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The Limits of the Thinkable: Religious Experience and the Apophatic Impulse Between Antiquity and Modernity
(with a keynote address by Dr. Catherine Keller)

Date: Saturday, February 8th

Location: Tognino Hall, Duane Library (Theology Dept.), 2nd Floor
Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus)
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Schedule of Day's Events

10:00 - 10:20 AM: Coffee & Continental Breakfast

10:20 -11:40 AM Panel #1

Panel # 1: Theoretical Limits & Practical Thresholds
Kevin McCabe, Notre Dame University
What Can Apophaticism Contribute to a Theology of Intellectual Disability?

Scott Cowan, Fuller Theological Seminary
In the World and of It: Perplexities with the Physical Limits of Language

Robert Cortegiano, Fordham University
Practices of Resistance and Reconciliation: Constructing a Theological Response to Sexual Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church

11:40 AM - 1:10 PM: Lunch Break

1:10 - 2:40 PM: Panel #2

Panel #2: Feminism, Ecclesiology, and the Political Eschatological Horizon
Alexander Miller, Fordham University
“Only what is done in cooperation with the nature of time itself can conquer time”: Congar between the Historical and Eschatological Church

Christopher Ashley, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Coakley’s Apophasis and her Feminism: Their Limits and Extent

Lisa Holsberg, Fordham University
The Limits of Logic and Necessity: Simone Weil on Contradiction and the Decreation of the Soul

2:40 - 3:00 PM: Coffee and Tea

3:00 - 4:40 PM: Panel #3

Panel #3: "Limit(s)" at Work in Fundamental Theology
Bo Eberle, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
An Intra-Active Case for Cross-Species Limit Experiences

Lisa Gasson, Drew University
Apophatic Theological Ethics: Positioned to Pray, Positioned to Relate

Gabriel Morgan, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Apophasis and The Trinity: on the Necessity of Revelation for Theology

M Tong, Fordham University
Limiting Bodily Resurrection: Issues of Materiality in the Theology of Resurrection in American Evangelicalism and Origen's De Principiis

5:00 PM: Keynote Session with Prof. Catherine Keller & Reception

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