Dr. Mary Shivanandan will deliver a lecture entitled “The Redemption of the Body and the Call to Holiness” on November 14 at Christendom College as part of the College’s Major Speakers Program. The lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Shivanandan is a professor of theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC, where she has taught since 1989. Her area of expertise is theological anthropology with an emphasis on the theology of the body. From 1999 to 2001 she was associate dean of the Institute.

1Professor Shivanandan graduated from Cambridge University in England with a degree in Classics and received her licentiate and doctorate in sacred theology from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in 1991 and 1995 respectively. She is the author of numerous articles both academic and general, has contributed chapters to several books and is the author notably of two on marriage and family: Natural Sex, (New York: Rawson Wade, 1979) for a general audience, reprinted in part as Challenge to Love (Bethesda, MD: KM Associates 1984) and Crossing the Threshold of Love: A New Vision of Marriage in the Light of John Paul II’s Anthropology (Washington, DC: the Catholic University of America Press, 1999), the fruit of her doctoral work.

If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact Suzannah Redner at 800.877.5456, ext. 239.

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