The St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Lecture Series continues on Monday night, Oct. 23 with a talk by Dr. Timothy George on “The Reformation After 500 Years: An Ecumenical Remembrance.”
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Vianney Hall Auditorium on the seminary campus, 100 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood.
After five centuries of division between brothers and sisters consecrated to Christ in baptism, it has become clear that the pursuit of Christian unity requires not only frankness of theological discussion but a true and charitable desire to understand one another.
In his many books, articles and lectures, George has been an exemplary contributor to this common effort. He has served as the dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University since its inception in 1988. Trained in theology and church history at Harvard University, he is the author of more than 20 books, including “Theology of the Reformers,” “John Calvin and the Church,” and “Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?”
George also serves as the general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, a 28-volume series of 16th-century exegetical comment. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of First Things, Christianity Today and Books & Culture. He is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College.
An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, he has served on the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and has chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance.
Upcoming lectures in the series include:
Monday, Nov. 13
Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.: “Evolution and Creation,” 7-9 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Bishop Robert Barron: “On the Church and Social Communications,” 7-9 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Bishop William Michael Mulvey: “Christians and Muslims: Love Creates a Dialogue Between Friends,” 7-9 p.m.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Dr. Mary Hirschfeld: T.B.A., 7-9 p.m.