Institute for Catholic Theological Formation

Previous Visiting Scholar

Mr. Jason Adkins was the visiting scholar at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity for the fall 2020 semester. He has served as the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference since March 2011. Prior to his advocacy work for the Church, Adkins was an attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public interest …

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Lectures

Upcoming Lecture(s) Check back for the 2022-23 lecture schedule. Past Lectures Daniel Reinterprets Jeremiah’s ‘Seventy Years’: ft. Fr. Kevin Zilverberg, Saint Paul Seminary The prophet Jeremiah foretold seventy years of domination by Babylon over Judah and other nations. Centuries later, Daniel reinterpreted the seventy years as “weeks of years,” that is, seven times 70 years. …

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Stromberg Visiting Scholars Endowment

Thanks to the donors to the Ann and Louis Stromberg Visiting Scholars Endowment, the Institute for Catholic Theological Formation provides opportunities to engage scholars from around the world in a variety of areas. The endowment funds public lectures, symposia, and semester-long graduate courses taught by visiting scholars, as well as the publication of their research. …

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Saint Paul Seminary Press

The Institute for Catholic Theological Formation sponsors publications by funding and operating Saint Paul Seminary Press (spspress.com). The press serves as a venue for the institute’s conference lectures to reach a global audience. These and other books published by Saint Paul Seminary Press engage and advance scholarly discussion on theological topics.

Staff

NamePositionPhoneEmailZilverberg S.S.D., Rev. KevinAssistant Professor of Sacred Scripture and Director of the Institute for Catholic Theological Formation (2014)(651)

Institute for Catholic Theological Formation

The Institute for Catholic Theological Formation (ICTF) supports theological formation through funded research opportunities, scholarly publication, conferences, lectures, and other activities that advance the mission of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. The Stromberg Visiting Scholars Endowment, the Quinn Biblical Studies Endowment, and the Flynn Homiletics Endowment fund the institute’s activities for their respective focus areas. Through the ICTF, our …

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Quinn Biblical Studies Endowment

The Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Endowment for Biblical Studies brings scholars to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity to teach, mentor faculty, give public lectures, and produce scholarly works. The Endowment also contributes to the strengthening of the guild of Catholic biblical scholars by holding regular conferences. Established in 2008 through the generosity of the Quinn family …

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Flynn Homiletics Endowment

The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Homiletics Endowment is focused on providing resources and support to train outstanding preachers in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and beyond. Through special seminars, study abroad programs, teaching, and regular practice, the institute assists seminarians and clergy in developing their preaching skills.

Conferences

Upcoming Conferences The next ICTF conference will be announced soon. Past Conferences 2022: The Transcendent Mystery of God’s Word: A Critical Synthesis of Antioch and Alexandria In June 2022, Dr. John Martens led a Quinn Biblical Conference on “The Transcendent Mystery of God’s Word: A Critical Synthesis of Antioch and Alexandria” at the Alverna Center …

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Message from the Director

The Institute for Catholic Theological Formation (ICTF) promotes theological research and learning through conferences, seminars, lectures, publications, and other activities related to the mission of the seminary. The institute grew out of the seminary’s former Institute for Theological Research, with an expanded mandate and increased funding. It provides venues for our own faculty to share …

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