A Breath of the Power of God: Women’s Wisdom Informing Theology and Ministry is the title of the 2012 International Women’s Day Lecture at CTU. This lecture aims to raise awareness about women’s realities both globally and locally in society and in the church and to reflect theologically together on those realities and what is the response it calls forth from us.
The purpose of the TOLTON LECTURE is to recognize and acknowledge Black Catholic theological/historical and cultural scholarship and to provide an arena for the sharing of this research and scholarship with the community at Catholic Theological Union as well as the broader Church.
Reconciliation has become a much-discussed and much sought-after hope in many parts of our lives today--within our families, our Church, and in the wider society. The word 'reconciliation' has come to be used in many different ways and to mean many different things. In this Sundays At CTU, we look at the Christian understanding of reconciliation in its biblical roots and how it has come to be understood today, as it is applied to both personal and social situations.
Dr. Peter Ochs, the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia and a leading interpreter of Jewish thought, shares his insights on the need for trilateral dialogue in light of Pope Benedict’s controversial remarks on Islam during his address at the University of Regensburg.
A Conversation with One of the Most Distinguished Scholars of the Muslim World Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
The intensely troubling story of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac has been central in Jewish thought and biblical interpretation. Jewish thinkers in ancient, medieval and modern times have used this story to think about questions like the meaning and purpose of sacrifice, the nature of Divine mercy, and even to call into question God's justice. This lecture will show how midrashic and medieval interpretation made this story a Jewish one, deeply connected to Jewish ritual, practice, history and
The Twelfth Annual Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D., Lecture on Mission and Culture
"'Without Faces': Women's Perspectives on Contextual Missiology."
In partnership with the First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies, CTU and the Bernardin Center have been engaged in furthering our efforts in trilateral interreligious dialogue through a program entitled, “IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspectives on Issues that Matter to Our Faith Communities and to Our World.”
The “IN GOOD FAITH” programs for 2011-2012 consist of two events under the broad theme of “Approaching Difficult Ethical and Moral Questions and Issues from a Faith Perspective.”
As the feasts of All Saints and All Souls approach, we think of our loved ones who have gone before us and, as Christians have for centuries, wonder what life beyond death truly is. The biblical peoples, too, yearned to know more about the “far side.” This Sundays at CTU presentation will consider in word and artistic images the rich variety of metaphors that the Scriptures use in an attempt to understand what our destiny beyond death may be. For most of its history in biblical times, the people of Israel had no clear convictions about the afterlife.