Tomas Halik to deliver 2020 Duffy Lectures
Halik was born in Prague and spent his childhood under Stalinism. He converted to Christianity and was ordained to the priesthood in secret. He was a close friend of Vaclav Havel and advisor to John Paul II. He is professor of sociology at Charles University in Prague, pastor of the academic parish, president of the Czech Christian Academy, and winner of the Templeton Prize. The cover of his latest book states that "his work has been compared to that of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton and Henry Nouwen."
All lectures begin at 5:00 pm and end at 6:30 pm in Gasson Hall 305