Christendom College founding faculty member Dr. William H. Marshner will deliver a two-part lecture series on June 23 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Church in McLean, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Marshner’s series is titled “From Bread to God: A Catholic Understanding of Transubstantiation.”
Marshner, one of America’s leading Catholic theologians and a member of Christendom’s theology department for the past thirty-eight years, recently delivered his final lecture as a teacher for the college on May 11. He will continue his relationship with the college as a scholar in residence, working as an author and guest speaker.
A convert to the faith and an eminent Thomistic theologian, Dr. William Marshner pursued his undergraduate studies at Gettysburg College, majoring in Greek. While pursuing a degree at the Yale graduate school, he studied Hebrew, Akkadian, Aramaic, and other Semitic languages. He earned an M.A. from the University of Dallas and his S.T.D. from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America. First encountering Christendom founder Dr. Warren Carroll while they both worked at the Catholic magazine Triumph, Dr. William Marshner became one of the five founding faculty members of Christendom in 1977. Due to extensive work in the field of theology, Marshner was named the first chairman of the theology department of the college, a position he would hold for a number of years before continuing on as a professor at the college for the next thirty-eight years. Marshner has been published extensively in newspapers and academic journals, with his latest work, An Anti-Modernist Anthology, being released this year.
St. John the Beloved Church is located at 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean Va., 22101. Admission is free and no reservation is required. For more information, please visit instituteofcatholicculture.com. Download the flyer here.