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Normand Bonneau

Normand Bonneau is retired professor of New Testament Studies and former Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University. He holds an STD from the Institut Catholique de Paris. Author of The Sunday Lectionary: Ritual Word, Paschal Shape (also available in French, Italian, and Spanish editions) and of Preparing the Table of the Word, he has published many peer-reviewed articles on the Sunday Lectionary, in the area of Narrative Approach to the Bible, and on the letters of Paul. Former editor of Theoforum, the Faculty’s peer-reviewed journal, he is currently serving on the editorial board of Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, the Society of Biblical Literature, and RRENAB (Réseau de Recherches en Narrativité et Bible).

Catherine Clifford profile

Catherine E. Clifford is professor of Systematic and Historical Theology in the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University. Her research interests and publications are focused primarily in the areas of Catholic ecclesiology, ecumenism, and the history of the Second Vatican Council.

Dr. Meunier

Full professor at the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa, E.-Martin Meunier is the holder of the Research Chair "Québec, Canadian Francophonie and Cultural Transformations." His research concerns various subjects, going from the sociology of Quebec society to the sociology of religion, via the social analysis and the history of le Canada français. E.-Martin Meunier manages a research group subsidized by the CRSH (2008–2011; 2011–2014) "Towards an exit of the cultural religion of the Québécois? Quantitative and qualitative survey in Quebec and in Canada (1968–2014)." He is also the author of more than 50 scientific publications, including Le pari personnaliste (Fides 2007); with S. Lefebvre and C. Béraud, Catholicisme et cultures. Regards croisés Québec-France (P.U.L. / P.U.R, 2015), and recently, Le Québec et ses mutations culturelles (P.U.O, 2016). He is the director of the collection 21st - Society, History and cultures from University of Ottawa Press.

Dr. Van Lier

Rick van Lier teaches in the areas of religious sociology, history of the church, and ecclesiology. His research and teaching pertain to the history and reception of the Second Vatican Council, with a special interest in new ecclesial movements and new communities within post-Vatican II Catholicism. He holds a Bachelor's degree in philosophy (Dominican University College), a Master's in religious studies (sociology – Université Laval), as well as a Master's in theology (Dominican University College). He completed, with success, a doctoral dissertation in ecclesiology, under the the direction of Professor Gilles Routhier (Université Laval), which is entitled : «Communion» ou «confusion» des états ? L’expérience des communautés nouvelles plurivocationnelles relue à la lumière de la notion d’«état» au concile Vatican II.