(February 17, 2009) - Dr. David L. Schindler, noted theologian and director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies, will speak on "Keeping the World Awake to God: Benedict XVI and the Church's Cultural Task in America", at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 26, in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Room of the DeSales University Center. The program, sponsored by DeSales and the Our Sunday Visitor Institute, is open to the public free of charge.
Currently, Schindler serves as the Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology and provost and dean at the John Paul II Institute based at the Catholic University of America.
Since 1982, Schindler has served as editor-in-chief of the American Edition of Communio: International Catholic Review, a federation of journals founded in 1972 by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Henri de Lubac, and other European theologians. He also is editor of the series, "Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought" with Eerdmans Publishing Company.
Schindler has published over 70 articles in the areas of metaphysics, fundamental theology, biotechnology, and the relation of theology and culture. He is the author of Heart of the World, Center of the Church. His most recent collection in collaboration with Doug Bandow is Wealth, Poverty and Human Destiny. Other collections include Beyond Mechanism: The Universe in Recent Physics and Catholic Thought; Act and Agent: Philosophical Foundations of Moral Education; Catholicism and Secularism in America; and Hans Urs von Balthasar: His Life and Work.
In 2002, he was appointed by John Paul II as a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Laity.
Formerly a Weaver Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar (Austria), Schindler taught in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame for 13 years and received tenure in 1985. Prior to that, he taught at Mount St. Mary's College for four years and received tenure in 1978.
Schindler received his bachelor's and masters degrees in philosophy from Gonzaga, and a doctoral degree in religion from Claremont Graduate School.
For more information, please contact Dr. Larry Chapp, professor of theology at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1264, or Larry.Chapp@desales.edu
Press Release: "Keeping the World Awake to God: Benedict XVI and the Church's Cultural Task in America," Focus of Talk by Noted Theologian, Thurs., Feb. 26 | Posted on: 2/17/2009
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