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Calvin scholars to meet April 12-14 at Notre Dame

Author: Arts and Letters


The Calvin Studies Society will hold a colloquium on “John Calvin and Roman Catholicism” at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall from Thursday to Saturday (April 12 to 14).

The ecumenical colloquium will bring together prominent scholars of the 16th century Protestant theologian’s life and work to discuss, among other things, “the degree to which Calvin might be seen as a Catholic theologian, as surprising as such a claim might appear to be on its face.”

Among scholars giving presentations at the conference will be Irena Backus of the University of Geneva, Rev. George H. Tavard of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Carlos Eire of Yale University, Karen Spierling of the University of Louisville, Jill Fehleison of Quinnipiac University, Charles Parker of Saint Louis University, Rev. Dennis Tamburello of Siena College and Randall Zachman of Notre Dame.

A complete schedule of the conference is available online at .

Contact: Randall Zachman at 574-631-5141 or

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on April 10, 2007.