In accordance with its Bylaws, the Executive Committee of the American Cusanus Society nominates Elizabeth Brient and Peter Casarella to serve three-year terms (July 2015 - June 2018) on the ACS Executive Committee. All dues-paying members of the Society are invited to vote to ratify each of these candidates for these terms.
Elizabeth Brient is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia. Brient is a longstanding member of the American Cusanus Society Executive Committee. Her research interests are in basic philosophical issues concerning the relationship between the one and the many, parts and wholes, and the infinite and the finite. Her current research specifically revolves around the theme of “radical beginnings” in both individual human lives (what Arendt has termed human “natality”), the temporality associated with the emergence of the radically new, and the much broader cultural-historical context of epochal transition. Recent publications include: The Immanence of the Infinite: Hans Blumenberg and the Threshold to Modernity (The Catholic University of America Press, 2002); “Blumenberg Reading Cusanus: Metaphor and Modernity,” in Erinnerung an das Humane: Beiträge zur phänomenologischen Anthropologie Hans Blumenbergs (Mohr Siebeck, 2011); and “How can the infinite 'measure' the finite? Three Mathematical Metaphors from De docta ignorantia,” in Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (The Catholic University of America Press, 2006).
Peter Casarella is an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Casarella is a longstanding member of the American Cusanus Society Executive Committee, and he served as President of the Society from 2009 to 2014. He has published almost fifty essays in scholarly journals on a variety of topics—e.g., medieval Christian Neoplatonism, contemporary theological aesthetics, and the Hispanic/Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church. Recent publications also include the following edited and co-edited volumes: Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress (William B. Eerdmans, Jr., 2014); Witnessing: Prophecy, Politics, and Wisdom (Orbis Press, 2014); A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (with William F. Storrar and Paul Louis Metzger, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011); and Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (The Catholic University of America Press, 2006).
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