The Faith That the Church Hands On
Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, gives the opening lecture of the continuing-education curriculum for Boston College’s Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (IREPM). He discusses the mechanisms by which the Catholic Church may pass on a faith essentially unchanged from its very beginnings, despite its adaptations to a modern world. Dulles, the first American to be elevated to cardinal without first being a bishop, is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University. A noted theologian, he is the author of 22 books, including Models of the Church (Doubleday, 1974) and The New World of Faith (Our Sunday Visitor, 2000), as well as hundreds of articles.
Welcoming remarks are given by Jean Chisser, an assistant director at IREPM. Dulles is introduced by Thomas Groome, director of IREPM.
Date: October 12, 2005
Location: Gasson Hall 100, Boston College