Theology department hosts John Paul II lecture


Kayla Nguyen
Contributing Writer

All University of Dallas faculty and staff interested in the teachings of Pope John Paul II in the modern world should mark their calendars for Thursday, April 19. The Department of Theology will proudly present Fr. Matthew Lamb, who will be discussing “Blessed John Paul II on the Millennial Challenges Facing Catholic Intellectual Life.”  The talk, which will be the sixth annual JPII lecture at UD, will be held in Lynch Auditorium at 7 p.m. There will be a reception following the lecture in Upstairs Haggar.

The following morning, April 20, there will be a follow-up seminar open to all students and staff, giving them an opportunity to further discuss the lecture and the teachings of John Paul II. The seminar will take place at 11 a.m. in Gorman Faculty Lounge.

Fr. Matthew Lamb is a distinguished professor of theology at Ave Maria University and an authority on John Paul II. He taught at Boston College and Marquette University before going to Ave Maria, and has written several books and over 140 articles for various publications. He emphasizes the importance of living a life of wisdom and faith in the modern world, and acknowledges how Blessed John Henry Newman, author of The Idea of the University – excerpts from which often find their way into UD core classes – has influenced his own writings on Catholicism in the modern world.

The Department of Theology hopes that students and visitors will connect with Fr. Lamb’s words and engage in discussion with him afterward.


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