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Where Does the School of Theology and Ministry Belong in the University?

INAUGURATION OF THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY

Richard J. Clifford

October 21, 2008.

Presenter: Richard J. Clifford, S.J., STM dean and professor of Old Testament

Respondents: Jill Ker Conway, author, historian, former president of Smith College, and visiting lecturer, Science, Technology, and Society Program at MIT; and Cutberto Garza, Boston College provost and dean of faculties.

There are advantages to educating priests and lay ecclesial ministers together and in a place of research and contemplation, in a university that is international, Catholic, and engaged in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.  This lecture explores how such a school can remain in touch with the actual practice of Catholics as well as the sources of the authoritative tradition.

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center

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