Annual Graduate Student Conference
October 23, 2013: the Second Annual Graduate Student Conference, on "The Theology of the Church Fathers"
The conference be held at the University of Dayton's River Campus. A campus map and directions to the River Campus, located at 1700 S. Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45469-7012, are at right.
Spurred by renewed interest among Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican scholars during the first half of the twentieth century, the revival of interest in the theology of the Church Fathers has become in the twenty-first century a central dynamism of ecumenical discussion and ecclesial renewal. Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox are increasingly learning more about their shared heritage. The study of the Church Fathers has become a central component not only of historical theology but also of contemporary systematic and moral theology as well. The purpose of this conference is to gather graduate students at leading institutions to share research on patristic theology and its significance today.
Requirements and procedures for participation are listed below.
Requirements and Procedures for Participation
- Participants must be currently enrolled in a graduate (Masters or Ph.D.) program of study.
- Abstracts of proposed papers need to be submitted to Matthew Levering via email.
- Abstracts will be considered through October 1, but they will be accepted on a first-come basis.
- Speaking slots are limited to twelve.
A panel of scholars will judge the papers.
- First prize: $500 and publication in Nova et Vetera.
- Second prize: $250.
- Third prize: $100.
Location & Housing
The University of Dayton is within easy driving distance from most universities, seminaries, and divinity schools in the Midwest, Southeast, and East Coast. Free housing will be provided for graduate student speakers (bring your own sleeping bag and pillow).