New Frontiers Series
The Theology Department has hosted a lecture series, New Frontiers in Theological Research, twice a year since 2012. The aim of the series is to present the scholarly research of the faculty of the UST Theology Department in a publicly accessible form. The series contributes to the University’s emphasis on the integration of theology with other fields of study.
NEW FRONTIERS IN THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
A Pilgrim People Amid Tribes and Empire:
Catholic Peace Theology in a Globalizing World
Dr. Gerald Schlabach
Monday, October 1, 2018
McNeely Hall 100
Dr. Gerald Schlabach, professor of moral theology,
will give the New Frontiers in Theological Research lecture.
Even as the Second Vatican Council called the Catholic Church to rethink war in the modern world, the shape of the modern world was shifting. Now, in the tug-of-war between globalization and resurgent cultural identities, borders are increasingly in flux. It is an opportunity for Christians to rediscover their calling as a transnational people of peace. For if we are all living in diaspora anyway, Catholics might even become catholic again for the first time.
Gerald Schlabach is a professor of moral theology at the University of St. Thomas, former chair of Justice and Peace Studies, and a leader in the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. He is currently completing a book on Catholic peace theology entitled A Pilgrim People: Becoming a Catholic Peace Church. His New Frontiers lecture will summarize that work, while drawing on his decades of ecumenical dialogue for peace.
Other lectures in the series:
Dr Massimo Faggioli, ‘Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning’, April 19, 2012. See a similar lecture at St. Jerome's University.
Dr. Barbara Sain, "What is Hope?," March 8, 2018.