Peter and Paul Seminar

Peter and Paul

The ‘Peter and Paul Seminar’ was established as a response to the Groupe des Dombes’ publication Pour La Conversion des Églises, which calls the Churches to a conversion. The ‘Peter and Paul Seminar’ intends to investigate the implications of such a conversion at the level of institutions. It considers the question: Which institutions in the Roman Catholic Church can be modified and how is this possible so as to foster the unity of the Church of Christ while reflecting the faith of the Catholic Church? This interdisciplinary research project gathers historians, systematic theologians and canon lawyers. Participants are internationally recognized scholars in their own field of expertise. Most take part in national or international ecumenical dialogues.

Moderators and members

Co-moderators

Wijlens, Myriam Erfurt University

Duffy, Eugene Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Members

Clifford, Catherine Saint Paul University, Ottawa

Coriden, James (Washington Theological Union, Washington/DC)

De Mey, Peter Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Duffy, Eugene Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Famerée, Joseph Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve

Faris, John D. St. Louis Gonzaga Maronite Church, Utica/NY

Gallagher, Clarance (+ 03.05.2013) Campion Hall, Oxford

Green, Thomas J. (+28.04.2018) The Catholic University of America, Washington/DC

Kaptijn, Astrid Université de Fribourg

O'Gara, Margaret (+ 16.08.2012) St. Michael's College, Univesity of Toronto

Örsy, Ladislas Georgetown University, Washington/DC

Routhier, Gilles Université Laval, Quebec

Tavard, George (+ 13.08.2007) Biographie

Villemin, Laurent (+10.08.2017) Institut Catholique de Paris

Wijlens, Myriam Erfurt University

Witte, Henk Tilburg University

Publications

Publications about the Peter and Paul Seminar

Myriam Wijlens, Das Konzil verwirklichen. Wie lässt sich Lehre in Institutionen umsetzen?, in: Herder Korrespondenz 60 (2006), 533-538. (with kind permission of theHerder-Verlag).

Ulrich Ruh, Konzil: Was wird aus der Reform der Kirche?, in: Herder Korrespondenz 63 (2009), 117-119. (with kind permission of the Herder-Verlag). 

Myriam Wijlens, ‘Peter and Paul Seminar’: A Follow up by Theologians and Canon Lawyers to the Groupe des Dombes’ Publication ‘For the Conversion of the Churches’ in: The Jurist 64 (2004), 6-20. (with kind permission from the editors of The Jurist).

Publications of the Peter and Paul Seminar

The proceedings of the initial meeting (San Jose, California, 6.-8. June 2000) have been published in issue 59 (1999) of The Jurist (Inhaltsverzeichnis The Jurist 59 (1999).

The proceedings of the symposion "Collegiality in the Church: Theology and Canon Law" (Georgetown University Law School, 15. - 17. April 2004) have been published in the issues 64 I and 64 II of The Jurist 
(Inhaltsverzeichnis The Jurist 64 I & 64 II (2004).

The proceedings of the symposion "The Local Church and its Leadership: Receiving the Vision of Vatican II" (Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 15. - 17. March 2007) have been published in the issues 68 II and 69 I of The Jurist
(Inhaltsverzeichnis The Jurist 68 II (2008) & 69 I (2009).

The proceedings of the symposion "Conversion and Reform in view of the Unity of the Church" (University of Erfurt, 29. - 31. January 2009) have been published in the issues 71 I and 71 II of The Jurist veröffentlicht
(Inhaltsverzeichnis The Jurist 71 I (2011) & 71 II (2011).

Articles of the project "Liturgy as Litmustest of Reform" (Part I; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Abbey of Mont César, 18.-19. May 2012) were published in Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy
(Inhaltsverzeichnis Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy 93 (2012/3-4).

Articles of the project "Liturgy as Litmus Test of Reform" (Part II; Baltimore, 21.-22. November 2013) were published in Questions Liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy
(Inhaltsverzeichnis Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy 95 (2014/1-2).

The proceedings of the symposion "Diversity and Unity - Rethinking the Teaching Office of the Episcopal Conference in a World Wide Church" (Erfurt, 11.-13. November 2018) were published in Studia Canonica Vol 53/1 2019 (Inhaltsverzeichnis).

Symposia

Peter and Paul Erfurt
Some members of the Peter and Paul Seminar with guests in Erfurt 2018

Information to previous symposia

"Collegiality in the Church: Theology and Canon Law". Georgetown University Law School, Washington/DC, 15. - 17. April 2004 (see also "publications").

"The Local Church and its Leadership: Receiving the Vision of Vatican II". Saint Paul University, Ottawa/Canada, 15. - 17. March 2007 (Brochure, see also "publications").

"Conversion and Reform in View of the Unity of the Church". Universität Erfurt, 29. - 31. March 2009 (Brochure, see also "publications").

"Liturgy and Litmus Test of Reform in the Church". Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Abbey of Mont César, May 2012 (see also "publications").

"Liturgy and Litmus Test of Reform in the Church" (Part II). Conference in Baltimore, 21.-22. November 2013 (see also "publications").

"Diversity and Unity - Rethinking the Teaching Office of the Episcopal Conference in a World Wide Church". Conference in Erfurt, 11.-13. November 2018 (Brochure, see also "publications")