Stephen Davis, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Claremont McKenna College, will be leading a scholarly examination of the Holy Trinity at an unprecedented "Trinity Summit" next week in New York.
Davis, author of Risen Indeed: Making Sense of the Resurrection, organized the conference with Gerald O'Collins, S.J., professor of theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. The Catholic Church has declared 1998 as the "Year of the Trinity" and this conference follows a successful conference in 1996 examining the resurrection of Jesus.
"We want to show that the orthodox Christian views of the resurrection and the Holy Trinity can be explained and defended on a scholarly level," says Professor Davis, who is also a Presbyterian minister.
The conference begins on Sunday, April 12 and will include a wide variety of scholars of Christian theology. The conference is sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York and the McCarthy Foundation.
Professor Davis is available for interviews and can be reached by calling (909) 607-2827. During the conference, he can be reached at St. Joseph's Seminary, (914) 968-1200.
Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls nearly 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.