Dominican Institute of Toronto, the USMC Faculty of Theology: The Church yesterday, today and tomorrow

Event Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

A one-day symposium exploring ecclesiology and ecumenism,sponsored by the Dominican Institute of Toronto, the USMC Facultyof Theology, and the TST Advanced Degree Student Association

Welcome and Introduction – 10:00-10:30am

Session I: Opening Keynote
10:30-12:00pm – Gerard Mannion, Joseph and Winifred Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies, Georgetown University

Session II:
1:00-1:30pm – Susan McElcheran (University of St. Michael’s College) “Luke’s Holy Spirit and Ecclesial Humility”

1:30-2:00pm – M. Beth McCutcheon (Regis College) “Hermeneutics and the Creation of Theological Meaning: An Exegetical Probe of the Use of Scripture in the 1994 Human Sexuality Report of The Presbyterian Church in

Session III:
2:15-2:45 – Rebecca Spellacy (Trinity College)
“What Happens When Two Stay Two: Ecclesial and Ecumenical Considerations of ‘Mixed Marriages’ in an Anglican/Roman Catholic Context”

2:45-3:15 – Anthony Spellacy (University of St. Michael’s College)
“Anti-Catholic to Catholic: Ecclesiological Issues in the Anglican Ordinariate”

3:15-3:45 – Mike Walker (Knox College)
“Being the Body of Christ: Constructing a Transformative and Sacramental Ecclesiology of Disability”

Session IV: Closing Keynote
4:00-5:30pm – Michael Vertin, University of St. Michael’s College
“The Ecumenical Vocation of Christians Today: Reflections on Margaret O’Gara's No
Turning Back: The Future of Ecumenism”

Wine and Cheese Reception – 5:30-7:00pm

For more information contact:


Toronto School of Theology
47 Queens Park Crescent East Boardroom 1
Toronto, ON
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