Author and Catholic Thought Professor at Notre Dame to Speak at MTSM09.09.22
Dr. Gary Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Thought at the University of Notre Dame will be the speaker for Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology’s (MTSM) Marzheuser Lecture on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm in the Bartlett Center on MTSM’s campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Anderson’s presentation, “The Penance of King David” will illustrate how the distinction between enduring punishment for one’s sins and making satisfaction can illuminate the story of David’s penance after his dalliance with Bathsheba and how it might inform our own understanding of the Rite of Reconciliation.
Dr. Anderson holds a doctoral degree from Harvard University. His research focuses on the Hebrew Scriptures and how they were received in Jewish and Christian communities. He has authored numerous publications, including Sin: A History (2009), Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition (2013), and Christian Doctrine and the Old Testament (2017).
Each year, MTSM hosts two public lectures established by generous donors. The Marzheuser Lecture was established in memory of Rev. Richard A. Marzheuser who died in 2000. Fr. Marzheuser was an alumnus of MTSM who served as dean and faculty member of MTSM. In the last years of his life, one of Fr. Marzheuser’s main concerns was fostering improved relations between Catholics and Jews. The Marzheuser Lecture is given periodically on a topic related to Jewish-Catholic relations or Christianity’s Jewish heritage.
MTSM is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s graduate-level Catholic Seminary and School of Theology. Founded in 1829, our 75-acre campus prepares men for ordination to the priesthood and permanent diaconate as part of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. In addition, our School of Theology offers classes for graduate and certification programs for laity, clergy and religious.
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