Dr. Stephen Hipp, associate professor of systematic theology at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, will present on “‘Hierarchy’ as a Pervasive Feature of the World” as part of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Lecture Series.

Dr. Stephen Hipp

Dr. Stephen Hipp

The UST community is invited to attend the lecture, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

Hipp’s talk will explore the universal presence of hierarchy in creation and the intrinsically hierarchical structure of being, from its simplest natural forms to its loftiest supernatural perfection.

Thematic considerations include the metaphysical roots of hierarchy among finite beings, Jesus Christ as the universal and interior principle of hierarchy, and the Trinity as the ultimate ground and reason for all hierarchy.