The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas is welcoming two conferences this month.

The first conference, “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: The Catholic Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture and the Classroom,” was held June 9 to 11.

It was hosted by the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies. The institute was established in 2009 to honor Quinn’s memory and the high level of biblical scholarship he represented, and to strengthen the area of biblical studies at the seminary. The institute regularly brings in scholars to teach faculty and give public lectures on Scriptural topics. Quinn was a Scripture scholar who taught at the seminary from 1961 to 1988.

The second conference, “Nature as Norm,” will run from June 14 to 16. Scholars from the United States and Europe will be joined by St. Thomas and seminary faculty to reflect on the place that nature and the natural law have in the formation of human consciences, the moral life, and the preservation of the natural order.

Paper topics range from man’s dominion over the earth and environmental stewardship, to marriage, to the common good. For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Savage.