What Led to the Second Vatican Council’s Document on Interfaith Relations?

Lecture by Ted Ulrich, Ph.D.

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 24, 2015
3:35 PM - 3:35 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


free and open to the public


The Church of the Assumption
305 East 77th Street
Richfield, MN  55423

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Nostra Aetate: Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. This document represents a major shift, from defensiveness to openness, in the Catholic Church towards the non-Christian world. In this lecture, Professor Ted Ulrich will explore what he sees as the doctrinal development behind the document.

Ted Ulrich, Ph.D., is professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas where he teaches courses in the Christian theological tradition and world religions. The Sun Current recently published the article “Richfield native Ted Ulrich keeps one foot in India” about his travels and research in India.Click here to read more about Professor Ulrich’s teaching and scholarship.

Please read more about Gertrude Ulrich on the following links:

Obituary: "Gertrude Ulrich, 87, was the 'matriarch of Richfield,'" Star Tribune, May 7, 2015
"A Richfield matriarch is remembered," Sun Current
Interview with Gertrude Ulrich by the Minnesota Historical Society
Tribute at the Richfield City Council Meeting (video at minute 25:00)

Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center in collaboration with The Church of the Assumption

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