On September 24, Fordham University hosted “Dulles at 100,” a symposium celebrating the life and legacy of Avery Dulles. The event marked the centenary of the birth of the American Jesuit, theologian, and cardinal. Dulles spent the last two decades of his life at Fordham. He died in 2008.
A program for the symposium appears below. The event was sponsored by the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, the Department of Theology, the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, the Fordham Jesuit Community, America Media, and the offices of the president and provost at Fordham.
More details are available online.
12 – 1:30 p.m. | Opening Keynote Address
Welcome: Patrick Hornbeck, Chair, Department of Theology, Fordham University
Address: “Models and Other Maneuvers: The Fluency of Interpretation in Avery Dulles’ Thought,” by Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theology
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Panel: Dulles as an American Theologian
Patrick Carey, Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology, Marquette University
Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Joseph Lienhard, S.J., Professor of Theology, Fordham University
Moderator: Anne-Marie Kirmse, O.P., Research Associate, McGinley Chair in Religion and Society, Fordham University
3:30 – 5 p.m. | Panel: Dulles as a Global Theologian
Agnes Brazal, Associate Professor of Theology, De la Salle University of Manila, Philippines
Michael Canaris, Assistant Professor, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Yvon Elenga, S.J., Jesuit Institute of Theology, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Moderator: Michael McCarthy, S.J., Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning, Fordham University
6 – 7:30 p.m. | Closing Keynote Address
Welcome: David Gibson, Director, Center on Religion and Culture, Fordham University
Introduction: Matt Malone, S.J., President & Editor-in-Chief, America Media
Address: “Imaging the Church in the Age of Migration: The Legacy of Avery Dulles for Asian Christianity,” by Peter Phan, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
Respondent: Father Joseph Komonchak, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America
Moderator: Christine Hinze, Professor of Theology and Director, Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, Fordham University