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Colloquium in Catholic Studies

The Catholic Studies Colloquium is a forum for regional Catholic scholars and scholars of Catholicism to share their work and build relationships.

Spring 2015 Colloquium in Catholic Studies - Upcoming

Thursday, April 9, 2015

7:00 pm in Wege Ballroom, Aquinas College

"Beyond Politics: T. S. Eliot and Christopher Dawson on Religion and Culture"

Paper Presentation by Dr. Benjamin G. Lockerd, English Department, GVSU

Commentary by Dr. John C. Pinheiro, Professor of History, Aquinas College


Dr. Lockerd is Professor of English at Grand Valley State University and was president of the T. S. Eliot Society. He is author of "Aethereal Rumours: T.S. Eliot's Physics and Poetics" (Bucknell University Press, 1998) and "The Sacred Marriage: Psychic Integration in the Faerie Queene (Bucknell University Press, 1987). He also writes an annual review of Eliot scholarship for American Literary Scholarship.


Spring 2014 Colloquium in Catholic Studies

March 26, 2014

"Turning Worshippers into Gods: The Christian Understanding of Salvation"

Paper Presentation by Dr. Jared Ortiz, Religion Department, Hope College

Commentary by Dr. Dennis Marshall, Theology Department, Aquinas College


Dr. Ortiz is Assistant Professor of Religion at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He earned his doctorate in theology from The Catholic University of America. He currently is finishing a book on creation, deification, and liturgy in St. Augustine’s Confessions.


Spring 2013 Colloquium in Catholic Studies

April 3, 2013

"Salvation of the Creation: The Teaching of the Church Fathers on Environment"
Presentation by Fr. Oleh Kindiy, Ph.D., Lecturer in Theology at Ukrainian Catholic University and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Aquinas College.
Commentary by Dr. Robert Marko, Professor of Theology at Aquinas College.


Matthea Brandenburg ('12) of the Acton Institute reflects on this event in "Christianity, the Environment, and Modern Gnostics,"

Fr. Dr. Oleh Kindiy

Fall 2011 Colloquium in Catholic Studies
October 13, 2011

"Facing Jesus in the Art of Rembrandt"
Presentation by Dr. Henry Luttikhuizen, Professor of Art History at Calvin College.
Commentary by Joseph Antenucci Becherer, Lena Meijer Professor in the History of Art at Aquinas College.


Fall 2010 Colloquium in Catholic Studies
October 27, 2010
"Tolkien and the Bible"
Paper presentation by Dr. Mark M. Moes, Philosophy Department, GVSU.

Commentary by Dr. Stephan Davis, Associate Professor of Theology, Aquinas College.

Sponsored by Eric and Elizabeth Kirby

Fall 2009 Colloquium in Catholic Studies
October 13, 2009
"Christopher Dawson and the Idea of Progress"
Paper presentation by Dr. Joseph Stuart (University of Edinburgh), Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and adjunct assistant professor of Catholic Studies, Aquinas College.
Commentary by Dr. Dennis Marshall, Associate Professor of Theology, Aquinas College.