The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

Plenary Speakers 2021

Karen Kilby

Bede Professor of Catholic Theology

Durham University, UK

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Karen Kilby is an American theologian and is currently the Bede Professor of Catholic Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, (Durham, UK).

She has taught at the University of St. Andrews, the University of Birmingham, and , from 2001 to 2013, at the University of Nottingham. In January 2014, she began her appointment as Bede Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University.

She has written widely within the discipline of systematic theology, specifically with respect to the Trinity, and especially about the Catholic theologians Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Andrew Prevot

Associate Professor

Boston College

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Andrew L. Prevot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Boston College.

His research interests include: prayer, spirituality, and mystical theology; political, liberation, and black theology; phenomenology and continental philosophy of religion; and Catholic systematic and fundamental theology. He is the author of Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality Amid the Crises of Modernity (Notre Dame Press, 2015), and a number of article and book chapters in the fields of liberation theology, political theology, and philosophical theology.

Cristina Traina

Professor of Catholic Theology

Fordham University

Cristina Traina is Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Chair in Catholic Theology at Fordham University in New York, New York.

She is a student of Christian theology and ethics, with emphasis on Roman Catholic and feminist thought. She received her Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School and has been a member of the Department of Religious Studies since 1992. Areas of special interest include childhood, especially child labor; the ethics of touch in relations between unequals; sexuality and reproduction; ecology; justice issues in bioethics; economic and immigration justice; and method. Traina favors an interdisciplinary approach to ethics, drawing on research in philosophy, anthropology, psychology, history, and other fields. Many of her graduate advisees combine ethnographic methods with ethics. She is the author of Natural Law and Feminist Ethics: the End of the Anathemas (Georgetown 1999) and Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Her current work focuses on the Christian ethics of non-nuclear families and the moral agency, economic rights, and labor rights of children. She has served as a board member and President (2016) of the Society of Christian Ethics and has received the Weinberg College Teaching Award.

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