The Catholic University of America

March 25, 2009

CUA's Year of St. Paul Symposium Draws More Than 200 for Talks, Discussions

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean of theology and religious studies, second from right, with symposium speakers Rev. Frank Matera, CUA's Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies; Paul J. Achtemeier, professor emeritus of biblical interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va.; Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor of New Testament; and Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of New Testament.


Catholic University's School of Theology and Religious Studies hosted a daylong symposium March 20 in honor of the Church's Year of St. Paul that drew an audience of more than 200 to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Presenting talks on topics that ranged from the anthropological theme of crucifixion in Paul's letters to the notion of God in Paul's redemptive story were three CUA faculty members and an emeritus professor at Union Theological Seminary.

The speakers included Rev. Frank Matera, CUA's Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies; Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor of New Testament; Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of New Testament; and Paul J. Achtemeier, professor emeritus of biblical interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va.

The talks sparked lively debate both inside and outside the Pryzbyla Center's Great Room, according to Monsignor Kevin Irwin, CUA's dean of theology and religious studies.

Click on http://digitalmedia.cua.edu/calendar/event_dsp.cfm?event=4629 to view videos of the symposium.

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