Sister Barbara Reid, O.P., Vice President, Academic Dean, & Professor of New Testament Studies presents “Ministering as a Contemplative Presence in a Chaotic World” during the 2011 Alumae/i Reunion at CTU.
Dr. Scott Hahn describes what we know from Scripture about how the Apostle Paul evangelized non-Christians in his day.
Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to his wife Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fifth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.
He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Some of his newest books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, Covenant and Communion, and Signs of Life.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy, and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
Father Richard Rohr gives explanation to the “Cosmic Christ” saying that Jesus and Christ are actually two different entities. Jesus is the person of biblical history and 2000 years old. “The Christ” is the entity that has been around from the beginning of time. Just check it out, he’s much more into this than I am.
I like this in the aspect that Dr. Hayes draws lines of theology & faith in a life of discrimination.
The purpose of the TOLTON LECTURE is to recognize and acknowledge Black Catholic theological/historical and cultural scholarship and to provide an arena for the sharing of this research and scholarship with the community at Catholic Theological Union as well as the broader Church.
THE TOLTON LECTURE is named after Fr. Augustus Tolton the first recognized African American Catholic priest who was pastor in the 1890’s of the mother church of Black Catholics in Chicago- St. MONICA’s which is today, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church on the South Side. Last year the church officially opened his cause for sainthood — now designated Servant of God — Fr. Augustus Tolton
This year we are proud to welcome back to CTU community – Dr. Diana L. Hayes.
Diana L. Hayes is Emerita Professor of Systematic Theology at Georgetown University (retired).. She holds the Juris Doctor (LAW), PhD (RELIGIOUS STUDIES) and Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD) degrees and is the first African American woman to earn a Pontifical Doctorate in Theology (Catholic University of Louvain). Hayes is the author/editor of 7 books: Trouble Don’t Last Always: Soul Prayers; And Still We Rise: An Introduction to Black Liberation Theology; Hagars Daughtser: Womanist Ways of Being in the World; Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States (co-edited by Cyprian Davis) Wre You There: Stations of the Cross; Many Faces of the Church (co-edited with Peter Phan) and her most recent book “Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: A Womanist Theology as well as over 85 articles and book chapters. Her next book “Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality is to be published in April by Orbis books. She has been a mentor for numerous junior theologians — including myself. She has received numerous awards including the Elizabeth Seton Medal for Outstanding Woman Theologian and the US Catholic Award for Furthering the Role of Women in the Church as well as three honorary doctorates (one from CTU). Dr. Hayes has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa on issues of race, class, gender and religion, Womanist and Black theologies, women in the Catholic Church and African American Religion.
Dr. Hayes’s lecture is entitled: Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: The Making of a Womanist Theologian.
One of my favorite finds this week. Father Michael Himes gives a ‘last lecture’ at Boston College and expands on the heart and the soul of giving yourself away as Christ commands. Or does he command?
It might just be that I enjoy Himes need to talk with his hands. He is quite animated.
Fr. Michael Himes, professor of theology at Boston College, presents a last lecture—a talk in which the speaker shares his or her wisdom about the most important things in life. Fr. Himes is the author of numerous articles and books, including two that were recognized with the Catholic Press Association Book Award in Theology: Fullness of Faith: The Public Significance of Theology (Paulist Press, 1993) and Ongoing Incarnation: Johann Adam Möhler and the Beginnings of Modern Ecclesiology (Crossroad Herder, 1997). In 1992 the Boston College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presented him with its Award for Outstanding Teaching.