Christendom College

Founding Faculty Member Marshner to Deliver New Lecture Series at Christendom

October 10, 2016

marshner-new-lecture-series-1Christendom College founding faculty member Dr. William Marshner will deliver a new two-part lecture series at Christendom, beginning this coming Tuesday, October 11 and ending Thursday, October 27. The lectures, which will cover the topic of Church and State, will both be given at the campus’ St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

“This lecture series honors Dr. Marshner’s lifetime of scholarship and service to the college. Undergraduates can experience what so many of their predecessors saw in class: Dr. Marshner’s incisive wit, clarity, and depth of insight into theological topics. When our founder Dr. Warren Carroll retired from teaching, the college did similarly, so that students could have some experience of the founding generation of faculty,” said chairman of the theology department, Dr. Eric Jenislawski.

Marshner, one of America’s foremost theologians, will speak on “New Theories of Church and State” on Tuesday, October 11, and on “Ideas of Freedom” on October 27.

A staunch defender of the faith since his conversion in 1967, Marshner first encountered Christendom founder Dr. Warren Carroll when they both worked at the Catholic magazine Triumph, and in 1977 he became one of the five founding faculty members of Christendom College.

Transitioning into an esteemed scholar in the years following, Marshner was named the first chairman of the theology department at Christendom. For the next 38 years, Marshner taught at the college, with his unique gift as a teacher to make the most complex matters understandable and accessible winning the devotion of generations of students. Marshner retired from teaching in 2015, and has continued to serve Christendom as a scholar-in-residence ever since.

Marshner’s works in advocacy, journalism, and scholarship have been published in newspapers and academic journals, with many acclaimed books published as well, including a new work being released next month. A great majority of Marshner’s works is now contained online in one place as well, due to the recent launch of The Marshner Collected Works Online this past week.

Both of Marshner’s lectures will be open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please visit christendom.edu.

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