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McGrath Institute for Church Life

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

37th Annual Conference, 2009

Paul as Liturgical Theologian
June 15 - 17, 2009


2009 liturgy conference

From June 28, 2008 to June 29, 2009 the Church celebrated a Jubilee Year in honor of the apostle Paul, to commemorate the bimellenium of his birth. As its contribution to this commemoration, the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy dedicated its 2009 conference to exploring "Paul as Liturgical Theologian."

Presentations considered Paul's teachings on Christian worship and liturgy, and how the Church community's worship serves as matrix for his theology.

Keynote Session:
•  Fr. Robert Taft, S.J., Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome
   Paul as Liturgical Theologian

Plenary Sessions:
•  Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary
   The Word in Worship

•  Fr. Paul McPartlan, Catholic University of America
   One Body: Ecclesial and Sacramental

•  Aurelie Hagstrom, Providence College
   One Body: Gifts, Ministries, Responsibility

•  Fr. John Behr, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary
   The Eschatological Dimension of Liturgy

Breakout Sessions:
•  Normand Bonneau, Saint Paul University
   Paul in the Lectionary

•  Paula Carlson, St. Olaf College
   Paul Lifted Up by Preachers as Model to be Imitated

•  Robin Jensen, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
   Paul's Presence in Christian Worship Through the Centuries in Art

•  Fr. John Lodge, University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
   Preaching From Paul's Letters Today

•  Tzvi Novick, University of Notre Dame
   Jewish Roots of Paul's Liturgical Theology

•  Jan Poorman, University of Notre Dame
   Pauline Lectionary Texts for Sacramental Catechesis

•  Fr. Eugene Uzukwu, University of Notre Dame Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
   Paul's Theology of Worship and Justice in Africa Today