Maria Clara BingemerPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Bernard McGinnUniversity of Chicago
Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Theology Workshop and the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University
Maria Clara Bingemer (Catholic University at Rio de Janeiro)
Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago, Emeritus)
Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer is Associate Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she has served as both the vice dean and dean of the Center of Theology and Human Sciences. She has served in an advisory position with the Brazilian Catholic Bishops' Conference, looking secifically at the role of women and married laity in the Church and civil society. Bingemer serves on the boards of various theological journals and committees.
Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School and the Committees on Medieval Studies and on General Studies at the University of Chicago. He has written extensively about the history of apocalyptic thought, spirituality, and mysticism. McGinn's many books include Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil, The Presence of God, a multivolume history of Western Christian mysticism, and most recently Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae: A Biography.