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USF lecture series on contemporary church continues July 15, 22

July 10, 2015

Jesuit Father James Hanvey’s lecture series on theological questions related to the meaning and mission of the Catholic Church in today’s world continues at the University of San Francisco on July 15 at 6:30 p.m. with “Mercy as an Agent of Social Change: The Mission of the Church under Francis” and July 22 at 6:30 p.m. with “Living the Resurrection: Future Hope or Present Task?” The location is Lone Mountain 100, Handlery Room, on the USF campus.

Father Hanvey, who is 2015 Lane Center Summer Scholar at USF, specializes in systematic theology and Catholic social thought and Ignatian spirituality. He received his doctorate from Oxford University on the Hegelian metaphysics of Trinitarian theology and has taught systematic theology at Heythrop College, University of London.

He was head of the Theology Department at Heythrop until he founded and was director of the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Society in 2004. When he finished as director he was seconded to work as the theological consultant to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. Although his main field is systematics, he has also held the Veale Chair in Ignatian Spirituality, The Milltown Institute, Dublin and he has also lectured and written on education, health care and the church’s response to contemporary culture.

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