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Barron to deliver Vernon Robertson Lecture at Bellarmine University on Feb. 17

Feb 05, 2015

Because of winter weather, this event was cancelled.

Fr. Robert Barron will present a lecture titled "The Metaphysics of Co-Inherence: A Meditation on the Essence of the Christian Message" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17 in Bellarmine University’s Frazier Hall. [campus map]

Father BarronThe annual Vernon Robertson Lecture will open with a welcome by Bellarmine’s president, Dr. Joseph McGowan. Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, chair of Bellarmine’s theology department, will introduce Barron.

Barron is the rector of Mundelein Seminary and University of St. Mary of the Lake in Illinois. He was the creator and host of “Catholicism,” a television series that appeared on Public Broadcasting Service in 2011. He holds a doctor of sacred theology from Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 10 books and numerous journal articles on theology and spiritual life. 

The lecture commemorates Fr. Vernon Robertson, who was a priest in the Archdiocese of Louisville and a social justice advocate concerned with issues of poverty and education.

“Fr. Barron is one of the premier Catholic public intellectuals today,” said Dr. Joseph Flipper, an assistant professor of theology at Bellarmine. “He presents the Catholic intellectual tradition as a source for understanding modern culture and reads modern culture through the eyes of faith. The members of the Bellarmine community, and especially the students, are enthusiastic for the upcoming lecture.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.


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