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Pope’s Use of Apocalyptic Theory in Social Teaching is Focus of Paluse Lecture

Dr. William Wright, associate professor of theology and a Paluse Faculty Research Grant winner at Duquesne University, will present Echoes of Biblical Apocalypticism in Benedict XVI's Social Teaching on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Bayer Learning Center's Wolfe Hall.

Wright's lecture will shed light upon the ways in which Pope Benedict XVI draws upon biblical apocalyptic theory to frame his social teaching. This includes defining the challenges that confront the Church today and the prophetic Christian responses to them.

Dr. Sarah MacMillen, associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Calvin Troup, associate professor of communication, will serve as respondents to the lecture.

The Paluse lecture is sponsored by the Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412.396.1595.

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