Wednesday April 29:

12 – 1:30pm   Opening lunch for speakers

1:30pm - 3:30pm   Ancient Christian Problems of Nature and Creation

  • Virginia Burrus, “Origen’s and Augustine’s Eco-Chorologies”
  • James Wetzel, “The Dogged Excess of Matter: ex nihilo after Confessions 12.6”

 3:30pm - 4pm coffee and tea

4 – 6 pm    Ancient and Modern Concepts of Nature

  • Karmen MacKendrick, “Fractal Divinity and Late Ancient Pantheism”
  • M.B. Pranger, “Thinking the Impossible: Henri de Lubac, Augustinianism and Pure Nature”

6 – 7 pm reception in the Common Room, followed by dinner for speakers



Thursday April 30, 2020

9:30 - 10am   coffee and tea

10am – 12 pm    Nature as Thinking and Being Thought

  • Willemien Otten, “Eriugena and Emerson on Thinking Nature”
  • Charles Hallisey, “What Does Nature Think? Buddhist Reflections”

12 - 130 pm  lunch for speakers

1 - 130 pm coffee and tea

1:30 – 3:30pm   Pantheism as Problem and Opportunity

  • Jean-Luc Marion, “Cartesian Nature and the Limits of Efficient Causality”
  • Mary-Jane Rubenstein, “Okay, but Who Cares about Pantheism?”