Living Theology Series considers dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church at Fairfield University

Living Theology Series considers dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church at Fairfield University

The Living Theology series, sponsored by Fairfield University's Catholic Studies program, presents "Dialogue in the Church: The State of the Question" on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 9:30 a.m. Bradford Hinze, Ph.D., a noted author and professor of theology at Fordham University, will lead the 2.5-hour morning workshop in the School of Nursing Auditorium. It is the first of three fall workshops that are free and open to the public.

Dr. Hinze is the author of "Narrating History, Developing Doctrine: Friedrich Schleiermacher and Johann Sebastian Drey" and is the editor or co-author of four other books. His latest book, "Practices of Dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church: Aims and Obstacles, Lessons and Laments" was published this year by Continuum Press.

In this workshop, Dr. Hinze will lead a discussion examining where and how people talk to one another about faith and other issues in the Catholic Church.

The Living Theology Series is free and open to the public and features three Saturday sessions a semester on the Fairfield campus. The first series began in spring 2005 and attracted participants from throughout Fairfield County. The sessions are intended to help local Catholics and others learn about the latest thinking in the church and develop their own thoughts on these important topics.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal magazine, will lead a pre-Election Day workshop entitled "Religion, Politics and the Electoral Process." The final Living Theology workshop of the semester is "What's So Fascinating about the Gnostic Gospels?" scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2.

For more information, contact Administrative Coordinator Carolyn Arnold at or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415. Information on these and other programs offered through Catholic Studies can be obtained at the website,

Posted On: 08-22-2006 10:08 AM

Volume: 39 Number: 18