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The Department of Theology is the heart of Notre Dame’s education in faith and reason. Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” the faculty engage in critical reflection in six areas: moral theology, world religions and world church, history of Christianity, liturgy, biblical studies, and systematic theology.

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Tue Nov 21, 2017

Art as Spiritual Encounter: Discussion of Henri Nouwen's "The Return of the Prodigal Son"

Location: O'Shaughnessy West Gallery

Have you ever considered art to be a catalyst for spiritual reflection? It was for Henri Nouwen, who embarked on a life-long spiritual journey after a chance encounter with and intense look at Rembrandt’s painting The Return of the Prodigal Son. Read Nouwen’s meditation – eponymously titled The Return of the Prodigal Son 

Wed Nov 29, 2017

Life Lunch with Susannah Monta: "Death with Dignity: The Poetry of John Donne"

Location: 1050 Jenkins Hall

Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Susannah Monta (John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., and Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor) and the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Dr. Monta will present on her area of expertise in literature and how it connects to the pro-life mission of the Catholic Church and the University of Notre Dame.…

Stories of Grace

Location: Geddes Hall Chapel

An evening of prayer and reflection featuring members of the Notre Dame community sharing stories of God’s ability to transform everyday life through grace. 

Featured storytellers at this event include Carolyn Ebner (Lyons Hall, ’18), Sam Bishop (Siegfried Hall, ’19), and Allyse Gruslin (Rector, Ryan Hall). All are welcome. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.…

Thu Nov 30, 2017

Jack Tannous Lecture: "On Samuel of Edessa, Mattai of Aleppo, and Wapha, the Aramean Philosopher, or, Syriac Literature as a 'Miserable Wreck'"

Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

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Prof. Jack Tannous of Princeton University will deliver a lecture entitled "On Samuel of Edessa, Mattai of Aleppo, and Wapha, the Aramean Philosopher, or, Syriac Literature as a 'Miserable Wreck.'" The lecture will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library), with a reception to follow.