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HDS Lecture: Paschal Promises in a Secular, Suffering and Violent World


STARTS: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM

5416 South Cornell (see map)

Paschal Promises in a Secular, Suffering and Violent World


"Do You Believe in Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting?" That question addressed to the gathered assembly as well as to catechumens at the Easter Vigil is at the heart of Christian faith. Theologians and preachers share the challenge facing all believers when called to give an account of Christian hope in a secular age and a world of suffering. This lecture will address recent efforts to speak anew of this ancient hope with particular attention to insights and questions emerging from political, liberationist and feminist scholars and those working in the field of disability studies.


Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., is Professor of  Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame where she specializes in theological anthropology, fundamental theology, and feminist theology and spirituality. She is the author of Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination, and Speaking with Authority: Catherine of Siena and the Voices of Women Today, and co-editor with Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S. of The Praxis of the Reign of God: An Introduction to the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx. A former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America (2005-2006), Dr. Hilkert was the first recipient of Washington Theological Union’s Sophia Award for Theological Excellence in service of ministry in 1997 and the Catholic Theological Society's Ann O’Hara Graff Award in 2012.