr. Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Political Science Department at LSU. He began teaching there in 1988, after receiving his PhD from Harvard. Prof. Stoner is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992) and the co-editor of three volumes published by the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, where he was a Senior Fellow in 2009. Professor Stoner has been a member of the National Council on the Humanities (2002 - 2005) as well as a Visiting Fellow and later a Visiting Professor in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton (2002-03, 2013-14).

Visiting Professors and Public Lecturers, Judeo-Christian Studies Chair, 1980 - 2015

(On file in the Chair of Judeo-Christian Studies Office-Chapel are the brochures and details of all these Public Lectures)


  • March 3, 2015 - Steven Berg, Department of Philosophy, Bellarmine University

    "Dante's Inferno: Biblical Tradition and Greek Philosophy"

    with discussion leader Michael Golluber, St. John’s College, Santa Fe

  • April 20, 2015 - Joshua Parens, Douglas Kries, and Joseph MacFarland, Panel with the Directors of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2014 Summer Seminar, Medieval Political Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian

    "Prophet, King, and Philosopher in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Thought"

  • October 22, 2015 - Roslyn Weiss, Clara H. Stewardson Professor of Philosophy, Lehigh University

    "The Transcendent God of Goodness"

  • December 3, 2015 - Christine Hayes, Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

    "What's So Divine about Divine Law"


  • March 12, 2014 - Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy, Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman Chair and Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies, Tulane University

    "In the Court of an Oriental Despot: the Book of Esther"

  • March 20, 2014 - James Carey, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy, United States Air Force Academy

    "Spinoza's Response to Christian Scholasticism"

  • April 24, 2014 - Clifford Orwin, Professor of Political Science, Classics, and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto

    "Will Not the Judge of All the World Act Justly? Abraham's Plea to God on Behalf of Sodom"

  • October 22, 2014 - Jacob Howland, McFarlin Professor of Philosophy, University of Tulsa

    "Kierkegaard on Theodicy, Law, and Love"

  • November 14, 2014 - Stephen Palmquist, Professor of Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University

    "Kant on Obedience and Resistance to Authority"


  • April 4, 2013 - Thomas Hibbs, Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture, Baylor University

    "Divine Irony: Pascal on Faith and Reason"

  • October 24, 2013 - Wilfred M. McClay, G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty, University of Oklahoma

    "The Strange Persistence of Guilt in a Post-Religious Age"


  • March 22, 2012 - Calum Carmichael, Professor of Comparative Literature and Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell University

    "Judging Joseph in Light of Biblical Law (Gen 37-44; Lev 6:1-7 [5:20-26], 19:18)"

  • October 22, 2012 - Leora Batnitzky, Professor and Director of Tikvah Project in Jewish Thought, Princeton University

    "Private Faith, Public Religion: Tensions in Modern Jewish Thought"


  • March 24, 2011 - Douglas G. Brinkley, Professor of History and Fellow, James Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston

    "The Great American Outdoors from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama: An Environmental History"

  • April 14, 2011 - Rosemary Radford Ruether, Visiting Professor of Feminist Theology, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont

    "Christology and Anti-Semitism"

  • October 27, 2011 - Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

    "Early Christians and Gentile Religion: A New Approach"


  • February 18, 2010 - Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, The Catholic University of America

    "Spiritual Hungers of Young Adults; How Hungry Are They?"

  • March 18, 2010 - Rev. Dr. Paul J. Philibert, O.P., Theologian, Former Chair of Pastoral Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Chair of the Board of the Congar Institute for Ministry Development, San Antonio, Texas

    "Balancing Authority and Autonomy: Issues for a New Generation of Believers"

  • October 21, 2010 - Gary Macy, The John Nobili, S.J. Professor of Theology, Santa Clara University

    "Can They Do That? The Historical Justification for Women's Ordinations"


  • January 22, 2009 - Mr. Hank Dittmar, Director for the Prince of Wales Foundation

    "Sustainability, Tradition and Harmony: Building Beautifully and for the Long Term"

  • March 26, 2009 - Rev. Dr. C.K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States

    "Leadership in a Time of Conflict: What does the Future Hold for the Episcopal Church in the U.S.?"

  • October 8, 2009 - Professor Robert Schreiter, Catholic Theological Union - Chicago

    "The Philosophical and Theologian Relevance of Professor Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P., for the 21st Century"

  • November 5, 2009 - Professor/Rabbi David Dalin, Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida

    "The Myth of Hitler's Pope - A Jewish Response to the Integrity of Pope Pius XII's Dealings with the Nazis"


  • February 28, 2008 - Dr. Julian Wheatley, New Orleans, Consultant for the Government of Singapore

    "The Lady and the General" - Questions of Religious Freedom and Democracy in Myanmar (Burma)

  • March 13, 2008 - Professor Roger Haight, SJ, Union Theological Seminary, NYC

    "Rethinking the Church and the Churches"

  • September 10, 2008 - The Bestowal of the 2nd St. Thomas Aquinas Environmental Award-HRH the Prince of Wales at Clarence House in London
  • November 13, 2008 - Very Rev. Dr. Lee Martin Martiny, OP, Kenya, Africa

    "The Future of the Church in Africa - Tribalism and Racism - The Challenge to Church Unity"

  • December 4, 2008 - Professor John F. Haught, Georgetown University

    "Evolution and Faith - A Proposal for the Future - The 200th Anniversary of Darwin's Birth"


  • January 25, 2007 - Sir John Houghton, Oxford University (The first honoree for the St. Thomas Aquinas Environmental Award given by the Chair of Judeo-Christian Studies)

    "Climatic Changes: Challenges to Scientists, Politicians, and Religionists Alike"

  • March 29, 2007 - Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, STD, Archbishop of Washington, DC

    "The Enduring Challenge of Faith - What the Church Brings to Today's Youth"

  • October 11, 2007 - Professor Marcel Sigrist, OP, Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem

    "Why a New Translation of the Bible? - 'The Bible in Its Traditions Project'"

  • November 8, 2007 - Asher Yarden, Consul General of Israel to the Southwest, Houston

    "On the Road to Reconciling the Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts in the Light of Recent Historical Developments"


  • March 2, 2006 - Professor Emeritus John Dominic Crossan, DePaul University, Chicago

    "What does St. Paul have to say to the Church Today?"

  • March 16, 2006 - Professor Dennis Doyle, University of Dayton, Ohio

    "Pope Benedict XVI, What Impact Might his Augustinian Philosophy Have?"

  • November 9, 2006 - Professor Richard Ryscavage, SJ, PhD, Fairfield University

    "Immigration and Globalization: The New Face of Christianity"

  • November 16, 2006 - Robert Blare Kaiser, Newsweek Rome Editor and Vatican II Correspondent for Time Magazine

    "A Case for an American Catholic Church"


  • March 3, 2005 - Dr. Antje Jakelen, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

    "Challenges of Science and Religion in the New Millennium"

  • April 7, 2005 - Dr. Martin E. Marty, University of Chicago

    "Fundamentalisms and World Religions - What They Have in Common and How They All Demonize 'the Other'"

(No Fall 2005 Lectures due to Hurricane Katrina)


  • March 18, 2004 - Rev. Dr. Marcel Sigrist, OP., Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem Israel

    "In Today's Secularized World, Is it Possible to Believe in God?"

  • March 25, 2004 - Professor William B. Hurlbut, MD, Stanford University

    "Patenting Human Life: Clones, Chimera, and Biological Artifacts"

  • October 7, 2004 - HE Dr. Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, OP, Archbishop of Vienna

    "Judaism and Christianity: New Perspectives in the New Millennium"

  • October 28, 2004 - Professor Wesley J. Wildman, Boston University

    "A Review and Critique of the 'Divine Action Project' - A dialogue among Scientists and Theologians", sponsored by Pope John Paul II


  • March 13, 2003 - Most Reserved Joseph A. Galante, Coadjutor Roman Catholic Bishop of Dallas

    "Renewing the Hope and the Trust of the Faithful in the Institutional Church"

  • March 27, 2003 - Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Center for Inter-Religious Understanding, Secaucus, New Jersey

    "A Jewish Perspective on the Recent Pontifical Biblical Document, 'On the Jewish People and Their Scriptures in the New Testament'"

  • September 11, 2003 - William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore

    "The New Movement in Christian-Jewish Relations"

  • October 23, 2003 - Rev. Dr. Robert E. Barron, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois

    "Contemporary Moral and Spiritual Formation through the Eucharistic Liturgy"

  • November 6, 2003 - Mr. George Weigel, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington DC

    "Moral Leadership and World Politics in the 21st Century"


  • February 7, 2002 - Dr. Mahmound M. Ayoub, Temple University

    "Religion and Violence: The Case of Islam"

  • March 7, 2002 - Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard Medical School

    "Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief"

  • April 11, 2002 - Dr. Frank T. Birtel, Tulane University

    "Evolving Thoughts on Taking Science and Religion Seriously"

  • October 10, 2002 - Richard R. Gaillardetz, University of Toledo, Ohio

    "What We Can Now See: Ecclesial Reflections on the Current Crisis in the American Catholic Church"

  • October 24, 2002 - Kirk O. Hanson, Santa Clara University, California

    "Corporate Ethics and Responsibility - Enron and Beyond: Ethical Lessons for American Society"


  • March 12, 2001 - Professor Dr. Wolfhart Pannenberg, Munich, Germany

    "God the Spirit and Natural Science"

  • April 5, 2001 - Professor Philip D. Clayton, California State University, Sonoma

    "Reading the Past, Projecting the Future - Science and Theology on the Emergence of Spirit"

  • May 24, 2001 - HE Dr. Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, OP, Archbishop of Vienna

    "Judaism and Christianity: New Perspectives After the Holy Year"

  • October 4, 2001 - Phyllis Zagano, Co-Chair, Roman Catholic Group of the American Academy of Religion

    "Women Deacons? Past, Present and Future - An Exploration of the Tradition and History of Diaconal Ordination"

  • October 22, 2001 - Mark Guscin, Spanish Center of Sindonology, Madrid

    "Reputed Burial Cloths of Jesus Christ - How to Determine their Authenticity or Fraud?"

  • November, 8, 2001 - Professor Philip Hefner, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

    "Technology, Theology and New Images of Being Human"


  • March 16, 2000 - Rev. Dr. Peter Storey, Duke University

    "Resistance and Reconciliation - The Church's Ecumenical Role in Ending Apartheid"

  • March 27, 2000 - Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, Rome

    "Where Are We Going? Christian Faith in the Face of an Unknown Future"

  • April 13, 2000 - Dr. Anthony M. Matteo, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania

    "The Promise and Perils of Evolutionary Ethics"

  • October 12, 2000 - Most Rev. John R. Quinn, DD, Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco

    "Possibilities of a New Papal Primacy"

  • October 26, 2000 - Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkrantz, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

    "Strengthening Jewish-Christian Relations - A Jewish Perspective on the Recent Papal Visit to Israel"


  • February 25, 1999 - Professor Gary Macy, University of San Diego

    "The Church in the Middle Ages"

  • March 25, 1999 - Fr. Andrew Greeley, Sociologist and author

    "Images of God and Religious Imagination"

  • April 12, 1999 - Archbishop Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Chicago, Illinois

    "Images of God in the Writings of Pope John Paul II; A Spirituality for the New Millennium"

  • October 7, 1999 - Professor Benedict M. Ashley, OP, STM, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis

    "Gender Images and the Mystery of God"

  • November 3, 1999 - Professor Steven T. Katz, Boston University

    "Jewish Images of God in the Post-Holocaust Era"

  • November 11, 1999 - Professor Brennan R. Hill, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

    "Images of God from the Earth and its People: An Environmental Theology"


  • March 5, 1998 - Professor Vernon Gregson, Jr., Loyola University

    "Images of God and the Unconscious - Origins and Transformations"

  • April 16, 1998 - Professor Daniel Holcomb, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

    "Images of God and Contemporary Literature - Impact and Significance"

  • October 29, 1998 - Professor Gordon D. Kaufman, Harvard University

    "Re-Imaging God in Light of Today's Evolutionary/Ecological Consciousness"

  • November 12, 1998 - Dr. Patrick Henry, Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota

    "Images of God in Space and Time"


  • February 27, 1997

    "Post-Modern Concepts of God - The Problem of Worshipping the One God Today"

  • March 6, 1997

    "Transcending the Divisive - Removing Obstacles to Ecumenical Dialogue"

  • March 13, 1997

    "Jesus as Messiah: Christian Yes; Jewish No - Messianic Expectations Today"
    Participants: Rabbi Edward P. Cohn, Temple Sinai
    Rev. Dr. Val A. Mclnnes, OP, Tulane University
    Ms. Jean A. Meade, St. Andrew's Episcopal School
    Rev. Steven Meriwether, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church
    Professor Frank T. Birtel, Tulane University, Moderator

  • October 16, 1997 - Dr. Robert J. Collier, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri

    "Science and Technology in Cloning, from Sheep to Humans - What are the Real Possibilities of Human Cloning?"

  • October 23, 1997 - Rev. Dr. Albert Moraczewski, OP, Pope John XXIII Medical-Moral Research and Education Center

    "What are the Ethical and Religious Implications of Human Cloning? - A Judeo-Christian Perspective"

  • November 13, 1997 - Professor Sondra Ely Wheeler, Wesleyan Theological Seminary

    "The Impact of Cloning on Family Values - Making Sexual Reproduction Obsolete?"


  • March 7, 1996 - Professor David Novak, University of Virginia; Rev. Dr. Richard John Neuhaus, New York City

    "Messianic Expectations - A Jewish and Christian Point of View"

  • March 14, 1996 - Professor J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Princeton Theological Seminary

    "Truth and Pluralism in Religion and Science Today - The Post-Modern Challenge"

  • October 31, 1996 - Rev. Dr. Philip Kennedy, OP, Oxford University

    "The God Question in Our Post-Modern Age"

  • November 25, 1996 - Rev. Raymond E. Brown, SS, Union Theological Seminary

    "New Testament Treatment of the Jews"


  • March 9, 1995 - Michael Novak, The American Enterprise Institute. Washington DC; Professor Gilbert Meilaender, Oberlin College

    "Veritatis Splendor - Roman Catholic and Lutheran Perspectives in Dialogue"

  • April 6, 1995 - George Weigel, Washington, DC; Peter Ochs, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

    "Religion and Moral Decline in Contemporary American Society - Disintegration or Rejuvenation?"

  • October 12, 1995 - Professor Don Drowning, University of Chicago

    "Religion, Politics and the American Family Debate"

  • November 16, 1995 - Professor Marcus Borg, Oregon State University

    "The Work of the Jesus Seminar: What is Its Purpose and Does it Matter?"


  • February 24, 1994 - Mr. Avi Granot, Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC Fr. David-Maria A. Jaeger, OMI, JCD, Austin, Texas

    "A Major Diplomatic Accomplishment - The Fundamental Agreement Between the Holy See and the State of Israel - A Catholic Perspective/An Israeli Perspective"

  • March 8, 1994 - Professor Elaine Pagels, Princeton University

    "Satan and the New Testament, A Social History of Satan"

  • March 10, 1994 - Professor Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale University

    "Russian Roots in the American Spirit"

  • November 16, 1994 - Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, JD, Catholic Charities, Alexandria, Virginia; Professor William Barnett, Loyola University

    "The Doctrine of Church and State - Should Religion be Involved in Politics?"

  • November 17, 1994 - Professor David D. Friedman, University of Chicago Professor Alma H. Young, University of New Orleans

    "Government and the Poor - Who Should be Providing Care for the Poor?"


  • March 4, 1993 - Rev. Dr. Avery Dulles, SJ, Fordham University

    "Interrelation of Faith and Culture"

  • March 18, 1993 - Professor Rabbi David R. Blumenthal, Emory University

    "The Holocaust as Paradigm of the 20th Century"

  • March 22, 1993 - Rev. Dr. Brian Davis, OP, Oxford University

    "God and Some American Philosophers"

  • April 4, 1993 - Rev. Dr. Charles O'Neill, SJ, Rome

    "The Tulane-Archdiocese of New Orleans Bicentennial Lecture - The Church in the United States - 200 Years of Growth - Baltimore and New Orleans"

  • October 14, 1993 - Professor Mary Jo Weaver, Indiana University

    "Feminists and Patriarchs in the Catholic Church: Dysfunctional Discourse or a Common Language?"

  • October 27, 1993 - Jean C. Felts, John J. Kelly, Alden J. Laborde and Edward A. Lupberger

    "Is Business Ethical? Case Discussions on Ethical Decisions in Business Practice"

  • November 11, 1993 - Professor Benedict M. Ashley, OP, St. Louis University

    "A Theology of Intellectual Life"

  • November 18, 1993 - Rt. Rev. John S. Spong, DD, Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of Newark, NJ

    "The Gospels as Examples of Jewish Midrash"


  • March 19, 1992 - Professor William F. May, Southern Methodist University

    "The Split between Private and Public Life - Religion as Culprit and Solution"

  • March 26, 1992 - Professor Claude Geffre, OP, Institute Catholique, Paris

    "New Trends of French Theology Today"

  • April 9, 1992 - Professor John J. Carey, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta

    "Sexuality Issues in the American Church"

  • October 12, 1992 - Professor Richard F. Greenleaf, Tulane University

    "Columbus and the Age of Discovery"

  • November 9, 1992 - Gustavo Gutierrez, Lima, Peru

    "Bartolomeo de Las Casas - the Theology of Las Casas, Father of Human Rights and International Law"

  • November 16, 1992 - Helen Rand Parish, University of California, Berkeley

    "Las Casas- The Untold Story"


  • March 19, 1991 - Rev. Dr. Lawrence Frizzell, Seton Hall University; Rabbi Dr. Asher Finkel

    "Twenty-five Years of Progress - An Evaluation"

  • March 20, 1991 - Rabbi Dr. Asher Finkel, Seton Hall University; Rev. Dr. Lawrence Frizzell

    "Expectations for the Judeo-Christian Dialogue - The Year 2000"

  • March 21, 1991 - Jewish-Christian Prayer Service, Archbishop Francis B. Schulte, DD
  • September 11, 1991 - Professor Martin Marty, University of Chicago

    "Power Shift: Changes In and Around American Protestantism"

  • October 24, 1991 - Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum

    "Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People"

  • November 7, 1991 - Professor Richard P. McBrien, University of Notre Dame

    "The Future of Catholicism in the Unites States"


  • March 5, 1990 - Rosemary Haughton, "Wellspring House," St. Catherines, Canada

    "This I Believe: In the Catholic Tradition"

  • March 19, 1990 - Professor Thomas F. O'Meara, OP, Notre Dame University

    "This I Believe: In Two Different Views of Christianity - Fundamentalism and Catholicism"

  • March 26, 1990 - Professor Harvey Cox, Harvard University

    "This I Believe: The Lord and Giver of Life"

  • October 23, 1990 - Anne Muggeridge, Canadian author

    "The Apocalyptic Days of the Church"

  • November 15, 1990 - Professor Robert Wilken, University of Virginia

    "The Christian Intellectual Tradition"

  • December 6, 1990 - Professor Anthony Flew, University of Reading, England

    "Forty Years of Falsification"


  • February 16, 1989 - Professor Frank T. Birtel, Tulane University

    "This I Believe - Choosing God and Choosing Man: A Post-Modern Challenge"

  • March 2, 1989 - Professor Michael Zimmerman, Tulane University

    "This I Believe - The Redemption of the Body"

  • March 9, 1989 - Professor Phillip Hefner, University of Chicago

    "This I Believe - Crossing New Terrain"

  • October 23, 1989 - Chaim Potok, American author

    "This I Believe: Choices in the Modern World"

  • November 7, 1989 - Dr. Arthur Peacocke, Oxford University

    "This I Believe: From DNA to DEAN"

  • November 27, 1989 - The Hon. Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Mayor, Princeton, New Jersey and Professor Paul E. Sigmund, Princeton, New Jersey

    "This I Believe: Politics and Religion, Theory and Practice"


  • March 20, 1988 - Professor Rabbi Jakob J. Petuchowski

    "A Rabbi Looks at the Lord's Prayer"

  • April 13, 1988 - Professor Dr. Jurgen Moltmann, University of Tubingen, Germany

    "Christology in the Christian-Jewish Dialogue"

  • April 26, l988 - Rt. Rev. David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham, England

    "The Reality of God and the Future of the Human Project"

  • September 29, 1988 - Robert Russell, Center for Theology & Natural Sciences, Berkeley
  • October 20, 1988 - Emilie Dietrich Griffin, American author
  • November 14, 1988 - Professor Wolfhart Pannenberg, Munich, Germany


  • March 23, 1987 - Professor Henry Chadwick, Oxford University

    "The Early Christian Church and Authority"


  • January 22, 1986 - Ambassador Vernon Walters, U.S. Rep. to the United Nations

    "The United States and Central America Today"

  • March 3, 1986 - Professor Arthur Peacocke, Oxford University

    "A Christian Materialism? Some Reflections on the Relation to Cognitive Sciences"

  • April 16, 1986 - Professor Robert Wilken, University of Virginia

    "The Love of God and the Pursuit of Virtue: Early Christian Ethics"

  • September 11, 1986 - Professor Sean Freyne, University of Dublin

    "First Century Christians in a Jewish World"

  • October 16, 1986 - Professor Sean Freyne, University of Dublin

    "The Age of Constantine and Beyond: Jesus in a Christian World"


  • January 25, 1985 - The Rt. Honorable Norman St. John Stevas, MP, London

    "The Law and Religious Conflicts Today"

  • February 4, 1985 - Professor Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago

    "The Language of Love in Christian and Jewish Mysticism"

  • March 14, 1985 - Ambassador Vernon Walters, U.S. Dept. of State

    "Religion in Politics Today"


  • October 12, 1984 - Professor Cecilia Weyer-Davis, Newcomb College
  • October 13, 1984 - Professor Frederick Hartt, University of Virginia; Professor Alfred Moir, University of California; Professor Jonathan Brown, New York University; Professor Robert Rosenblum, New York University; Very Rev. Dr. Val A. McInnes, O.P.

    A Symposium on the Painted Word in conjunction with the Vatican Pavilion and the New Orleans Museum of Art


  • February 22, 1983 - Professor Ernan McMullin, University of Notre Dame

    "The Inter-Relationship between Creationism and Evolution Today"

  • February 28, 1983 - Professor Robert Soloman, University of Texas

    "The Nietzschean Challenge to the Judeo-Christian Tradition"

  • March 17, 1983 - Professor Daniel Callahan, Director, The Hastings Center

    "Science and Human Values: The Uneasy Connection"

  • April 7, 1983 - Professor John T. Noonan, Jr., University of California

    "Religion and Public Policy"


  • March 4, 1982 - Professor Harald Riesenfeld, University of Uppsala, Sweden

    "Sons of God and Ecclesia: An Intertestamental Analysis"

  • March 23, 1982 - Professor Harald Riesenfeld, University of Uppsala, Sweden

    "The Hermeneutic Circle - Uses and Abuses in Translating the Bible"

  • September 14, 1982 - Professor Geza Vermes, Oxford University

    "The Gospel of Jesus the Jew: An Historical Approach"

  • September 21, 1982 - Professor Geza Vermes, Oxford University

    "Jesus and Christianity"

  • October 18, 1982 - Professor fr. Edward Schillebeeckx, OP, University of Nijmegen, Holland (canceled due to illness)

    "The Judeo-Christian Interpretation: An Historical and Critical Approach"

  • October 19, 1982 - Professor fr. Edward Schillebeeckx, OP, University of Nijmegen, Holland (canceled due to illness)

    "The Judeo-Christian Interpretation: An Hermeneutical Approach"

  • October 26, 1982 - Professor David Daube, University of California School of Law

    "The Old Testament in the New: A Jewish Perspective"


  • January 26, l98l - Professor Jakob J. Petuchowski, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati

    "Towards a Jewish Theology of Christianity"

  • March 5, l98l - Professor Ernan McMullin, Notre Dame University

    "Interactions of Natural Sciences and Religion Today"

  • April 1, 1981 - Professor Raymond Brown, Union Theological College

    "The Struggle between Christianity and Judaism"

  • April 23, 1981 - Professor Langdon Gilkey, University of Chicago

    "Science, Technology and Religion"

  • October 21, l98l - Professor Roger Le Deaut, CSP, Biblical Institute, Rome

    "Jewish Tradition and New Testament Interpretation"

  • November 18, l98l - Professor Roger Le Deaut, CSP, Biblical Institute, Rome

    "The Greek Bible: Hidden Treasure for Jews and Christians"


  • Inaugural Lecture, April 14, 1980 - William David Davies, Duke University Divinity School

    "Jewish Territorial Doctrine and A Christian Response"

  • September 4, 1980 - John MacQuarrie, University of Oxford

    "The Idea of a People of God"

  • September 25, 1980 - John MacQuarrie, University of Oxford

    "Heidegger's Philosophy of Religion"

  • October 29, 1980 - Professor Edward P. Sanders, McMaster University, Canada

    "Paul and Judaism"

  • November 12, 1980 - Professor Edward P. Sanders, McMaster University, Canada

    "Jesus and Judaism"