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Newman Memorial Lecture, Sept. 18

  • 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Power Center

The National Institute for Newman Studies presents:

Newman on the Development of Doctrine:
The Myth of the Rational Assessment of Christianity

Join distinguished theologian Dr. Cyril O'Regan as he returns to Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman's classic Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. Professor O'Regan reminds us that in Newman's day any "development" of religious teaching was considered a corruption. He finds that Newman's great achievement was to expose this assumption as an uncritical prejudice and to make a theological case for development as the natural course of doctrine in a healthy, living Church.

In addition to helping us appreciate the historical importance of Newman's argument, Dr. O'Regan will comment on how it fares in current Catholic discussions of the nature of tradition.About Dr. Cyril O'Regan, Ph.D.

  • Public Lecture
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at 5 p.m.
  • Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University

About Cyril O'Regan, Ph.D.

Cyril O'ReganCyril O'Regan is the Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and the influential author of many books, including Gnostic Return in Modernity. He lectures and publishes widely on the intersection of philosophy and theology, on Trinitarian theology, on modern Protestant and Catholic thought, on mystical theology, and on postmodern theology.

For more information, email newmanstudies@ninsdu.org or call 412.681.4375.

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