Schedule of Events

by Travis Pickell

We are looking forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 5

4:00 pm           Registration and Welcome to Watson Manor

4:30 pm           Session 1 – “Reconciling with Death” – Moderated by Kevin Hart (University of Virginia)

Andrew DeCort (University of Chicago) “A Brief Argument for Loving the World in the Face of Catastrophe and Death.”

Russell C. Powell (Princeton Theological Seminary) “Death and its Ecological Implications in Schleiermacher’s Theology of Consciousness.”

Scott Bailey (University of Virginia) “Vulnerability: A Dogmatic and Psychological Intersection.”

6:00 pm           Dinner

7:30 pm           Plenary Lecture: Jeffrey P. Bishop (St. Louis University / Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics) “The Reckoning of the Corpse”

 Saturday, April 6

8:00 am           Breakfast & Coffee at Watson Manor

9:00 am           Session 2 – “Death Together” – Moderated by Michael Lamb (Princeton University)

Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee (Baylor University) “Dasein Goes to Church: A Re-imagining of ‘Being-towards-death’ through An Ecclesial Re-novation of ‘Being-with.’”

Patrick X. Gardner (University of Notre Dame) “Memoria Mortis: Metz and the Political Theology of Death.”

Tim Hartman (University of Virginia) “The Power of the Dead Among the Living: Reckoning with Jesus as Ancestor.”

10:45 am         Session 3 –  “The Commodified Corpse” – Moderated by Sean Larsen (Duke University)

Amey Victoria Adkins (Duke University) “Even Unto Death: The Unsolicited Immortality of Black Female Bodies”

SueJeanne Koh (Duke University) – “‘Saving Grace’: Agamben, Foucault, and Reversing the Logic of the Akedah.”

L. Patrick Burrows (Yale University) “Corpses that Matter: Grievablility, Marginalization, and the Newtown Shooting.”

12:30 pm         Lunch

1:30 pm           Plenary Lecture: Andrea C. White (Emory University/ Candler School of Theology)

2:45 pm           Session 4 –  “Treating Death” – Moderated by James F. Childress (University of Virginia / Institute for Practical Ethics & Public Life).

Ashley R. Hurst (University of Virginia) “How to Blossom, Thrive and Die: Creating an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care Decisions From David Kelsey’s Eccentric Existence.”

Brett McCarty (Duke University) “Life, Death, and IVF: Control and Contingency in Modern Medicine.”

Autumn Alcott Ridenour (Boston College) “Perspectives on Human Death in Daniel Callahan, Augustine, and Karl Barth in Relation to the Ends and Practices of Modern Medicine.”

4:15 pm           Coffee

4:45 pm           Session 5 “Choosing Death” – Moderated by Paul D. Jones (University of Virginia / Virginia Center for the Study of Religion).

Cornelia Wolf Wilson (University of Chicago) “The Ethics of Buddhist Self-Immolation in Ancient China.”

Deborah Galaski (University of Virginia) – “A Separate Place? Criminal Burial in the Mishnah and the Limits of Reconciliation.”

Cambria Kaltwasser (Princeton Theological Seminary) “The Priority of Death: Mortality and Self-Sacrifice in Recent Christian Ethics.”

6:45 pmDinner and Closing Remarks

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