Barbara Reid is a Dominican sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She currently serves as Vice-president and Academic Dean at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is the author of several books and publishes a weekly column in America Magazine.
Subtittled, "The Catholic Intellectual Life and Dominic's Charism," this session will address the history of Ohio Dominican University as rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and charism of the order.
Sr. Ruth Capsar OP will share the the different perspectives on truth of five contemporary Dominican thinkers, representing a breath of views around the world: Timothy Radcliffe, Duncan McLaren, Oscar Romero, Kevin O'Rourke and Helen Alford.
Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Peace and Professor of Theology at University of Notre Dame. Mary holds an MA and Ph.D. from Catholic University of America. She specializes in contemporary systematic theology with particular interest in theological anthropology, feminist theology, and theologies of preaching. She is the author of Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination (1997), Speaking with Authority: Catherine of Siena and the Voices of Women Today (2001) and The Praxis of the Reign of God: An Introduction to the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx (co-editor, 2002).