Submit Proposal for the 2018 Symposium

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Paper proposals for original and ongoing research are welcome in any area of Catholic moral theology. For this year’s symposium, renowned biblical studies scholar Gary Anderson from Notre Dame will be joining us. In light of two important anniversaries–the 10th anniversary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission’s 2008 “The Bible and Morality: The Roots of Christian Conduct,” and the fiftieth of Bl. Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae vitae–we especially invite considerations of these documents (either separately or together) and their legacy, or independent consideration of themes related to scripture and morality or sexual ethics. Possible questions include: What is the value and significance of scripture for moral theology today? What is the proper use of scripture in shedding light on moral questions? What is the place of authority (scriptural, magisterial, experiential, etc.)? What should good Christian sexual practice be? What new questions do married people face in the transmission of human life today that merit further reflection?

The 2018 symposium runs from Thursday evening (July 26) to Sunday morning (July 29) and will be held at Moreau Seminary on the campus of Notre Dame. Registration covers meals and accommodations.

Part-time faculty and graduate students ($50)
Full time faculty without institutional support ($100)
Full-time faculty with institutional support ($175)
Subsidies offered to graduate students in need of funding

Please submit your proposal using the form below by March 30



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