FALL 2023 / SPRING 2024:
Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D.
Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor and Chair/Associate Professor of Theology, Valparaiso University
Chapel of the Resurrection, Helge Center, 4:00
Book Launch Event
The Church’s Unholy War
(Colloquium on Religion and the Healing Arts)
Join Professor Denysenko Tuesday, September 26 at 4 p.m. in person at the Helge Center, via Zoom, or live on Youtube to commemorate the launch of the book and join the discussion on Orthodoxy and the invasion of Ukraine.
In Conversation with Invited Panelists: Professor M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago and Professor Julien Smith, Ph.D., Christ College, Valparaiso University
This event will take place in person with a hybrid option.
Please email email@example.com if you wish to attend by Zoom.
(Co-Sponsored by John R. Eckrich Chair in Religion and the Healing Arts)
Mark Spencer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota
Mueller Hall, Refectory, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
What is a Person?
The Promise of Personalist Philosophy for Rehabilitating Moral Discourse
Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard, Ph.D., professor of humanities and Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics will host a conference on the philosophy of personalism titled “What is a Person? The Promise of Personalist Philosophy for Rehabilitating Moral Discourse. The event will take place on October 2, 2023 at 4 p.m. at Valparaiso University’s Mueller Hall.
Personalism is a philosophical movement prominent in the 20th century that has seen a steep decline in attention in more recent times. During its prominence, however, the movement had a major impact on global figures such as Pope John Paul II and Martin Luther King Jr. Some philosophers today argue that bringing attention to personalism once again could help us think well and wisely about human personhood and human solidarity, despite the cynicism and polarization running rampant in today’s world.
Speakers include Mark Spencer, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota and Aaron Preston, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Valparaiso University. Both professors have written several publications, including Professor Preston’s “The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge” (Routledge, 2018) and Professor Spencer’s “The Irreducibility of the Human Person: A Catholic Synthesis” (Catholic University of America Press, 2022). Professor Howard will act as moderator for the event.
The conference is sponsored by Christ College — the Honors College, the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, the Theology and Philosophy Department, and sodalitas christiana. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carrie Frederick, Ph.D., Western Washington University
Orthodox Christian Theologian
Agnes Howard, Valparaiso University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities
Helge Center All-Purpose Room, 4:00 pm
Tim Shah and Becky Samuel Shah
Mueller Hall Refectory, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
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