The Annual Dunning Memorial Lecture

R_Williams_small_1The annual Dunning Memorial Lecture is made possible by the first endowment gift ever given to the Ecumenical Institute of Theology of St. Mary’s Seminary and University. It came in the first years of the Ecumenical Institute (1971-72) as a gift of J. Fitzgerald Dunning, one of the E.I.’s first Honorary Directors. From that first lecture in 1972 until the present, a parade of distinguished Dunning lecturers have contributed to the increase of ecumenical and interfaith understanding.

2014 “Theology as a Way of Life” Rowan Williams
2013 “Jesus as Remembered by John” James D.G. Dunn
2012 “The Death of the Messiah: Theology, Spirituality, Politics” Michael J. Gorman
2011 “Do Muslims & Christians Worship the Same God?” Miroslav Volf
2010 “Divine Sovereignty, Community & Care” Ellen Davis
2009 “Torture & Christians” George Hunsinger
2008 “Justification & Justice” Michael J. Gorman
2007 “Jesus & Judaism: The Connection Still Matters” Amy-Jill Levine
2006 “What Are We To Think of the Gospel of Judas?” Craig A. Evans
2004 “Remembering Jesus: What the Quest of the Historical Jesus Forgot” James D.G. Dunn
2004 “Just Peacemaking in the 21st Century” Glen H. Stassen
2002 “Modern Religious Fundamentalisms & Violence” Martin E. Marty
2001 “The Death of the Messiah & the Destruction of the Temple” John R. Donahue, S.J.
2000 “Jesus’ Resurrection & Christian Origins” N.T. Wright
1999 “On Being a Christian & an American” Stanley Hauerwas
1998 “Tradition in Slow Motion” Jaroslav Pelikan
1997 “The Authority of the New Testament in Christian Ethics” Richard B. Hays
1996 “The Circle of 12 Disciples: A Creation of Jesus or of the Early Church?” John P. Meier
1995 “The Afrocentric Idea in Ecumenical Dialogue” Cheryl J. Sanders
1994 “Christian Social Witness” John Howard Yoder