Bible Scholar Scott Hahn to Deliver Lectures at Christendom CollegeSeptember 11, 2013
The first lecture, entitled “The Bible, the Eucharist and the New Evangelization,” is part of the College’s Major Speaker Program and will be held on September 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Lawrence Commons. On September 17, Hahn will travel to the College’s graduate school in Alexandria, Va., to deliver a lecture entitled “Politicizing the Bible” at 7:00 p.m. Concluding his visit to the College, Hahn will deliver a lecture entitled “Consuming the Word.” This final talk, which is part of the College’s Faith & Reason Lecture Series, will be held in St. Kilian’s Café at 4:00 p.m.
An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Over 500 of these talks have been produced in audio and video formats by St. Joseph Communications. These talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to embrace the Catholic faith.
He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
A profound author of many books, Hahn received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy, and Economics from Grove City College, Penn., in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. He has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Va. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
About the Major Speaker Program
Christendom College's Major Speaker Program is an important aspect of the academic life at the College, offering the students and community an opportunity for cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment beyond the classroom. The program offers students the opportunity to gain greater insights and depth of understanding of important issues, and to interact personally with a wide range of men and women who are shapers and critics of our society.
About the Faith & Reason Lecture Series
The Faith & Reason Lecture Series was born of the spirit of Faith & Reason, the academic journal of Christendom College. The mission of the journal and this series is to create an educated Catholic laity, a laity in love with all that is good, beautiful, and true.
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