The Future of Philosophical Theology: Conversations in Honor of Franklin I. Gamwell

The Future of Philosophical Theology: 
Conversations in Honor of Franklin I. Gamwell

Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of Religious Ethics, the Philosophy of Religions, and Theology

February 4, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Chicago News: Conference to mark contributions of Divinity School professor and former dean Franklin Gamwell


10:00 a.m. Welcome from Dean Margaret M. Mitchell

10:15 - 11:45 Lecture by Professor David Tracy, Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religion and the Committee on Social Thought: "Franklin Gamwell's Philosophical Theology: The Strength of Reason"; discussion to follow.

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch  

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Lecture by Professor Schubert M. Ogden, University Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus at Southern Methodist University: "The Task of Philosophical Theology: A Restatement"; discussion to follow. 

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Coffee break 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Panel: Trajectories in Constructive Religious Studies: Retrospect and Prospect

Presider: Kevin Hector (Assistant Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religions)

  • William Wood (Fellow and Tutor in Theology, Oriel College, Oxford)
  • Barbra Barnett (Adjunct Instructor in Theology, Elmurst College)
  • Bill Meyer (Professor of Philosophy and the Ralph W. Beeson Professor of Religion, Merryville College)
  • Frank Benzoni (Practicing attorney with Smith-Anderson law firm, Raleigh, NC)

5:15 p.m. Reception in honor of Franklin I. Gamwell, Swift Common Room