Keeley Vatican Lecture: The Council’s Origins

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Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Walter Cardinal Kasper will be giving the 2013 Terrence Keeley Vatican Lecture entitled, “The Origins of Vatican II”. This is a special, pre-conference presentation by Cardinal Kasper, sponsored by the Nanovic Institute, and is open to the public.
 
Born in Germany in 1933, Cardinal Kasper served as bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart from 1989 until his 1999 appointment as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He was created a cardinal in 2001. Pope John Paul II appointed Cardinal Walter Kasper as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in 2001, which includes the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. The noted theologian, and author of the highly regarded book, Jesus the Christ and former professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Tubingen, Cardinal Kasper brought his theological skills to the work of the Commission, as is evident in the important essays and addresses on Christian-Jewish Relations that are gathered below. He retired as President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in 2010.

The conference, The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: A Celebration of His Life and Work, is an international gathering of scholars, including Cardinal Kasper himself, who will discuss Kasper’s thought and contributions to the Church. It will run from April 25, 2013, until April 27, 2013.

Check the conference website for updated information.

Originally published at al.nd.edu.

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