Call for papers for 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Theology Symposium

15 Nov 2011

Call for papers for 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Theology Symposium

“The Ecclesiology of Communion Fifty Years after the Opening of Vatican II”

The International Eucharistic Congress, to be held in Dublin from 10-17 June 2012 on the theme: “The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another”, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. In preparation for the Congress, the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth is hosting an international theology symposium to examine the status questionis of the ecclesiology of communion, a theme which lay so much the heart of the Council.

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, calls for papers for presentation at the Theology Symposium, “The Ecclesiology of Communion Fifty Years after the Opening of Vatican II”, which will be held from 6 – 9 June 2012. St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth invites papers which explore the theological sources, development, reception and future horizons on the ecclesiology of communion. The theme of the symposium suggests consideration in various ways, among which are the following:

•           The ecclesiology of communion: biblical perspectives

•           The ecclesiology of communion in a contemporary Systematic Theology.

•           Moral theology in the light of ecclesiology of communion.

•           The reception of the Second Vatican Council in subsequent Magisterial teaching.

•           Communion and the Eucharist: new perspectives on the sacraments

•           Ecumenical possibilities and tasks involved in receiving and living the Ecclesiology of Communion.

•           Communion and Mission: evangelisation in the face of global politics.

•           Communion and Creation

•           Communion in a world of individuals

•           Communion in the writings of Twentieth Century theologians

•           The limits and challenges of an ecclesiology of communion.

Papers are invited from active researchers (at post-graduate level or with a doctorate qualification received in the past three years) who have an interest in the theme of communion and who plan to attend the symposium.

Accepted papers will be available to registered symposium participants from early May 2012. Paper summaries of not more than 20 minutes (not full papers) will be presented in parallel sessions. Each presentation will be followed by a brief discussion.

To apply to present a paper, the following information is needed:

•           Name

•           Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)

•           E-mail address

•           Title of the proposed paper

•           Brief abstract (200 words max.)

•           Name of two academic referees

Applications should be sent to Mary McCaughey by 6 January 2012. Successful contributors will be notified by 10 February 2012. It is hoped to publish a selection of the accepted papers. A limited number of partial bursaries are available.

For further information about the event and to register see: For enquiries, email: iec.symp[email protected] or telephone Mary McCaughey, 00 353-1-7083391.


Further information:

Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm 00353 (0) 87 310 4444