September 15, 2015
Three SU Jesuits-Fathers Peter Ely, Trung Pham and David Leigh, had prominent roles at 18th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Understanding of Human Ideas of Ultimate Reality and Meaning at University College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Father Ely, associate professor of theology and religious studies, gave the keynote. He spoke on the ultimate meaning of justice and mercy. He also gave a paper on Augustine's City of God , and a symposium response on Albert Camus' approach to death. Father Pham, assistant professor of art and art history, gave a paper on "Extreme Beauty" and led a symposium on his own paintings dealing with the topic. Father Leigh, professor of English, helped coordinate the conference, and also gave a paper on "Method in Theology and Literature" and a symposium response on S. T. Coleridge's philosophy.
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