Sponsors of the Jubilee Declaration
on Authority in the Church


Prof Mario I. Aguilar

Professor Mario Ignacio Aguilar holds the Chair of Religion and Politics at the School of Divinity of the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He studied in Chile (BA), at the Catholic University of Louvain (STB, MA), in Maynooth, Ireland (Dipl.Comm.) and completed his PhD in Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Since joining the University of St Andrews in 1994 he has held various positions including Dean of Divinity (2002-2005). Aguilar is also the current director and a founding member of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (known as the CSRP) based within St Andrews.
His main publication has been A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile in - so far - eight volumes (Lewinston, New York, and Lampeter, Wales, 2004 - 2012). It was awarded the Adele Mellen Prize in 2004. He also published Women’s Organizing Abilities (with Laurel Birch de Aguilar; Washington 1993); Ministry to Social and Religious Outcasts in Africa (Eldoret 1995); Dios en Africa: Elementos para una Antropología de la Religión (Estella 1997); Being Oromo in Kenya (Trenton 1998); The Rwanda Genocide and the Call to Deepen Christianity in Africa (Eldoret 1998); The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa (Trenton 1998); Recent Advances and Issues in Anthropology (Westport 2000); Current Issues on Theology and Religion in Latin America and Africa (Lewiston 2002); Cardenal Raúl Silva Henríquez: presencia en la vida de Chile (Santiago 2004); Rethinking Age in Africa: Colonial, Postcolonial and Contemporary Interpretations of Cultural Representations (Trenton 2007); The History and Politics of Latin American Theology in three volumes (London 2007 & 2008); Contemplating God, Changing the World (London 2008); A las puertas de la Villa Grimaldi: Poemas (Santiago 2008); Theology, Liberation, Genocide: A Theology of the Periphery (London 2009); The Politics of God in East Africa: Oromo Ritual and Religion (Trenton 2009); Retorno a la Villa Grimaldi (Santiago 2009); Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Political Action (London 2011); A History of the Lamas in Tibet 1391-2006 (Lewinston 2012); Church, Liberation and World Religions (London 2012).
Professor Aguilar is also Chair of Ritual Studies of the American Academy of Religion, Associate Member of the Anthropos Institut (Germany), Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and Member of the Association of Social Anthropologists of Britain and the Commonwealth (ASA), Member of the International African Institute, Member of the American Anthropological Association and elected Member of the Steering Committee for the Ritual Studies Interest Group.


Prof Francis Ambrosio

Dr Francis J. Ambrosio is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University. He was born in New York City in 1949 and graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan. He received a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy, summa cum laude in cursu honoris, from Fordham, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After studies in Italian language and literature in Florence, Italy, he completed his doctoral degree at Fordham University in 1981, with a specialization in contemporary European Philosophy. In 1976, he was appointed Assistant to the President at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, and in 1979 became Director of Planning. In 1981, Dr. Ambrosio joined the faculty of the Department of Philosophy of Georgetown University. Dr. Ambrosio's main research interests are in the areas of hermeneutics and Decontruction, especially the work of Hans-George Gadamer and Jacques Derrida.
Among his books we find: Dante and Derrida: Face to Face (Albany 2007; The Question of Christian Philosophy Today (New York 2000; with Michael J. Collins, Text and Teaching (Washington 1991). Samples of his articles and chapters in books are: 'On Seeing Fra Angelico's San Marco Annunciation: The Place of Art ', in Italian History and Culture 3 (1997): 87-131; 'Gadamer and Aristotle: Hermaneutics as Participation in Tradition', in Proceedings American Catholic Philosophical Association 62 (1988): 174-182; 'Gadamer, Plato and the Discipline of Dialogue', in International Philosophical Quarterly 27 (1987): 17-32; 'Gadamer: On Making Oneself at Home with Hegel', in The Owl of Minerva 19 (1987): 23-40; 'Gadamer's Wahrheit und Methode: What Remains Unsaid', in Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 17 (1986): 124-142; 'Dawn and Dusk: Gadamer and Heidegger on Truth', in Man and World 19 (1986): 21-53; 'The Figure of Socrates in Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics', in The Philosophy of H.-G. Gadamer, Ed. Lewis E. Hahn (Chicago 1997); 'The Discipline of Dialogue', in Values in Conflic, Ed. Phyllis O'Callagen (Lanham 1997; 'Caputo's Critique of Gadamer: Hermeneutics and the Metaphorics of the Person', in The Specter of Relativism, Ed. Lawrence K. Schmidt (Evanston 1995).
From 1987 until 2007, Dr Ambrosio regularly conducted study programs for Georgetown at Villa Le Balze, the University's campus in Fiesole, Italy, focusing on the development of the Florentine Renaissance. He continues to lead study tours to Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche as Director of The Renaissance Company.


Prof María Pillar Aquino

Dr María Pillar Aquino is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at San Diego University. She studied at the Instituto Teológico de Estudios Superiores (ITES, Theological Institute of Superior Studies) of México City, accredited by the Pontifical Catholic University do Río Grande do Sul, Brazil (TheolBA and TheolLic). She obstained the doctorate in theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain. She joined the University of San Diego in 1993. Her primary areas of teaching and research are liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies. Aquino’s research and scholarly works are infused by concerns about the function of religions and theologies in societal systems and human relationships, and about their implications for social justice and constructive change.
In addition to her more than fifty major book and journal articles, she has authored Our Cry for Life. Feminist Theology from Latin America (1993); La Teología, La Iglesia y La Mujer en América Latina (1994); Teología Feminista Latinoamericana (1998); has edited Aportes para una Teología desde la Mujer (1988); and co-edited of Theology: Expanding the Borders, with Roberto S. Goizueta (1998); Entre la Indignación y la Esperanza. Teología Feminista Latinoamericana, with Ana María Tepedino (1998); In the Power of Wisdom. Feminist Spiritualities of Struggle, with Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (2000); The Return of the Just War, with Dietmar Mieth (2001); The Rights of Women, with Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (2002); A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology. Religion and Justice, with Daisy Machado and Jeanette Rodríguez (2002); Reconciliation in a World of Conflicts, with Luis Carlos Susin (2003); and Feminist Intercultural Theology: Latina Explorations for a Just World, with Maria José Rosado-Nunes (2007). She has received various awards from prominent theological societies for her sustained commitment to women’s theological education, and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate in theology from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Currently, Professor Pillar Aquino serves both on national and international editorial boards of prominent theological journals. Aquino has served as the first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, of which she is also a co-founder. She is internationally renowned for her pioneering work in Latin American and U.S. Latina feminist theologies of liberation.


Prof Edmund Arens

Edmund Arens holds the chair of Fundamental Theology at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). He studied theology and philosophy at the Universities of Münster and Frankfurt and did his doctoral dissertation and his habilitation with Johann Baptist Metz. For several years he studied with Jürgen Habermas. From 1991-1996 he was Heisenberg-fellow of the German Research Foundation. In 1996 he became Professor at the University of Lucerne. Arens lectured in more than 20 countries. From 1981 till 1985 he was a member of the international study group „theology and communication“ installed by the World Association for Christian Communication (London); from 1984 till 1990 he served as coordinator of the annual course „Future of Religion“ at the Inter-University Centre of Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik. In 1992 he spent a term as visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York. From 2006 till 2010 he was president of the Association of German Speaking Professors of Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology. Since 2006 he is president of the Swiss section of the European Society for Catholic Theology. His publications include: Kommunikative Handlungen. Die paradigmatische Bedeutung der Gleichnisse Jesu für eine Handlungstheorie (Düsseldorf 1982); Bezeugen und Bekennen. Elementare Handlungen des Glaubens (Düsseldorf 1989); (ed.) Habermas und die Theologie. Beiträge zur theologischen Rezeption, Diskussion und Kritik der Theorie kommunikativen Handelns, (Düsseldorf 1989; 21989); together with O. John / P. Rottländer, Erinnerung, Befreiung, Solidarität. Benjamin, Marcuse, Habermas und die politische Theologie (Düsseldorf 1991); Christopraxis. Grundzüge theologischer Handlungstheorie (Freiburg 1992); (ed.), Habermas e la teologia. Contributi per la ricezione, discussione e critica teolo­gica della teoria dell'agire comunicativo (Brescia 1992); (éd.), Habermas et la théologie (Paris 1993); The Logic of Pragmatic Thinking. From Peirce to Habermas (Atlantic Highlands, NJ 1994); (ed.), Gottesrede - Glaubenspraxis. Perspektiven theologischer Handlungstheorie (Darmstadt 1994); (ed.), Anerkennung der Anderen. Eine theologische Grunddimension interkultureller Kommunikation (Freiburg 1995); Christopraxis. A Theology of Action (Minneapolis, MN1995); (ed.), Kommunikatives Handeln und christlicher Glaube. Ein theologischer Diskurs mit Jürgen Habermas (Paderborn 1997); together with H. Hoping (eds.), Wieviel Theologie verträgt die Öffentlichkeit? (Freiburg 2000); Widerworte. Gedanken gegen den Zeitgeist (Luzern 2001); together with J. Mittelstraß / H. Peukert / M. Ries, Geistesgegenwärtig. Zur Zukunft universitärer Bildung, Luzern 2003; Gottesverständigung. Eine kommunikative Religionstheologie (Freiburg 2007); (ed.), Zeit denken. Eschatologie im interdisziplinären Diskurs (Freiburg 2010); (ed.), Gegenwart. Ästhetik trifft Theologie (Freiburg 2012).


Prof Ann Marie Bahr

Dr Ann Marie Bahr studied at Lawrence University (BA 1972), Stanford (MA 1976) and Temple University (PhD 1986). She currently is Professor of Religious Studies at South Dakota State University, USA.
Among her books we find: Christianity (Chelsea House Publishers, 2004); Indigenous Religions (Chelsea House Publishers 2005). She was academic editor and chief consultant for Christianity: The Illustrated Guide to the Story of Christianity (Millennium House, Sydney 2009). She oversaw a team of 35 scholars from around the world. The book is the first reference work of its kind (as of October 2011, published in five different languages).
Professor Bahr is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, the North American Association for the Study of Religion, the International Association for the History of Religions and the American Association of University Professors.


Prof Gregory Baum

Professor Gregory Baum is currently associated with the Jesuit Centre Justice et Foi in Montreal, Canada. He received a BA in mathematics and physics in 1946 from McMaster University, an MA in mathematics in 1947 from Ohio State University, and a ThD in 1956 from the University of Fribourg. He was the Professor of theology and sociology at University of Saint Michael's College in the University of Toronto and subsequently professor of theological ethics at McGill University's Faculty of Religious Studies.
His books include: That They May Be One (Newman Press 1958); The Future of Belief Debate (ed.) (Herder & Herder 1967); The Credibility of the Church Today (Herder & Herder 1968); Man Becoming (Herder & Herder, 1970); Religion and Alienation (Paulist Press 1975); Truth Beyond Relativity: Karl Mannheim's Sociology of Knowledge The Marquette Lecture, (Marquette University Press 1977); The Priority of Labour: Commentary on John Paul II’s `Laborem exercens,’ (Paulist Press 1982); Theology and Society (Paulist Press 1986); Compassion and Solidarity: The Church for Others (The 1987 CBC Massey Lectures, Anansi Press 1988); The Church in Quebec (Novalis 1992); Karl Polanyi on Ethics and Economics, (McGill-Queen's University Press 1996); Nationalism, Religion and Ethics (McGill-Queen's University Press 2001); Signs of the Times: Religious Pluralism and Economic Injustice (Novalis 2008); The Theology of Tariq Ramadan: A Catholic Perspective (University of Notre Dame Press 2009).
Professor Baum holds honorary doctorates from Huron University College London, Ontario; St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, N.S; Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, Ohio; Lafayette College Easton, Pa.; Waterloo Lutheran University Waterloo, Ontario; McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario; Concordia University Montreal. In 1990, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of being "a guide and inspiration to generations of students of many different faiths and backgrounds".
During Vatican II he was a peritus or theological advisor, at the Ecumenical Secretariat, the commission responsible for three conciliar documents: On Religious Liberty, On Ecumenism and On the Church's Relation to Non-Christian Religions. From 1962 to 2004, he was the editor of The Ecumenist a review of theology, culture and society, as well as a member and frequent editor of the international Catholic review Concilium.


Prof Peter Beisheim

Professor Peter H. Bleisheim studied at State College Boston (MEd), the University of Notre Dame (MA) and Fordham University (PhD). He is now Full Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College Easton, close to Boston, Massachusetts. He has been a faculty member of the College since 1968. He was the Director of the College’s Institute for Justice and Peace from 1978 to 2005, and is at present Director of the Catholic Studies Program. His primary focus of teaching is Roman Catholic Ecclesiology, with a specific focus in recent years on Catholic Social Teaching and its application to various national and global issues.
Among his recent publications we find these presentations at annual meetings of the College Theology Society: “Farmingville: Catholic Social Thought Case Study” (Salve Regina University, Newport 2008); “Teaching Catholic Social Thought & the Case Study Method: Iraq and Jus Post Bellum” (University of Dayton, Dayton 2007); “Teaching Catholic Social Thought: Case Study Method Experiment” (Regis University, Denver 2006); “Gaudium et Spes and Globalization: A Transformative Encounter” (Spring Hill College, Mobile 2005).
Together with Professor Maura Tyrrell, Professor Peter Beisheim received the John Templeton Foundation Science and Religion Course Award(2000). He joined the China Study Abroad Trip as a Fulbright Scholar in the Summer of 2006. He frequently facilitates workshops on topics such as: “Using Audio/Visual Resources to Integrate Justice Education in the Classroom.” (Washington DC 2008); “Foundations for Dialogue: CST Resources for Campus & Classroom” (Washington, DC 2005).


Prof Leonardo Boff

Leonardo Boff joined the Order of the Franciscan Friars Minor in 1959 and received his doctorate in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1970. For 22 years he was Professor of Systematic and Ecumenical Theology at the Franciscan Theological Institute in Petrópolis, Brazil. He has been visiting professor in universities in Brazil and the rest of the world, such as Lisbon, Barcelona, Lund, Oslo and Torino. In 1993 he was appointed Professor of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion and Ecology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
Professor Boff articulated Christian concern with poverty and marginalization, which later crystalised into Liberation Theology. He championed human rights, helping to formulate a new Latin-American perspective on human rights as "Right to life and to the means of maintaining life with dignity."
In 1984, he came into conflict with the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican. This was due to his criticism of the Catholic Church in his book Church: Charism and Power. In 1985 he was condemned to 'obedient silence' and suspended from religious duties. Due to international pressure on the Vatican, the decision was repealed in 1986. When he planned to attend the Eco-92 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, Rome threatened with a renewed silencing order. This led him to leave the Franciscan Order and the exercise of his priestly ministry stating that "the future of humanity and planet earth are more important than the future of the institutionalised church".
From among the many books he wrote, the following English translations are noteworthy: Ecology and Liberation: A New Paradigm (1995); Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor (1997); The Prayer of Saint Francis: A Message of Peace for the World Today (2001); Praying with Jesus and Mary: Our Father, Hail Mary (2005); The Lord Is My Shepherd: Divine Consolation in Times of Abandonment (2006); Francis of Assisi: A Model for Human Liberation (2006); Passion of Christ, Passion of the World: The Facts, Their Interpretation, and Their Meaning Yesterday and Today (2011).
Professor Boff continues as a liberation theologian, writer, professor and widely heard conference speaker. He also is an adviser of social liberation movements, such as the Landless Movement and the Base Ecclesial Communities (CEBs). He is a member of the international initiative of the Earthcharter. He has been honoured with various awards in Brazil and the rest of the world. In 2001 he was honored with the alternative Nobel prize: "Right Livelihood Award" in Stockholm, Sweden.


Professor Kari Elisabeth Børresen

Dr Kari Elisabeth Børresen is Senior Professor (emerita) at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo. International pioneer of Gender Studies in Religion, she started her research already in 1961. She is a specialist in historical Western theology from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance and has analysed the interaction of androcentric anthropology and Godlanguage in the formation of Christian doctrine.
Professor Børresen studied at Oslo University (MA 1960; PhD 1968). She was Research Fellow of the Norwegian Research Council (1961-65; 1977-1980), of Århus University, Denmark (1966-68) and of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture (1982-2000). She was Professor at the University of Oslo (1993-2000, Medieval Studies/Gender Studies; 2000-2003, Historical Theology/Gender Studies). She was visiting professor in Rome (Gregorian), Geneva and Harvard; resident scholar in Washington DC and Bellagio, Italy; a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey. In 1992 she received the Doctorate of Theology h.c. from Uppsala University. From 1995 she has been a Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Professor Børresen published numerous scientific articles. Among her books we find: Idéen om et oppdragende forsyn, belyst ved dens utformning hos Bossuet, Turgot og Comte (The idea of educational providence in Bossuet, Turgot and Comte, Oslo 1960); Subordination et Equivalence. Nature et rôle de la femme d'après Augustin et Thomas d'Aquin, Paris 1968; Italian, Assisi 1979; English, Washington DC 1981; Anthropologie médiévale et théologie mariale (Oslo 1971); Nicolaus Cusanus' dialog De pace fidei. Om trosfreden (Oslo 1983); Image of God and Gender Models in Judaeo-Christian Tradition (ed.) (Oslo 1991); Women's Studies of the Christian and Islamic Traditions. Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Foremothers (with Kari Vogt, Dordrecht 1993); Le Madri della Chiesa. Il medioevo (Napels 1993); Christian and Islamic Gender Models in Formative Traditions (Rome 2004); From Patristics to Matristics: Selected Articles on Christian Gender Models (Rome 2002).
Professor Børresen has held many international positions: Consultant, Study on the community of women and men in the church, World Council of Churches, Genève (1978-1981); member of Conseil de l'association internationale d'études patristiques (1979-now); Co-Director, Research project: Female, Male, Human in Early Christianity, Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University (1981-1985); Member of Advisory Board of the Institut für ökumenische Forschung, Universität Tübingen (1982-1987); member of Advisory Committee of Feminist Theology of Concilium, Nijmegen (1984-1993); Chairperson of the first European Research Conference in the Humanities, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg: Women in the Christian Tradition, from Late Antiquity to Age of Reform (1992); Convener of the second and third European Research Conferences in the series: Women in the Christian Tradition (1995, 1998); Coordinator of Research network/doctoral course, Gender and Religion in Europe, Universities of Oslo, Roma III and Vienna; Coordinator of the critical edition, Christina of Sweden. Writings, The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm (1997-2008); collaborator in the interdisciplinary research project: Democracy, Religion and Women's Human Rights, Research Council of Norway (2004-2007).


Prof Raymond Breton

Professor Breton obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba, his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a Professor Emeritus of sociology at the University of Toronto. Over the years, he has been a professor at other universities: Montréal, McGill, Johns Hopkins and Harvard (as Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies in 1996-97). Professor Breton received four honorary doctorates: Guelph (1994), Waterloo (2000), Manitoba (2002) and Ottawa (2006).
His recent publications include Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion: Potentials and Challenges of Diversity (with Jeffrey G. Reitz, Raymond Breton, Karen K. Dion, and Kenneth L. Dion, 2009); Ethnic Relations in Canada: Institutional Dynamics (2005); The Governance of Ethnic Communities: Political Structures and Processes in Canada (1991). He is co-author of A Fragile Social Fabric? Fairness, Trust and Commitment in Canada 2004; The Illusion of Difference: Realities of Ethnicity in Canada and the United States(1994); Ethnic Identity and Equality: Varieties of Experience in a Canadian City (1990); Cultural Boundaries and the Cohesion of Canada (1980) and of Why disunity? An Analysis of Linguistic and Regional Cleavages in Canada (1980).
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1990, he received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. In 2005, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association. In 2008 he became an Officer of the Order of Canada.


Professor Johannes Brosseder

Professor Johannes Brosseder is Professor of Systematic and Ecumenical Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Cologne, Germany. Credentials to follow.


Prof Eugene C. Bianchi

Professor Eugene C. Bianchi is Emeritus Professor of Religion at Emory University, Georgia, USA. He was the first director of  Emory’s Emeritus College from 2001-2008. His well-known books on Church reform include: The Religious Experience of Revolutionaries (1972), From Machismo to Mutuality: Essays on Sexism and Woman-Man Liberation (co-authored with Rosemary Radford Ruether in 1976) and A Democratic Catholic Church: the Reconstruction of Roman Catholicism (co-edited with Rosemary R. Ruether in 1992). With Peter McDonough he authored Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits (University of California Press, 2002). 
Bianchi was in the Jesuit order for twenty years. He has published two novels: The Bishop of San Francisco: Romance, Intrigue and Religion (2005) and  The Children’s Crusade: Scandal at the Vatican (2008).  His writings on the spirituality of aging include: Aging As a Spiritual Journey (1982), On Growing Older (1985),  and Elder Wisdom: Crafting Your Own Elderhood  (1994). His many other books and articles are in the areas of spirituality, creative aging, church reform and issues of culture and religion. He recently published a memoir, Taking a Long Road Home (Wipf and Stock, 2011). For the last decade he has been writing poetry and is in the process of organizing his poems for publication. Professor Bianchi makes his home in Athens, Georgia, with his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Herrman.


Prof Deirdre Carabine

Dr Deirdre Carabine has lived and taught in Uganda for twenty years. She is currently Vice-Chancellor at the Virtual University of Uganda, the first fully online university in Sub-Saharan Africa. A philosopher / theologian by training, she attended the Queen's University of Belfast (Department of Scholastic Philosophy) where she graduated with a PhD in Philosophy, and University College Dublin where, as a pioneer Newman Scholar, she gained a second PhD in Classics.
She has taught at Queen's Belfast, University College Dublin, and Uganda Martyrs University (where she resigned as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2005). Her next task was the setting up of International University of Health Sciences in Kampala – a stimulating challenge for a  philosopher!
Deirdre's main academic work centres around the theme of negative theology and her book: The Unknown God: Negative Theology in the Platonic Tradition: Plato to Eriugena (1995) is currently being reprinted due to high demand. She also wrote John Scottus Eriugena for the  Great Medieval Thinkers Series (2000). Her articles explore negative theology in the early Church Fathers, including St Augustine, Clement of Alexandria, Gregory of Nyssa, the Pseudo-Dionysius and Simeon the New Theologian. She examined the negative theology in the work of Hans Urs van Balthasar in a seminal article: "The Fathers", in The Beauty of Christ. An Introduction to the Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, eds T. Norris and B. McGregor, Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1994, 73-91. She gave the keynote address at the American Catholic Philosophical Association Conference, University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas in 2003.
Her two current projects are: an article on "Meister Eckhart and Mister God: Re-visiting Anna's Negative Spirituality" and a volume entitled: Spirituality for a New Millennium: The Negative and the Ordinary.


Dr Yves Carrier

Dr Yves Carrier is theologian and author in Québec, Canada. Credentials to follow.


Professor José Marías Castillo

Dr José Marías Castillo Sanchez is Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Granada, Spain. Credentials to follow.


Prof Adela Yarbro Collins

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Prof John J. Collins

Dr John Collins studied at University College Dublin (BA, MA 1969) and at Harvard University (PhD 1972). He was a professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago from 1991 until his arrival at Yale Divinity School in 2000. He also taught at the University of Notre Dame. He currently is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
His publications are: Beyond the Qumran Community. The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Eerdmans 2010); King and Messiah as Son of God, co-author (Eerdmans 2008); A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Fortress 2007); The Bible after Babel. Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age (Eerdmans 2005); Encounters with Biblical Theology (Fortress 2005); Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture (JSP Sup 100; Brill 2005); Does the Bible Justify Violence? (Facets; Fortress 2004); The Hebrew Bible. An Introduction(Fortres, 2004); Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age (Old Testament Library; Westminster 1997); Seers, Sibyls and Sages in Hellenistic-Roman Judaism (Brill 1997); Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Routledge 1997); Families in Ancient Israel, co-author (Westminster 1997); Qumran Cave 4. XVII. Parabiblical Texts, Part 3, co-author (DJD XXII; Clarendon, 1996); The Scepter and the Star. The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature (Doubleday 1995); Daniel (Hermeneia; Fortress 1993); Daniel, with an Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature (Forms of Old Testament Literature 20; Eerdmans 1984); The Apocalyptic Imagination (Crossroad 1984); Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora (Crossroad 1983); The Apocalyptic Vision of the Book of Daniel (Harvard Semitic Monographs 16; Scholars Press 1977); The Sibylline Oracles of Egyptian Judaism (Scholars Press 1974).
He is general editor of the Yale Anchor Bible series. He has served as editor of the Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series, Dead Sea Discoveriesand Journal of Biblical Literature and as president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. He holds an honorary D.Litt. from University College Dublin. Professor Collins is a fellow of Trumbull College in New Haven, USA.


Dr Paul Collins

Paul Collins is an Australian historian, broadcaster and writer. He studied theology in Melbourne and was ordained a priest (1964). Paul Collins is known for his many articles and religious broadcasts. In March 2001 he resigned from his role as a Catholic priest due to a dispute with the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith over his book Papal Power.
Paul Collins' books have had an impact through the world. The principal ones are: Mixed Blessings (Penguin Books, 1986); No Set Agenda: Australia’s Catholic church faces an uncertain future (David Lovell Publishing, 1992); God's Earth: Religion as if matter really mattered (Harper Collins, 1995); Papal Power: A proposal for change in Catholicism's third millennium (Harper Collins, 1997); Upon This Rock: The popes and their changing role (Melbourne University Press, 2000); From Inquisition to Freedom: Seven prominent Catholics and their struggle with the Vatican (Simon and Schuster, 2001); Hell's Gates: The terrible journey of Alexander Pearce, Van Diemen's Land cannibal (Hardie Grant, 2002); Between The Rock and a Hard Place: Being Catholic today (ABC Books, 2004); God's New Man: The legacy of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI (Melbourne University Press, 2006); Burn: The epic story of bushfire in Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2006).


Dr Luca Badini Confalonieri

Dr Luca Badini Confalonieri is Research Associate at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. He studied theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the Université Marc Bloch (now Université de Strasbourg, France); the Department of Theology and Religion of Durham University in the UK; and the Lonergan Institute of Boston College (USA). His doctoral research: Democracy in the Christian Church. An Historical, Theological and Political Case has now been published as a monograph (T & T Clark International 2012; as Ecclesiological Investigations, vol. 16; 304 pages). It focuses on overcoming some of the obstacles to democratizing the governance and decision-making of the Catholic Church.
Among his other publications is a lengthy essay in Theological Studies which, building on Blessed Antonio Rosmini’s seminal proposal in his 1848 book The Five Wounds of the Church, offers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date arguments for reintroducing episcopal elections by the local church.
Finally, he has also been involved in the Receptive Ecumenism initiative, at the heart of which is the principle that “further ecumenical progress will become possible if – and only if – rather than asking the typical question as to what ‘other’ traditions might need to learn from ‘us’, each tradition instead takes the first step of rigorously exploring what ‘it’ needs to learn and can learn (or ‘receive’) with integrity from its others”.


Prof Paul Dinter

Paul E. Dinter served as Catholic Chaplain at Columbia University from 1973 – 1988 during which he received his PhD in Biblical Studies from Union Theological Seminary. In the years since, he has taught at Fordham University, Mount St. Mary’s College, the Maryknoll School of Theology, Marymount Manhattan College (where he also directed the privately funded college program at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility), Mercy College (at Sing Sing Correctional Facility) and Manhattan College where he is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. The author of Beyond Naïve Belief: Bible and Adult Catholic Faith (Crossroads 1994), The Changing Priesthood: from the Bible to the 21st Century (Thomas More 1996) and The Other Side of the Altar: one man's life in the Catholic Priesthood (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2003), he has written for Cross Currents, Commonweal, and America as well as on the subject “The Evolution of the Soul: A Thought Experiment” in The Global Spiral (April 2008), the on-line publication of The Metanexus Institute.


Dr Donal Dorr

Donal Dorr is an Irish missionary priest, theologian, and social activist. Ordained in 1961, he obtained his doctorate in theology in Maynooth University, Ireland, in 1964. Some years later he engaged in intensive training in group work and more recently he has trained as a therapist. Having lectured in philosophy in Cork University for three years, he went on to teach theology in various colleges in Ireland, including Maynooth University, and, in the 1970s, in the National Institute for Moral and Religious Education, attached to the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In the early 1980s he was the holder of the Cardinal Conway Research Fellowship in the Theology of Development, in Maynooth University. From the late 1980s he was a consultor to the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace and a researcher and resource-person for the Irish Missionary Union. The main focus of his work has been on empowering grassroots activists in Africa and Ireland in working for justice and care for the environment, in training religious leaders and activists in leadership skills, and in running spirituality workshops for people who are searching for meaning and purpose in their lives. Donal Dorr is the author of the following eleven books: Spirituality and Justice (1986), The Social Justice Agenda (1992), Integral Spirituality, Mission in Today's World (2000), Divine Energy (1996), Remove the Heart of Stone (1978), Time for a Change, The Spirituality of Leadership (2004), Spirituality: Our Deepest Heart's Desire (2008), Conversion and Holiness: The Teaching of John Wesley (2012) and Option for the Poor and for the Earth (2012).


Prof John Esposito

Dr John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA. He earned his MA in Catholic Theology at St. John's University, New York and PhD in Religion at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Esposito is Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Islamic Studies Online and Series Editor: Oxford Library of Islamic Studies, Editor-in-Chief of the six-volume The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic WorldThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam (a Book-of-the-Month Club selection), The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Islamic World: Past and Present, and Oxford Islamic Studies Online. His more than forty five books include The Future of Islam, Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century, Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think (with Dalia Mogahed), Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (a Washington Post and Boston Globe best seller), The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Islam and Politics, Political Islam: Radicalism, Revolution or Reform?, Islam and Democracy (with J. Voll). His writings have been translated into more than 35 languages, including Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Bahasa Indonesia, Urdu, European languages, Japanese and Chinese.
Professor Esposito is President of the American Academy of Religion and an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations, he is a former President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, and member of the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders and the E. C. European Network of Experts on De-Radicalisation.


Prof René van Eyden

Professor Emeritus of Dogmatic Theology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, with specialization on Women and the Church. Author of numerous articles including the classic ‘Women Ministers in the Catholic Church?’ (1968) and 'The Creation of Womanhood: a Hierarchical Construction' (2001).
On 2 November 1996 René van Eyden gave the keynote address to the 1500 participants of the Acht Mei Beweging in the Netherlands during which he called on Catholics to raise their voices: 'Keeping Mum or Speaking Out?' (1996).
Van Eyden trained generations of theologians in the Netherlands, leading to relevant doctoral theses. One remarkable project studied in detail how the reports by the Pontifical Commission On Women in Society and in the Church were derailed and suppressed by Vatican interference (1974-1976). Read a summary of the research here.
Interviews with Professor van Eyden have been recorded in the Henry Nouwen Oral History Project, University of Toronto Libraries 2005.


Prof David DeCosse

A graduate of Harvard University in English and American Literature (1982), Dr DeCosse has a master's in journalism from Columbia University (1988), a master's in theology from Fordham University (1993) and a doctorate in theological ethics from Boston College-Weston Jesuit School of Theology (2002). He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, Calefornia, and Director of the  Campus Ethics Programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, at the same university (2002-present).
DeCosse began his career as a reporter in New York state, publishing articles in America, The San Jose Mercury News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers. He was the newsroom manager of Ascribe Newswire (1999-2002). He also worked at Doubleday Books, where he managed Image Books and edited frontlist titles such as: But Was It Just? Reflections on the Morality of the Persian Gulf War, The Lonely Man of Faith, Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children and Conscience, Consensus, and the Development of Doctrine by Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Recent articles in academic periodicals include:"The Danish Cartoons Reconsidered: Catholic Social Teaching and the Contempor ary Challenge of Freedom of Speech" in Theological Studies 71 (2010 101-132; "Freedom of the Press and Catholic Social Thought: Reflections on the Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church in the United States" in Theological Studies 68 (2007) 865-899; "Authority, Lies, and War: Democracy and the Development of Just War Theory" in Theological Studies 67 (2006) 378-394; "Rahner's Ethics and the Pacific Rim" in Rahner Beyond Rahner: A Great Theologian Encounters the Pacific Rim, ed. Paul G. Crowley (Lanham 2005) 133-35; "Authority, Democracy and the Iraq War" in Heythrop Journal 45 (2004) 227-233; "Beyond Law and Economics: Theological Ethics and the Regulatory Takings Debate" in the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 23 (1996) 829-849.


Prof Seán Fagan

Dr Seán Fagan studied at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, a recognised college of the National University of Ireland, and the Gregorian University in Rome (Doctorate in Moral Theology, 1955). His career oscillated between being Professor of Moral Theology at Milltown (1955-1960; 1973-1983; 1995-1999) and administration in the Marist Generalate in Rome (General Secretary, 1983-1995).
The combination of academic study, leadership and spiritual direction - he gave 160+ retreats - made him a master of applied theology. From 1956 to 2007 he wrote numerous articles for encylopedias, dictionaries and periodicals mainly on questions of Christian conscience, e.g. in Doctrine and Life (44 articles), Religious Life Review (36 articles) and the New Dictionary of Theology. He reviewed 142 books for 8 different periodicals. He translated 8 books and contributed 12 chapters to books shared with other authors.
Professor Fagan also published best-selling books: Has Sin Changed? (republished by 5 publishers in Ireland and the USA, 1977-1988 sold 90,000 copies); Does Morality Change? (3 publishers, 1997-2002); and What Happened to Sin? (Columba Press Dublin, 2008).
Professor Fagan's unusual ministry saw him involved as moderator, facilitator and translator to 25 provincial or regional chapters of religious around the world and 18 international general chapters. He was a council member and financial director of SEDOS in Rome, the international union of 100+ missionary religious congregations (1987-95). He conducted a special ministry to gay and lesbian people, in Ireland and Wales, for 30 years. Since the mid-60s he spoke in 30+ radio and TV programmes. Lectures and retreats took him to Ireland, England, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Zimbabwe and the Sudan. In 2005, 12 colleagues wrote a book in Professor Fagan's honour: Quench not the Spirit: theology and prophecy for the church in the modern world (Columba Press, Dublin).


Prof Sean Freyne

Dr Sean Freyne is Director of the Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, and Emeritus Professor of Theology at Trinity College, Dublin. He studied in Dublin (BA), Maynooth (BD), Pontifical Biblical Institute Rome and Jerusalem (LSS), St Thomas University Rome (DrTheol) and as a Research Fellow at the Institutum Judaicum, University of Tübingen. In 1982 he received an MA at Trinity College Dublin, honoris officii. Before his appointment to Dublin (1980) he taught at the Pontifical University of Maynooth, Ireland; Loyola University, New Orleans; University of Queensland, Brisbane.
His publications include: The Twelve, Disciples and Apostles. An Introduction to the Theology of the First Three Gospels (London 1968); Galilee from Alexander the Great to Hadrian, A Study of Second Temple Judaism (Notre Dame 1980); The World of the New Testament (Wilmington 1980); Galilee, Jesus and the Gospels. Literary Approaches and Historical Investigations (Dublin 1988); 'Galilee and Gospel. Selected Essays', in Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 125, ed. Professor M. Hengel(Tübingen 2000); Texts, Contexts and Cultures. Essays on Biblical Topics (Dublin 2002); Jesus, a Jewish Galilean. A New Reading of the Jesus Story (London and New York 2004).
Professor Feyne is a past President of the Irish Biblical Association, and member of the Irish Theological Association, the Catholic Biblical Association of America, the Society for the Study of the New Testament, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Society of Oriental Research and the European Association for the Study of Judaism.


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 –, 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).


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.


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 Women’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 Toine van de Hoogen is Professor Emeritus of Fundamental Theology at Radboud University, Nijmegen, USA. Credentials to follow.