In 2012, Dr. Gavrilyuk created the New Frontiers in Theological Research Public Lecture series at the University of St. Thomas. The aim of the series is to present the scholarly research of the faculty of the UST Theology Department in a publicly accessible form. The series contributes to the University’s emphasis on the integration of theology with other fields of study.
Video recordings of all lectures for New Frontiers can be found HERE
The lectures are held semiannually and have included the following:
Dr Massimo Faggioli, ‘Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning’, April 19, 2012. See a similar lecture at St. Jerome’s University.
Dr Anne King, “Christianity and the New Atheism,” November 15, 2012.
Dr Michael Hollerich, “Eusebius and the Making of a Christian Culture,” March 14, 2013.
Dr John Martens, “‘Let the Little Children Come to Me’: How Christianity Changed the Lives of Children,” October 22, 2013.
Dr Terence Nichols, “Muslim-Christian Dialogue,” March 4, 2014.
Dr Amy Levad, “Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration,” October 21, 2014.
Dr David Penchansky, “The Bible and the Quran,” February 24, 2015.
Dr Philip Rolnick, “Naturalism and Transcendence: A Debate about Science,” November 12, 2015.
Dr. Paul Wojda, “Gerald Kelly, S.J., and the Future of Catholic Bioethics,” April 14, 2016.
Dr. Mark McInroy, “Perceiving Splendor: The Role of Spiritual Perception in Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics,” September 22, 2016.
Dr. Steven McMichael, “The Glory of Paradise: The Meaning of Medieval Theology of Resurrection for Today,” March 2, 2017.
Dr. Kimberly Vrudny, “Crucifying Beauty: God, Torture, and the Cross,” September 27, 2017.