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2013 Metaphysics Colloquium

The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies invites philosophers and theologians from the New England area to discuss and debate issues in metaphysics at the 2013 Metaphysics Colloquium on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5-6, 2013.

The colloquium was inspired by Pope John Paul II who in his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio spoke of the need for continuing ­philosophical speculation in order to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith. Participants ground their work in ecclesiastical and scholarly insights and principles.

The Saint Anselm Journal offers presentations given at previous colloquia.

2013 Colloquium: June 5-6

The topic of the 2013 Metaphysics Colloquium is Metaphysical implications of the Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist, with speaker Bruce D. Marshall, Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine from Southern Methodist University.

Presentations will also be made by Dr. Joshua P. Hochschild, Dean, Mount St. Mary's University, and by Dr. John Slotemaker of the Department of Religious Studies at Fairfield University.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, June 5

  • 2:00 p.m. - Registration - Dana Center Lobby
  • 3:30 p.m. - Professor Marshall's presentation/discussion - Dana Center Conference Room
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. - First Response and discussion
    Dr. Joshua P. Hochschild Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Mount St. Mary’s - Dana Center Conference Room

Thursday, June 6

  • 8:30 a.m. - Mass at the Abbey Church
  • 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. - Second Response and discussion
    Dr. John Slotemaker Department of Religious Studies, Fairfield University - Dana Center Conference Room
  • 12:00 noon - Lunch

Overnight accomodations are available on campus, and there is no fee for the Colloquium. Please register online by May 29th.

Contact Information

Dr. Montague Brown
The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies
100 St. Anselm Drive #1644
Manchester, N.H. 03102
603 641-7063

Online Registration

There is no cost for the colloquium. Register online »