For Immediate Release
January 8, 2010
2010 AQUINAS LECTURE TO PROBE
“HOW BODILY IS THE BODILY RESURRECTION?”
(ST. LOUIS) – St. Thomas Aquinas’ views concerning human resurrection will be probed when University of Dayton theology professor and prolific author Matthew Levering, Ph.D., speaks to the question of “How Bodily is the Bodily Resurrection?” for Aquinas Institute of Theology’s twenty-seventh annual Aquinas Lecture on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Saint Francis Xavier “College Church” Ballroom on the campus of St. Louis University, Grand Avenue at Lindell Boulevard.
The Aquinas Lecture will be presented from 3:00 – 4:40 p.m., and is open to the public.
Dr. Levering, chair of the board of the Academy of Catholic Theology and a senior fellow at the Centre for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, has written and spoken extensively on the theology of Aquinas. He is the author of eleven books and nearly fifty academic articles, including the recently published Participatory Biblical Exegesis: A Theology of Biblical Interpretation and the forthcoming Christ and the Catholic Priesthood: Ecclesial Hierarchy and the Pattern of the Trinity. Levering received his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Duke University Divinity School, and a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He currently serves as a tenured professor of theology at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Since 1983, Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Catholic graduate school for theology and ministry located in St. Louis and administered by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), has hosted a special public lecture on an important theological topic to mark the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas Institute, the only Catholic institution in the world offering a Doctorate in preaching, educates candidates from religious orders to prepare for ordination to the priesthood alongside vowed religious and laypeople pursuing careers in the Catholic Church or simply seeking a richer faith life.