The Inaugural des Places-Libermann Award in Pneumatology

The Award is named in memory of the two founders of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Father Claude-François Poullart des Places and Venerable François-Marie-Paul Libermann.

Its purpose is to honor the individual who has made the most significant scholarly contribution to the area of pneumatology in the preceding five year period. The Award is given at the annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium.

The awardee will offer the lecture on a theme growing out of his/her book, while the colloquium will be public, with ample time for dialogue between the awardee, the colloquists, and the audience.

Dust and DNA: The Intertwining of Word and Spirit in History and the Trinitarian Life

Friday, September 17, 2010

Power Center Ballroom
Duquesne University

The Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes III
Professor, University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, Tenn.

Dr. Robert HughesThe Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes III is the Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity at the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, Tenn. Author of Beloved Dust: Tides of the Spirit in Christian Life (Continuum, 2008) and numerous articles appearing in journals such as the Anglican Theological Review, the Sewanee Theological Review, and the St. Luke’s Journal of Theology, he also wrote “The Holy Spirit in Christian Spirituality” for The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality (2005).

Hughes actively serves in a number of national and international organizations. He has been president and continues to participate in the Global Outreach for Addiction and Recovery Leadership (GOAL) Project, an ecumenical mission society that starts and supports 12-step recovery in new locations. He is past president of the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians (SALT). He has held several offices in the local, state, and national American Association of University Professors (AAUP). He was a chaplain of the General Board of Examining Chaplains of the Episcopal Church.

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Appraisals by colloquists:

Dr. Radu Bordeianu

Dr. Ralph Del Colle

Dr. Bradford Hinze

Dr. Kirsteen Kim