Fairfield University hosts Rev. Dorian Llywelyn for annual Bellarmine Lecture

Fairfield University hosts Rev. Dorian Llywelyn for annual Bellarmine Lecture

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The noted theologian and author will speak at the Dolan Business School Dining Room on Wednesday, February 10.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 19, 2016) — Reverend Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., will deliver Fairfield University’s 2016 Bellarmine Lecture titled “O Victorious General, Invincible in War: The Virgin Mary, the Church, and the State” at the Dolan School of Business Dining Room on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University’s Center for Catholic Studies.

“This year’s Bellarmine Lecturer is not only a distinguished Jesuit scholar like those before him, but also an expert in a fascinating and under-explored field,” said Paul Lakeland, Ph.D., chair of Fairfield’s Catholic Studies department. “Fr. Dorian Llywelyn studies the relationship between nationalism, patriotism and religion, and his lecture at Fairfield will explore the relationship between devotion to the Virgin Mary and nationalism.”

Fr. Llywelyn’s recent research focuses on popular devotion and its relation to theology. Fr. Llywelyn is a member of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, a theologian, and author of Sacred Place, Chosen People: Land and National Identity in Welsh Spirituality, and Toward a Catholic Theology of Nationality . He currently teaches systematic theology at Heythrop College, University of London.

The Bellarmine Lecture is an annual lecture sponsored by Catholic Studies, featuring a distinguished Jesuit. Past speakers include Rev. James Martin, S.J., Rev. Paul Crowley, S.J., and Rev. John W. Padberg, S.J.

For more information about the lecture or the Center for Catholic Studies, contact Michelle Ross at mross@fairfield.edu .

Vol. 48, No. 78

Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

Posted On: 01-20-2016 03:01 PM

Volume: 48 Number: 78