Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Contemporary Reflections on the Body

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Contemporary Reflections on the Body

April 8, 2005, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Swift Hall

Embodiment. For some it is humanity's greatest gift, for others its greatest curse. Our body connects us to the world of finitude, yet it also yearns to transcend that world. It has been and remains a source of paradox, anxiety, and hope. Join us as we reflect on what it means to be a body. To register and reserve a free lunch, please e-mail sjha@uchicago.eduby March 30 (please note if vegetarian).

Conference Schedule:

10:00–10:30 am • Worship Service (Bond Chapel)

Sermon: “Leaving the Garden,” Bromleigh McCleneghan, MDiv/MPP student, University of Chicago Divinity School

10:45–11:00 am • Welcome (Swift Lecture Hall)

Dr. Richard A. Rosengarten, Dean and Associate Professor of Religion and Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School

11:00 am–12:30 pm • Finitude: Defining Death in the Public Sphere (Swift Lecture Hall)

Dr. Joann O'Reilly, Acting Chair, Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University
Kirsten Smolensky, Bigelow Fellow, University of Chicago Law School
Dr. Farr Curlin, Instructor of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine, 
University of Chicago 
Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski, Executive Director, Chicago Rabbinical Council
Moderator: Kevin Boyd, MDiv student, University of Chicago Divinity School

12:30–1:30 pm • Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm • Brokenness: Psalm 31:9–12—The Body under Threat (Swift Lecture Hall)

Dr. Lee Butler, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary
Dr. Lois Livezey, Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger, Pastor, Saint Sabina Catholic Church
Dr. Elizabeth Steinhauer, Staff Psychiatrist, Student Care and Resource Center, University of Chicago
Moderator: Sandhya Jha, MDiv/MPP student, University of Chicago Divinity School

3:00–3:15 pm • Break
3:15–4:45 pm • Desire: Public, Private, Divine? (Swift Lecture Hall)

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Lindner, Director of Ministry Studies, University of Chicago Divinity School
Rev. Ayanna Johnson, MSW, Project Director, Southwest Youth Collaborative
Dr. Celia Brickman, Clinical, Faculty, and Research Member, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy
Dr. Stacy Lindau, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago Hospital
Moderator: Laura Jean Torgerson, MDiv student, University of Chicago Divinity School

5:00 pm • Concluding Reception (Swift Lecture Hall)

For more information, or special needs assistance, please call the Divinity School at 773-702-8200.