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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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LOVE: A Conference on the Theological Virtues

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin

March 14–16, 2013

March 14

7 p.m. – Carol Gilligan: Moral Injury and the Capacity to Love

March 15

Session I

Session Ib

  • Jacob Kohlhaas, Duquesne University – The Virtue of Love and the Idea of Truth
  • Peter Gathje, Memphis Theological Seminary – Love and the Practice of Hospitality

Session IIa

  • Ruth Stuckel, CSJ, Avila University – Teresa of Avila: 16th Century Feminist
  • Jason Howard, Viterbo University – What Can Feminism Teach Us About the Virtue of Love?

Session IIb

Session IIIa

Session IIIb

  • Michelle Blohm, Duquesne University – Divine Indeterminacy and the Mediating Role of Love as a Virtue According to Scotus and Edwards
  • Laura Nettles, FSPA, Viterbo University – The Metaphysics of Love in Bonaventure's Trinitarian Theology

Session IVa

  • William R. Jarrett, University of North Carolina, Charlotte – Love or Tolerance?: Responses to Religious Violence
  • Steven Bouma-Prediger, Hope College – Love: The Ecological Virtue of Earthkeeping

Session IVb

Session V

  • Sheryl Tuttle Ross, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse – Toward a Conception of Postmodern Romantic Love
  • Lyon Evans, Viterbo University – Postmodern Love in Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being

March 16

Session VI

Session VII

Session VIII

  • Jessica Gosnell, St. Ambrose University – Between Socrates and The Real Housewives: the Theories of Love in Plato and Pope Benedict XVI
  • Mary Lenzi, University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Love as the Soul on Fire: the Florentine Renaissance 'Commentary on Plato's Symposium,' by Marsilio Ficino

Session IX

  • James G. Hanink, Loyola Marymount University – On Love's Object: Maritain, Pascal, and Spaemann
  • Todd E. Johanson, Duquesne University – Charity as Virtue in Non-Christians: A Positive Assessment in Light of Augustine, Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, and the Catholic Church's Inclusivism
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