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Le Moyne College Hosts Lecture on Importance of Second Vatican Council

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk by internationally known theologian Martin Marty on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel. His talk is titled “Vatican II: Last Rites for Anti-Protestantism, Anti-Catholicism and Other Antis?” In his talk, Marty will reflect on the importance and meaning of the Second Vatican Council from his perspective as both an observer and as a Protestant theologian.

Martin Marty is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. The author of over fifty books, Marty has written the three-volume “Modern American Religion” (University of Chicago Press) and, most recently, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography.” His “Righteous Empire” won the National Book Award.

Marty is past president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association. He has served on two U.S. Presidential Commissions and was director of both the Fundamentalism Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago.

In addition to the National Book Award, Marty has received the National Humanities Medal, the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Chicago Alumni Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal of the Association of Theological Schools, and the Order of Lincoln Medallion (Illinois’ top honor).

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is the first of several events this year in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of Vatican II, the most important ecumenical council in the Catholic Church in modern times. The events are sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity, in conjunction with the Department of Religious Studies and the Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection at Le Moyne College. For more information, call (315) 445-6110.


posted on: 9/25/2012