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Discovering Women of Our Faith Tradition: The Scriptures and the Saints
November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for Dinner and dialogue in Wallace Hall with Dr. Teresa Berger and Dr. Paul Lakeland
Women have played profound roles in our Church’s development over the centuries. Their gifts have enriched the faith of generations. They have been acknowledged as saints as well as cast in roles of influence throughout the scriptures.
What do they have to say to women of today? What models of faith in action do they offer the contemporary world? Have we been faithful in continuing their roles as saints, prophets, leaders, and voices of courage?
Join the Women’s Voices Committee for a dialogue on these very topics, enjoy a light dinner, and listen to the wisdom of two scholars with expertise in this arena.
To RSVP for the event, complete the form below. The registration deadline is Friday, November 10th.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Teresa Berger, Ph.D., is Professor of Liturgical Studies, and Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology at Yale University School of Divinity.
Professor Berger teaches in the fields of liturgical studies and Catholic theology with doctorates in both. Her scholarly interests for many years lay at the intersection of these disciplines with gender theory. More recently, Professor Berger has turned her attention to questions of liturgy and creation and to liturgical practices in digital worlds. She has an extensive list of publications, and her work includes a video documentary, Worship in Women’s Hands (2007). An active Roman Catholic, Professor Berger regularly writes for the liturgy blog “Pray Tell.” Originally from Germany, she has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Mainz, Münster, Berlin, and Uppsala. In 2003, she received the distinguished Herbert Haag Prize for Freedom in the Church.
Dr. Paul Lakeland is the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Professor of Catholic Studies and founding director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University.
Professor Lakeland has served for ten years as department chair in Religious Studies and for six years as director of the Honors Program. In 2004, he was named the inaugural Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Professor of Catholic Studies and founding director of the Center for Catholic Studies. From 2010-14 he also served as a visiting faculty member at Yale University Divinity School. Teaching courses in liberation theology, Catholic ecclesiology, and religion and literature, Dr. Lakeland is the author of ten books. His latest publication is The Wounded Angel: Fiction and the Religious Imagination (2017), which received the 2018 College Theology Society Award for the best book in theology.