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The Primacy of God in a Secular Age

On the Theological Virtue of Faith

Featuring: Lawrence Feingold, Michael J. Gorman, and Denys Turner

Conference Details

Conference Dates

Attendance Mode

Conference Location

Thursday, June 8, 2023 (evening)

Friday, June 9, 2023 (all day)

Saturday, June 10, 2023 (all day)

This conference offers in-person attendance only.

N.B.: Conference presenters should expect to have 20 minutes to present, with 10 minutes of discussion to follow each presentation.

St. Mary's Seminary and University

5400 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland (U.S.A.)


Conference Fees

Registration, Lodging, and Meals: $450 total

(The Sacra Doctrina Project members receive a $35 discount.)

Registration and Meals (for commuters): $210 total

Lodging includes three nights onsite at St. Mary's Seminary. Rooms are single occupancy; each room has its own bathroom.

Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday, plus optional breakfast on Sunday, and cocktail hours on Thursday and Friday nights.

For those wishing to stay offsite, the nearest hotel to St. Mary's Seminary is Marriott's Delta Hotels Baltimore North, located at 5100 Falls Road.

Conference Travel

Nearest Airport:

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Visitors can travel from the airport to the seminary by taxi/ride share. Alternatively, they can take the MARC train to Penn Station or the Light Rail to the Falls Road stop and then take transit, ride share, or taxi the rest of the way.

Nearest Train Station:

Penn Station1500 North Charles Street. Serves both Amtrak and MARC trains. The 95 bus can take you from the station to St. Mary's. Alternatively, you can take a short trip via taxi or ride share to the seminary.


There is ample parking onsite in front of the main building.

Other travel options:

Some travelers might want to explore the option of flying into one of the two Washington, D.C. airports. From there, one could either rent a car or take the train to Baltimore. Flying directly to Baltimore will, of course, be the easiest travel option.

Presses Attending

Emmaus Academic Press

The Catholic University of America Press

Arouca Press (display books and conference discount only)

Cluny Media (display books and conference discount only)

Ignatius Press (display books and conference discount only)

Wm. B. Eerdmans (display books and conference discount only)

Univ. of Notre Dame Press (discount and display books only)

See below for press book giveaways!

Tentative Conference Schedule

Thursday, 6/8

5:00 - 7:00 pm    Registration


7:00 - 8:30 pm    Keynote Address: Lawrence Feingold

8:30 - 10:00 pm Cocktail Hour


10:00 pm               Evensong

Friday, 6/9

8:00 - 9:00 am      Matins / Adoration

9:00 - 10:30 am   Panel Session No. 1


11:00 - 12:30pm Panel Session No. 2

12:30 - 2:00 pm   Lunch


2:00 - 3:30 pm      Panel Session No. 3


4:00 - 5:30 pm      Panel Session No. 4


5:45 - 6:30 pm      Mass


6:30 - 7:30 pm      Dinner


7:00 - 8:30 pm      Keynote Address: Michael J. Gorman

8:30 - 10:00 pm   Cocktail Hour


10:00 pm                 Evensong

Saturday, 6/10

8:00 - 9:00 am       Matins / Adoration 


9:00 - 10:30 am    Panel Session No. 5


11:00 - 12:30pm  Panel Session No. 6

12:30 - 2:00 pm    Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 pm       Panel Session No. 7

4:00 - 5:30 pm       Panel Session No. 8

5:45 - 6:30 pm       Anticipatory Mass - Solemnity of Corpus Christi

6:30 - 7:30 pm       Dinner

7:30 - 9:00 pm       Keynote Address: Denys Turner

10pm                          Evensong

Sunday, 6/11

9:00 am                     Mass - Solemnity of Corpus Christi (optional)

9:30 - 11:00 am    Breakfast available (optional)

Book Giveaways

Emmaus Academic has agreed to give away free copies of R. Jared Staudt's The Primacy of God: The Virtue of Religion in Catholic Theology to the first 25 registrants for our 2023 Conference. 


University of Notre Dame Press has agreed to give away free copies of Denys Turner's God, Mystery, and Mystification to ten contest winners randomly selected from among the 2023 conference attendees. Information on entering the conference will be given at the conference.

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