Love, Friendship, and Happiness Conference

February 15, 2020

Mackay Campus Center Auditorium,

Princeton Theological Seminary

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The goal of the Love, Friendship, and Happiness Conference is to bring together scholars and writers to examine and discuss the philosophy and theology around the broad themes of friendship, love and happiness, especially attempting to draw upon the resources of the Christian tradition, to offer something more robust than the sentimentalism which often shapes discussions of these topics.

This event is free and open to the public. Students of Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University, as well as the local community and interested members of the public are all invited to register.

Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration is permitted.

Speakers & Schedule

Dr. Erika Kidd

Dr. Erika Kidd

Associate Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Master of Arts Program in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas

Dr. Craig Titus

Dr. Craig Titus

Professor, Director of the Department of Integrative Studies, Divine Mercy University

Dr. Anna Moreland

Dr. Anna Moreland

Associate Professor of Theology at Villanova University

Dr. R. J. Snell

Dr. R. J. Snell

Director of Academic Programs, Witherspoon Institute & Executive Director, Aquinas Institute for Catholic Life at Princeton University

Saturday, February 15

8:45 – 9:30 am | Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:35 am | Welcome from Convener and Moderator, Dr. Margarita Mooney, Princeton Theological Seminary and Scala Foundation

9:35 – 10:45 am | Dr. Erika Kidd, “Love Comes to Grief: Scenes from Augustine’s Confessions

10:45 – 11:00 am | Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm | Dr. Craig Titus, “Aquinas on the Moral Development of Friendship-Love as a Contribution to Mental Health Practice”

12:15 – 2:00 pm | Lunch on your own (guests are encouraged to go to downtown Princeton for lunch)

2:00 – 3:15 pm | Dr. Anna Moreland, “Romantic Chaos in College: Causes and Cure”

3:15 – 3:30 pm | Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:45 pm | Dr. RJ Snell, “Demons at the Feast of Love: Concupiscence, Benevolence, and Transcendence”

4:45 – 5:30 pm | Closing panel with all speakers

Location & Lodging

Princeton Theological Seminary

All Sessions and Breaks will be held in the Mackay Campus Center Auditorium (Basement Floor)

Guest rooms are available at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary’s on-campus lodging facility.

$60 – Single Twin Bed with Shared Bath

$70 – Single Twin Bed with Private Bath

$85 – Full Size Bed with Private Bath

$95 – Full Size Bed with Pull Out Couch and Private Bath

When booking, use group ID 110282.










The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Life at Princeton University