Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala
Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, scientist, theologian and writer, is Head of the Tissue Bank at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India. She obtained her professional degrees at the National University of Singapore and at the University of Mumbai (PhD Medicine). She studied theology at St. Pius X College, Mumbai (10 courses of in total 212 lectures, 1985-1989) and at the Catherine of Siena Virtual College, Cincinnati, USA (2 courses, 2011).
Dr Lobo Gajwala published numerous articles in over 30 weeklies, periodicals and theological journals. She edited: Practicing Peace: Feminist Theology of Liberation, Asian Perspectives (ed. with Judette Gallares, Claretian Publications 2011); Gender Relations in the Church: A Call to Wholeness & Equal Discipleship (ed. with Varghese Theckanath & Raynah Braganza Passanha, Streevani, Pune 2012) . She wrote the following chapters in books:
"Making Space for the Other" in Creating a Balance: Developing New relationships Between Women and Men (Coady International Institute 2013);
"Making a Path to the Womb: Eco-feminism and Its Implications" in Ecological Concerns: An Indian Christian Response (eds. Joseph Mattam & Jacob Vavunkal, Bangalore 1998);
"The Passion of the Womb: Women Re-living the Eucharist" in Body Bread, Blood: Eucharistic Perspectives From the Indian Church (ed. Francis Gonsalves, Vidyajyoti 2000);
"Struggling for the Soul: Women in Base Communities" in Seeking New Horizons (ed. Leonard Fernando, ISPCK 2002);
"Mothering God" in Concerns of Women: An Indian Theological Response (eds. Evelyn Monteiro & Kochurani Abraham, Bangalore 2005);
"The Wake-up Call for the Church" in Shaping Tomorrow’s Church: Formation of Priests & Religious for India (ed. Kurien Kunnumpuram, St. Paul’s 2006);
"The Passion of the Womb: Women Re-living the Eucharist" in Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia (eds. Agnes M. Brazal & Andrea Lizares, Ateneo de Manila university Press 2007);
"Living the Tension: The Inter-faith Family in Dialogue" in Re-imagining Marriage and Family in Asia: Asian Christian Women’s Perspectives (eds. Sharon A. Bong & Pushpa Joseph, Malaysia 2008);
"Women and Power" in Towards the Full Flowering of the Human: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Empowerment of Women (eds. Kurien Kunnumpuram & Evelyn Monteiro, Saint Paul 2011);
"Negotiating Partnership in the Church" in Gender Relations in the Church: A Call to Wholeness & Equal Discipleship (Mumbai 2012).
Dr Lobo Gajwala has been on the Editorial Boards of Word and Worship, journal of the National Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre, and The Examiner, a newsweekly of the Bombay Archdiocese. She has worked on the Executive Team and served as a Resource Person for the Ecclesia of Women in Asia, Indian Theological Association, Indian Women’s Theological Forum, Commission for Women, Archdiocese of Bombay and Satyashodhak, a feminist collective. She has been a Consultor for the Indian bishops' CBCI Commission for Women since 1992, helping draft the Gender Policy of the Catholic Church of India, and has been a resource person for the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC). She has served as Secretary of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Mumbai, and Vice President of its parish councils, member of parish liturgical teams and core teams of the Zonal Basic Christian Communities.
Prof Joaquín García Roca
Dr Joaquín García Roca, a sociologist and theologian, is Professor of Social Movements and Participation at the University of Valencia, Spain, and visiting professor of Central American Universities: University of El Salvador (UES) and Central University (UCA). He obtained a LicTheol at the Pontifical University of Salamanca (1970), a PhD in theology at the Gregorian University (1973) and a PhD in philosophy at the University of St Thomas in Rome (1975). He received the doctorate Honoris Causa from the Bolivarian University of Chile.
Among his books we find: Reinvención de la exclusión social en tiempos de crisis (Madrid 2012); Espiritualidad para voluntarios. Hacia una mística de la solidaridad (Madrid 2011); La búsqueda de Dios desde los Exilios (Santiago de Chile 2007); El Mito de la Seguridad (Madrid 2006); Políticas y programas de participación social (Madrid 2004); En tránsito hacia los últimos. Crítica Política del Voluntariado (Santander 2001); Escuela solidaria, espacio popular (Madrid 2001); Caminar juntos con humildad. Acción colectiva, relaciones sinérgicas y redes solidarias. Pensamiento en Acción (Madrid. 2000); Imaginario Social de los Jóvenes. Encuentros, Casa de la Juventud (Lima 1999); La educación en el cambio de milenio: retos y oportunidades desde la tradición cristiana (Santander 1998); Contracultura de la solidaridad y Exclusión social: prácticas, discursos y narraciones (Madrid 1998); Creciendo en solidaridad con los empobrecidos (Canarias, 1996); Contra la exclusión. Responsabilidad pública e iniciativa social (Santander 1995); El voluntariado como recurso, Premio Investigación Bancaixa (Valencia, 1994); Solidaridad y voluntariado, Presencia social (Santander 1994); Desigualdad, pobreza y mundo desarrollado (Madrid 1994); Público y Privado en la Acción Social. Del Estado de Bienestar al Estado Social (Madrid 1992 Pedagogía de la Marginación (Madrid 1991); El cristianismo ¿Una utopía ética inalcanzable? (Madrid 1991); El Dios de la fraternidad, Aquí y Ahora (Madrid 1990); La dimensión pública de la fe (Madrid 1989); Cristianismo y Marginación Social (Bilbao 1987).
Professor Conor Gearty
Professor Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. He graduated in law from University College Dublin before moving to Wolfson College, Cambridge in 1980 to study for a Master’s Degree and then for a PhD. He became a fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge in 1983 and in 1990 he moved to the school of law at King’s College London where he was first a senior lecturer, then a reader and finally (from 1995) a professor. Gearty is also a practising barrister with Matrix Chambers and legal correspondent for The Tablet.
Conor Gearty is a prolific writer and political commentator. He has published many books and articles and posts frequently to his own blog. The following are a selection of his most important published books: Liberty and security, Polity, 2013; The Cambridge companion to human rights law, Gearty, Conor and Douzinas, Costas, (eds.) (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012); Debating Social Rights, with Virginia Mantouvalou (Hart Publishing 2010); Essays on Human Rights and Terrorism, (Cameron May 2008); Civil Liberties (Clarendon Publishing 2007); Can Human Rights Survive? (Hamlyn Lectures 2006) ; Principles of Human Rights Adjudication (Oxford Univ. Press 2004); The Struggle for Civil Liberties, with Keith Ewing, (Oxford University Press 2000) ; Freedom under Thatcher: Civil Liberties in Modern Britain, (with Keith Ewing) (Oxford Univ. Press 1990) .
Professor George Gispert-Sauch SJ
Dr George Gispert-Sauch SJ is Professor Emeritus of Indology and Systematic Theology. He began teaching at St. Mary's College, Kurseong, in 1967, and continued to teach in Vidyajyoti, New Delhi, from 1971 onwards. He acquired a BA (Sanskrit & Indian Culture), an MA (Sanskrit & Pali) and a Theology Licentiate in India. He received a PhD from the Institut Catholique de Paris, France. He also taught at Punjabi University, Patiala, and St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore.
Among the books he published are: Bliss in the Upanishads: An Analytical Study of the Origin and Growth of the Vedic Concept of Ananda, New Delhi, Oriental Publishers & Distributors, 1977; and Christianity in India: Two Thousand Years of Faith (co-authored with Leonard Fernando), New Delhi: Penguin/Viking, 2004. He wrote many articles and edited the following works: God’s Word among Men: Papers in Honour of Joseph Putz, SJ, J. Bayart, SJ, J. Volckaert, SJ, and P. De Letter, SJ, Delhi, Vidyajyoti, 1973; Theologizing in India: Selection of Papers Presented at the Seminar Held in Poona on October 26-30, 1978 (co-edited with Michael Amaladoss & T. K. John), Bangalore, Theological Publication in India, 1981; Liberation in Asia: Theological Perspectives (co-edited with Soosai Arokiasamy), Delhi, Vidyajyoti & Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 1987; The Writings of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay (co-edited with Julius Lipner), Bangalore: United Theological College, vol. I, 1991; vol. II, 2002.
Professor Francis Gonsalves
Dr Francis Gonsalves SJ is Principal of Vidya Jyoti College of Theology in Delhi, India. He obtained BCom, the Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and his PhD from the University of Madras, India. He has been Lecturer in Systematic Theology since 1997, Reader since 2007, Principal since 2009, and appointed Full Professor since February 2012.
Prof Gonsalves published literally hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines. He is book review editor of Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection and is on the board of editors of Journal of Management and Public Policy, Companion, Dawn Publications and Indian Journal of Christian Studies. He is a‘Mystic Mantra’ columnist in The Asian Age & The Deccan Chronicle national Indian daily newspapers. Among the books he wrote we find: Pilgrim Poems (Gujarat Sahitya Prakash 2007); Sunday Seeds for Daily Deeds: Homilies for the Liturgical Year A,B,C (Pauline Publications 2008) and God of Our Soil: Towards Subaltern Trinitarian Theology (ISPCK-VIEWS 2010). He edited: Body, Bread, Blood. Eucharistic Perspectives From The Indian Church (ISPCK-Vidyajyoti Publications 2000); Paddy Fields And A Grain Of Rice (ISPCK-VIEWS 2007); Church’s Engagement in Civil Society: A New Way of Being Christian in India Today (with Antony Kalliath, ATC and ITA 2009); The Other Side: Redefining Bharat (with Dominic Emmanuel and John Dayal, Vitasta and Times Group Books 2012).
In 2001 Prof Gonsalves won the MISSIO 30th Anniversary International First Prize for Contextual Philosophy and Theology for the paper, “Gods of War and Wars of God: Religions and Violence in Contemporary Society”. He is a member of the Coalition for Secular Democracy in Mumbai, of the Islamic Studies’ Association in Delhi, of the Punnakai Matha Thottam Trust in Chengelpet, Tamil Nadu, and is Secretary of the Indian Theological Association. One of Prof Gonsalves' interests is to develop poetry, music, art, dance and drama as alternative sources of theology. He is a Violinist for the Delhi Christian Chorus at the annual Easter and Christmas concerts, and Violinist and Guitarist for the St. Stephen’s Hospital Choir at the annual summer and Christmas concerts.
Prof Mary Grey
Dr Mary C. Grey is currently Visiting Professor at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London, and Honorary Professor at the University of Winchester. She studied at the University of Oxford (MA in Literae Humaniores & MA in Religious Studies) and at the University of Louvain (PhD in Theology). Her career includes professorships at the universities of Nijmegen, Southampton and the University of Wales, Lampeter.
While her research has focused primarily on Feminist Liberation Theology and Spiritualities, it has also encompassed ecofeminist theology, ecological theology and spirituality, Indian liberation theology, Jewish-Christian dialogue, systematic theology from a feminist perspective and the relationship between social justice and theology. Her recent book To Rwanda and Back was born from a recent journey to that country. The book details how Grey's experience led to a re-examination of her understanding of justice and reconciliation. It weaves into an interconnected whole ideas from many different religious and ethnic traditions. Her work in liberation theology is underpinned by more than 20 years' involvement in the desert state of Rajasthan, as co-founder of the charity Wells for India. Most recently she has become associated with a new Centre at St Mary's University College, InSpire, a centre for initiatives in spirituality and reconciliation.
Profesor Grey has published many articles and co-edited books with others. Her own scholarly publications include: In Search of the Sacred: Sacraments and Parish Renewal. (Wheathampstead, Anthony Clarke 1983); Christian Feminist Spirituality of Redemption as Mutuality-in- Relation (University of Louvain 1987). Redeeming the Dream: Feminism, Redemption and Christian Tradition (London, SPCK 1989). From Barriers to Community: the Challenge of the Gospel for a Divided Society, (London, Harper Collins 1991); The Wisdom of Fools? Seeking Revelation for Today (London, SPCK 1993); Prophecy and Mysticism: The Heart of the Post-modern Church (Edinburgh, T.& T. Clark 1997). Beyond the Dark Night- a Way forward for the Church? (London, Cassell 1997); The Outrageous Pursuit of Hope - Prophetic Dreams for the 21st Century (London: Darton, Longman and Todd 2000); Feminist Images of the Divine (Sheffield Academic Press 2001); Sacred Longings: Ecofeminist theology and Globalisation (London: The SCM Press 2003); The Unheard Scream- the Struggles of Dalit Women in India (New Delhi: Centre for Dalit studies 2004); The Advent of Peace - A Gospel Journey to Christmas (SPCK 2010).
Professor Grey is a Trustee of the Dalit Solidarity Network, UK; a member of the Advisory Board of the Trinity Institute for Christianity and Culture; former President of the European Society of Women in Theological Research; member of Kairos Europa, a network of European Churches and coalitions opposed to globalisation.
Prof Gerald Grudzen
Dr. Gerald Grudzen studied at the Maryknoll School of Theology (MA Theol and MA Div) and at Columbia University in New York (PhD History 1973). He is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religion at San José City College, CA (since 2005). He teaches online courses for the University of Phoenix on the Humanities, American History and Comparative Religion (since 1998). He is President of Global Ministries University at San José (since 2002). Global Ministries University provides an online program in theological studies that presently serves women and men seeking to serve in the ministry in non-traditional structures such as house churches, social justice ministries, education, 12-step programs, elder services and hospice chaplaincies.
Professor Grudzen has written many articles and writes a number of influential blogs. Among his books we find: 1. Medical Theory About the Body and the Soul in the Middle Ages: The First Western Medical Curriculum at Monte Cassino (Edwin Mellen Press 2007). This study examines the cross-cultural transmission of medical knowledge and theory between Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities in the Medieval period. The monastery of Monte Cassino in Southern Italy became the pivotal center for the transfer of Arabic medical science into the Latin West at the end of the eleventh century. 2. Spirituality and Science: Greek, Judeo-christian and Islamic Perspectives (with Shamsur Rahman, 2007); 3. Steps Toward Vatican III: Catholics Pathfinding a Global Spirituality with Islam and Buddhism (with John Raymaker, University Press of America 2008). The book examines the present dilemmas facing the Church and humanity in an age of globalization that daily brings people of various backgrounds into close proximity. It develops a global ethics and a global spirituality that can be incarnated within alert, loving, small Christian communities, as well as in the larger Church structures directed from the Vatican.
Professor Grudzen is very active in Christian dialogue with other religions. He is a member of the Center for Religion and Natural Sciences (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA). In 2010 he was co-leader of a study trip to Egypt which was a collaborative project of San José City College, San José State University and Santa Clara University. His wife, Marita Grudzen, is affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine as Deputy Director of the Stanford Geriatric Education Center.
Prof Christine Gudorf
Professor Christine E. Gudorf studied at Indiana University (BS), Columbia University (MA, MPhil, PhD in Religion) and Florida International University (ABD in Comparative Sociology). She has been visiting professor in many universities. At present she is Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Florida International University, Miami (Chair 2004 - 2010).
Professor Gudorf has conducted many research projects in other countries, for example: in Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua on Liberation Theology, Base Communities, Women and Development (1982, 1984, 1988); in Eastern Europe on The Church and the Collapse of Communism, The Church and Sexuality in Poland (1989, 1990 and 1992); in Turkey on Christian and Muslim architecture and art; contemporary tensions with secularism (1998); in Italy on Goddess Religion and Christianity (1999); in Indonesia on Sexuality and Gender and Pentecostalism (2002, 2003, 2010-2012).
Her list of publications includes: Comparative Religious Ethics: Everyday Decisions for Our Everyday Lives (Fortress Press, Jan 2013) ;
Boundaries: Cases in Environmental Ethics (co-authored with James
Huchingson, Georgetown 2003); Ethics in World Religions: A Cross-Cultural Casebook (co-edited with Regina Wolfe, Orbis 1999); Body, Sex and Pleasure: Reconstructing Christian Sexual Ethics (Pilgrim
Press 1994); Victimization: Examining Christian Complicity (Trinity Press 1992);
Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis, 1989; 1994; 2005; 4th ed. 2011 co-authored L. Stivers and J. Martin-Schram); Women's Consciousness, Women's Conscience: A Reader in Feminist Ethics (Winston Seabury, 1985; pbk, Harper and Row, 1987, co-edited with B. Andolsen and M. Pellauer); Catholic Social Teaching on Liberation Themes (University Press of America, 1980).
Professor Gudorf was Co-Chair, Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group, American Academy of Religion (2009-2014); President, Society of Christian Ethics (2007-08); Vice-President, Council of Chairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University (2005-2006); Co-editor, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (2001-2006).
Bishop Tom Gumbleton
Dr Thomas John Gumbleton is a retired Catholic auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit in the USA. He studied at St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, USA, and at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (BA 1952; MDiv 1956; Doctor of Church Law 1964). He was ordained to the priesthood on 2 June 1956. He served as Associate Pastor to St. Alphonsus Parish, Dearborn, and then held the positions of Assistant Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. In 1968 Gumbleton was made Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit . He served as the pastor to a number of parishes including St. Aloysius, Holy Ghost and also at St. Leo's in Detroit until 2007.
Bishop Gumbleton holds honorary degrees, including Doctorate of Divinity, from:
Seton Hall Law School (New Jersey);
Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA);
Marygrove College (Detroit);
St. Joseph’s College (Philadelphia, PA);
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI);
St. Edward’s University (Austin);
Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH);
St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI);
La Salle University (Philadelphia, Pa).
Bishop Gumbleton was the founding president of Pax Christi USA in 1972. For many years a wrote a regular column for the National Catholic Reporter. He remains one of the organisation's "Ambassadors for Peace". He is also a member of the following organisations:
Call to Action;
Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance;
Institute for Public Accuracy;
Pastors for Peace;
Nevada Desert Experience;
New Ways Ministry;
SHARE Foundation (El Salvador);
and the Triangle Foundation.
Prof Hermann Häring
Dr. Hermann Häring studied at Munich (LicPhil 1961) and at the University of Tübingen (DipTheol 1968; DrTheol 1970; DrTheolHabil 1980). He was Assistant Professor and Vice-Director of the “Institut für ökumenische Forschung” (Institute for Ecumenical Studies) at the University of Tübingen (1970-1980). He moved to the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands: Professor of Dogmatic Theology (1980-1999); Dean of the Faculty of Theology (1990-1997); Professor for Epistemology and Theology (1999-2005) and Director of the Heyendaal Institute Nijmegen, an interdisciplinary institute for theology, sciences and culture (1999-2005). Since 2005 he is Scientific Advisor of the Foundation Global Ethic in Tübingen, Germany.
Professor Häring published 180 scientific articles. Among his books we find:
Hans Küng. Grenzen durchbrechen, Mainz 1998 (also published in English as: Hans Küng: Breaking Through, London 1998);
Das Böse in der Welt. Gottes Macht oder Ohnmacht? (The Evil in the World: God’s Power or Weakness?), Darmstadt 1999 (also published in Italian as : Il male nel mondo. Potenza o impotenza di Dio?, Brescia 2001) ;
Theologie und Ideologie bei Joseph Ratzinger (Theology and Ideology by Joseph Ratzinger), Düsseldorf 2001;
Glaube ja – Kirche nein? Die Zukunft chirstlicher Konfessionen (Faith Yes—Church No? The Future of Christian Confessions), Düsseldorf 2002;
Im Namen des Herrn. Wohin der Papst die Kirche führt, Gütersloh 2009 ;
Freiheit im Haus des Herrn. Vom Ende der klerikalen Weltkirche, Gütersloh 2011.
He edited and co-edited the following books: Hans Küng. Vertrauen, das trägt. Eine Spiritualität für heute, Freiburg 2003 (a Collection of Texts of Hans Küng) ;
Gottesglaube in einer multikulturellen und säkularisierten Gesellschaft /Faith in God in a multicultural and secularized society, Münster 2004;
„Jesus von Nazareth“ in der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion, Münster u.a. 2008 ;
Der Jesus des Papstes. Passion, Tod und Auferstehung im Disput, Berlin 2011.
Selected articles by Professor Häring since 2010:
"Ein Intellektueller auf dem Papstthron? Zum geistigen Profil von Joseph Ratzinger", in: Richard Faber (ed.), Was ist ein Intellektueller? Rückblicke und Vorblicke, Würzburg 2012, 209-238;
"Es geht ums Ganze. Zur Revision des Opfermodells im Diskurs von Gnade und Sünde", in: Theologisch-Praktische Quartalschrift 160 (2012), 21-30;
"Gottesrede zwischen Rechthaberei und Profilverlust", in: A. Benk – M. Weyer-Menkhoff (eds.), Gesucht: Glaubwürdige Gottesrede. Fundorte vor unserer Haustür Ostfildern 2012, 85-98;
"Kein Tabu! - Frauenordination in der katholischen Kirche", in: E. Koller, H. Küng, P. Križan (eds.), Die verratene Prophetie. Die tschechoslowakische Untergrundkirche zwischen Vatikan und Kommunismus Luzern 2011, 219-226;
"Global Ethic", in: Work in Progress. 55 terms for Progress, Madrid 2011, 87-89;
"Sexuelle Gewalt in der katholischen Kirche". "Bedingungen sexueller Gewalt in der katholischen Kirche". "Zur Erneuerung von Strukturen und Köpfen", Klöcker/Tworuschka, Handbuch der Religionen I – 18.104.22.168, 26. EL, 1-21;
"Abrahams Kinder – Zum schwierigen Dialog zwischen Juden, Christen und Muslimen", in: Religions for Peace Information Nr. 82/2010, 4-20.
Professor Häring was a member of the board of editors of the Dutch academic journal Tijdschrift voor Theologie (1980-2002) and president of the journal's Foundation (1990-2002). He played a key role in the international theological journal Concilium: member of its board of directors (1987-2004); member of its Foundation (1988-2004); and President of its Foundation (1999-2001).
Prof Wilfrid Harrington
Professor Wilfrid John Harrington joined the dominican order. He studied theology in Rome and biblical studies in Jerusalem at the École Biblique (DrTheol, LSS). He lectured in scripture at the Priory Institute, at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, and at the Church of Ireland Theological College, all of which are in Dublin, Ireland. He also taught in summer schools in the USA.
Dr Harrington wrote more than 50 books, all of them scripture based. We select a few of his better known titles: A Cloud of Witnesses; The Bible's Ways of Prayer; Drama of Christ's Coming; Explaining the Gospels; From the Presence of the Lord; God Does Care; Jesus Our Brother: The Humanity of the Lord; John: Spiritual Theologian; Luke: Gracious Theologian; Mark: Realistic Theologian; Matthew: Sage Theologian; New Guide to Reading and Studying the Bible; Revelation: Proclaiming a Vision of Hope; Seeking Spiritual Growth Through the Bible; The Loving God; Christ and Life; Come, Lord Jesus;: A Biblical retreat; Explaining the Gospels; Genesis and Evolution; God Does Care: The Presence of God in Our World; Gospel According to St. Luke: A Commentary; Heroes and Heroines of the Way; Hold on to Hope: The Foolishness of God; Jesus and Paul: Signs of Contradiction; Parables Told by Jesus: Contemporary Approach; Promise to Love: a Scriptural View of Marriage; Record Of The Promise: The Old Testament; Spirit of the Living God; The Path of Biblical Theology; The Prodigal Father; The Tears of God: Our Benevolent Creator and Human Suffering; and Understanding the Apocalypse.
On February 16th 2012, a Festschrift was launched to honour Fr Wilfrid Harrington on the occasion of his 85th birthday. The book is entitled The Word is Flesh and Blood - The Eucharist and Sacred Scripture , edited by Thomas MacCarthy and Vivian Boland (Dominican Publications 2012).
Prof Gotthold Hasenhüttl
Dr Gotthold Hasenhüttl studied at the Gregorian University in Rome (DrTheol 1962). He became a research assistant to Professor Hans Küng (1963-1969), then Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Tübingen University. In 1972 he graduated also as DrPhil. From 1974 until his retirement in 2002 he was a Catholic professor of systematic theology at the Faculty of the University of Saarland. Since 1989 he has been Chairman of the International Paulus Society.
Among his many publications the following stand out: Der Glaubensvollzug. Eine Begegnung mit Rudolf Bultmann aus katholischem Glaubensverständnis (Essen 1963); Geschichte und existenziales Denken (Wiesbaden 1965); Der unbekannte Gott? Einsiedeln 1965); Charisma. Ordnungsprinzip der Kirche (Freiburg u.a. 1969); Gefährdet die moderne Exegese den Glauben? (Graz/Köln 1970); Füreinander dasein. Brennpunkte moderner Glaubensproblematik (Freiburg 1971); Gott ohne Gott. Ein Dialog mit Jean-Paul Sartre (Graz 1972); Christentum ohne Kirche (Aschaffenburg 1973); Herrschaftsfreie Kirche. Sozio-theologische Grundlegung (Düsseldorf 1974); Formen kirchlicher Ketzerbewältigung (mit Josef Nolte). Düsseldorf 1976); Kritische Dogmatik (Graz 1979); Einführung in die Gotteslehre (Darmstadt 1980); Freiheit in Fesseln. Die Chance der Befreiungstheologie. Ein Erfahrungsbericht (Olten 1985); Die Augen öffnen. Betrachtungen für alle Wochen des Jahres (München 1990); Schwarz bin ich und schön. Der theologische Aufbruch Schwarzafrikas (Darmstadt 1991); Glaube ohne Mythos (2 Bände. Mainz 2001).
Band 1: Offenbarung – Jesus Christus – Gott);
Band 2: Mensch – Glaubensgemeinschaft – Symbolhandlungen – Zukunft); Ökumenische Gastfreundschaft. Ein Tabu wird gebrochen (Stuttgart 2006); Christen gegen Christen. Der Streit um das gemeinsame Abendmahl (Stuttgart 2010);
Glaube ohne Denkverbote. Für eine humane Religion (Darmstadt 2012).
Professor Karin Heller
Professor Karin Heller is Professor of Dogmatic and Biblical Theology at Whitworth University, Spokane, USA. She obtained her first doctoral degree in theology with specialisation in studies on marriage and the family at the Lateran University, Rome. She also holds a doctoral degree in History of Religions and Religious Anthropology from the Sorbonne University, Paris. In 2000, she obtained a Habilitation in dogmatic theology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany.
Her publications include: "La Ordenacion de las Mujeres a Prueba de una Teologia del Agape en Las Iglesias Protestantes de Los Estados Unidos," in Selecciones de Teologia, Faculty of Theology of the University of Cataluna, selected as best international article in theology (2011); "Missio Dei: Envisioning an Apostolic Practical Theology," in Missiology (2009); "Olivier Messiaen et le Renouveau Liturgique dans l’Eglise de France du XXe siècle," in La Maison-Dieu (2009); co-author, "Zwei Stellungnahmen zur Liturgiereform des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils", in Musik des Unsichtbaren, Symposium mit Konzerten zum 100 (2008); "In Memoriam Jean-Marie cardinal Lustiger (1926-2007), Hommage à un Curé de Paris" in Nouvelle revue théologique (2008) and "Trois éclairages sur litinéraire spirituel dun fils d'Israël au sein de l'Eglise" in Communio (2008); "Martin Luther on Marriage: His teachings and experience" in Anthropotes, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (2006); and "Marriage or Singleness for the sake of Christ?" in A Story for College Faith vol. 3, Andrews University Press (2006) .
Prof John F. Haught
John F. Haught (Ph.D. Catholic University, 1970) is Senior Fellow, Science & Religion, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC. He was formerly Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University (1970-2005). His area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. He has written nineteen books, many on topics in science and religion, including Science and Faith: A New Introduction (forthcoming 2013); Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and The Drama of Life (2010); God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens (2008); Christianity and Science: Toward a Theology of Nature (2007); Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science (2006); Deeper Than Darwin: The Prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution (2003); God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution (2000; 2007); Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation (1995); The Promise of Nature: Ecology and Cosmic Purpose (1993); Mystery and Promise: A Theology of Revelation (1993); What Is Religion? (1990); What Is God? (1986);The Cosmic Adventure: Science, Religion and the Quest for Purpose; and Religion and Self-Acceptance (1976). His books have been translated into many languages. Haught has also authored numerous articles and reviews. He lectures internationally on issues related to science and religion. In 2002 he was the winner of the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, in 2004 the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence, and in 2008 a “Friend of Darwin Award” from the National Center for Science Education. He testified for the plaintiffs in the Harrisburg, PA “Intelligent Design” trial (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education). In 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from Louvain University in Belgium. He and his wife Evelyn have two sons and live in Falls Church, Va.
Bishop Heriberto Hermes
Bishop Heriberto Hermes OSB, a Benedictine monk of St. Joseph Priory, Mineiros, Goiás in Brazil, is Bishop Emeritus of the Prelature of Cristalândia in the Brazilian State of Tocantins.
Don Heriberto was the third Bishop of the Prelature (1990-2009). During the nineteen years of his pastoral leadership, Bishop Heriberto ordained sixteen diocesan priests, created seven parishes and five pastoral regions, welcomed various Congregations of men and women Religious to the Prelature, and held numerous meetings, conferences and training workshops for workers in the ministry. As Bishop Emeritus he continues to live in the Prelature with the task of monitoring the Human Rights Centers in the State of Tocantins.
Initially he worked in the diocese of Jataí, focussing on the formation of the laity. Later, he also embraced, with equal dedication, the social dimension of the ministry developing concrete projects of promoting and defending Human Rights. He joined the National Human Rights Movement of Brazil and helped establish multiple human rights centers. In 2002 he received the Prêmio Nacional de Direitos Humanos [National Award for Human Rights].
Dr Franz Hinkelammert
Dr Franz Hinkelammert is a German-born theologian and economist, an influential theorist of liberation theology who writes theological critiques of capitalism. He holds a doctorate in economics from the Free University of Berlin (1960). From 1959 – 1963 he was assistant professor in Berlin. He served on the faculty of Catholic University of Chile from 1963 to 1973. After the Pinochet coup, he co-founded the influential Departamento Ecuménico de Investigaciones in San José, Costa Rica. He has written extensively and critically about the neoliberal economic model, anti-utopian and anti-socialist views within religion and politics as well as the syncretism of Marxism and Christianity.
Dr Hinkelammert has written many books in both German and Spanish: the following titles are available in English - Transcending Greedy Money: Interreligious Solidarity for Just Relations (New Approaches to Religion and Power), Ulrich Duchrow and Franz J. Hinkelammert (2012); Property for People, Not for Profit: Alternatives to the Global Tyranny of Capital, Ulrich Duchrow and Franz J. Hinkelammert (2004); Ideological Weapons of Death: A Theological Critique of Capitalism, Franz J. Hinkelammert and P. Berryman (1986)
Ideology of Submission, (1977) and Critique of Utopian Reason (1984).
Most recently a film has been made Sunday School with Franz Hinkelammert by Jim Finn (2012), based on Hinkelammert's research and covers three days of interviews with him shot in various locations around the Departamento Ecuménico de Investigaciones. It includes historical footage as well as new footage shot at former Argentine and Chilean torture centers and CIA black sites in Poland - spaces that are physical reminders of the lengths power will go to when threatened.
Prof Linda Hogan
Professor Linda Hogan is Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. She was appointed to the role of Vice-Provost/CAO in September 2011 and as such has overall responsibility for education and research at the university and deputizes for the Provost as required. She is an ex officio member of the Executive Officers Group, the university's Senior Management Team, along with the Provost, Chief Operating Officer and the Faculty Deans.
Professor Hogan has degrees from the Pontifical University Maynooth and of Trinity College, Dublin, where she gained her Ph.D. In 2007 she became a Fellow of TCD. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of theological ethics, human rights and gender. Amongst her recent publications are Religious Voices in Public Places, Oxford University Press, 2009 (edited with Nigel Biggar); Religions and the Politics of Peace and Conflict, Princeton Theological Monographs, 2009 (edited with Dylan Lee Lehrke); and Applied Ethics in a World Church, Orbis, 2008 (ed.) which received the 2009 Catholic Book Award from the Catholic Press Association of the USA and Canada. She is also the author of Confronting the Truth: Conscience in the Catholic Tradition, Paulist Press, 2000 and From Womenâ€™s Experience to Feminist Theology, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1995, 1998 as well as essays and journal articles in the fields of social and political ethics, feminist theological ethics and intercultural ethics. She has been the co-editor of two special issues of Feminist Theory, i.e. Gendering Ethics/The Ethics of Gender 2001 and Ethical Relations, 2003.
Professor Hogan teaches on a range of modules including Ethics in International Affairs; Human Rights in Theory and Practice; Gender, War and Peace and Ecumenical Social Ethics. Previously she held the post of Lecturer in Gender, Ethics and Religion in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds. In January 2005 she was a visiting professor at the Colleges of Divinity in both Sydney and Melbourne. She also delivered the Helder Camara Lectures in Sydney and Melbourne in July 2004.
She has served on the Editorial Boards of Feminist Theory; the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has worked on a consultancy basis for NGOs and other national and international organisations.
Prof Toine van den Hoogen
Dr Antonius Josephus Maria van de Hoogen is Professor Emeritus of Fundamental Theology at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studied at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (BA Theol 1969; MA 1972; Doct Theol 1983, with Prof.dr. E. Schillebeeckx OP as promotor). He completed a 9-month research in the Institut Catholique and the Facultés de Saulchoir in Paris (1982). From 1973 to 1993 he held professorial positions at the University for Theology and Pastoral Study, Heerlen, and the Institute for Theology and Catechesis, in Sittard, both in the Netherlands. From 1993 till 2012 he has been Professor in Fundamental Theology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He also was visiting professor at the University of Groningen (2000-2003) and coordinator of the Graduate School of Theology Nijmegen, Northern India and Pakistan (2001-2008). He also is Associate Researcher of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Among his publications we find: Maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen in de polder (ed. with Lei Delsen; 2012); De Deemoed Gods (2011); English translation: A Taste of God: On Spirituality and Reframing Foundational Theology (2012); Economie & ethiek in dialoog (with Marcel Becker and Harry Garretsen, 2001). He contributed to De Woekeraar en de Graanboer (1996), De Pastorale Uitdaging van New Age (1993) en Tussen Afbrokkeling en Vernieuwing (1989).
Professor van den Hoogen is member of the Dutch network of researchers in theology and religious studies (NOSTER), of the international network of political economists (EAEPE) and the Dutch network of political economists (VIPE), of the international network of theeologians and researchers in religious studies (AAR), the Dutch network of Christian economists (ECE), the Dutch network of theologians (WKTN) and of the European network of theologians (EGKT). He is academic adviser to the Thomas More Foundation which subsidizes professorial chairs in the universities of Tilburg, Rotterdam, Delft and Groningen. He was an executive member of the Soeterbeeck Institute (until 2005); chairman of the board of the foundation ‘Wellspring’, a foundation that supports small opera-productions; board member of the Dutch ecumenical foundation DISK (church, economy, society); chairman of the advisory board of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Nijmegen and chairman of the Vincent de Paul Center in Nijmegen.
Professor Michael Hornsby-Smith
Dr Michael P. Hornsby-Smith is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey. For over thirty years he researched social changes in post-war English Catholicism in a series of studies including the first national survey of English Catholics in 1978, a survey of delegates to the National Pastoral Congress in 1980, studies of four inner-city and suburban parishes in London and Preston in the 1970s, and a study of the RENEW programme in an English Diocese in the 1980s. He held all three offices in the British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Study Group (at various times between 1979 and 1993) and was a Council Member of the Société Internationale De Sociologie Des Religions (1987-97). He was at various times a member of the Catholic Education Council for England and Wales (1970-80), the Executive Committee of the Catholic Institute for International Relations (now Progressio, 1981-87), the Arundel and Britain Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission (1979-89), and a member of the Council and Issues Committee of the Catholic Union for Great Britain (1979-85). At the same time he was heavily involved in the promotion of justice and peace at the parish, national and international development levels. In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity at Heythrop College, University of London. He is the author of Catholic Education (1978), Roman Catholic Opinion (co-author, 1979), Roman Catholics in England (1987), The Changing Parish (1989), Roman Catholic Beliefs in England (1991), The Politics of Spirituality (co-author, 1995), Catholics in England:1950-2000 (editor and co-author, 1999), An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought (2006), Parish Still Alive? (2009) and Reflections on a Catholic Life (2009) together with over twenty chapters in edited volumes and over 100 articles mainly in the Sociology of Religion.
Prof Wacław Hryniewicz
Dr Wacław Hryniewicz is a priest in the Congregation of Oblate Fathers and Professor emeritus of Theology at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. He obtained his doctorate in dogmatic theology at the Catholic University of Lublin (CUL) in 1966. He was one of the founders of the Ecumenical Institute at CUL; head of the Department of Orthodox Theology (1983-2007); director of the Ecumenical Institute at CUL (1997-2005); member of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church (1980-2005); a member of the drafting committee preparing the text of the Charta Oecumenica: Guidelines for the Growing Cooperation among the Churches in Europe (1998-2000). He has lectured in Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, the United States and Belgium.
Prof Hryniewicz published 35 books and about 950 articles in professional journals and collective studies, most of them in Polish, and more than 170 in foreign languages.
Among his books published in English we find:
The Challenge of Our Hope: CHRISTIAN FAITH IN DIALOGUE (Washington 2007) and God’s Spirit in the World: Ecumenical and Cultural Essays (Washington 2012).
Selected books in Polish (titles translated into English): Christ, Our Passover: An Outline of Christian Paschal Theology, vol. 1-3; Sister Churches: Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue; Christ Is Risen: Paschal Motives in the Writings of Metropolitan Ilarion of Kiev (11th c); Old Russian Paschal Theology in the Light of Writings of St Cyrill of Turov (12th c.); Hermeneutics in Dialogue: Theological and Ecumenical Essays; The Church Is One: Ecumenical Hopes of a New Century; Hope of Salvation for All: From an Eschatology of Fear to an Eschatology of Hope; Christianity of Hope: The Future of Christian Faith and Spirituality; God All in All: Towards an Eschatology without Dualism; For Now There Is Hope: At the Foundations of Christian Universalism; Witnesses of the Great Hope: Universal Salvation in the Early Christian Thought; The Hope of Sinful People: The Problem of Hell in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion; I Look forward to the Life of the World to Come.
Prof Hryniewicz was made doctor honoris causa at the Christian Academy of Theology in Warsaw (2009).
Prof Dr Gerald J Hughes
Dr Gerald J Hughes SJ taught philosophy in Heythrop College, London, from 1970 - 1998. Credentials to follow.
Raymond Hervey Jolliffe, 5th Baron Hylton, was educated at Eton College in Berkshire and Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in History in 1955. He served as Assistant Private Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada between 1960 and 1962. He entered the British House of Lords in 1971 as an independent peer. In 1991 he was elected a hereditary Lord. His interests have always focused on affordable housing, human rights, prisons, penal affairs and policy, conflict resolution, peace building, inter-faith relations, foreign affairs and policy. In 1994, he received an honorary doctorate of the University of Southampton, UK.
Since 1962, Lord Hylton has been a member of the Abbeyfield Society, the Catholic Housing Aid Society, the London Housing Aid Centre, the National Federation of Housing Associations, Mencap, the Foundation for Alternatives, the Hugh of Witham Foundation, and the Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability (ABCD). He has worked for Age Concern, L'Arche Ltd as well as the Mendip Wansdyke Local Enterprise Group. Since 1988, he is further president of the Northern Ireland Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders. He is a member of the Housing Associations Charitable Trust and of Forward Thinking.
Lord Hylton is a trustee of the Acorn Christian Healing Trust and vice-chairman of Partners in Hope. From 1993-2001, he was chairman of the St Francis and St Sergius Trust Fund. For the Ammerdown Study Centre at Ammerdown House, Kilmersdon, near Bath, he is trustee and governor. In 1960 he was appointed an Associate of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.