Papal Resignation and Election Discussion
When: Wednesday, February 27, 2012 at 7:00p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, room 252
If you plan to attend, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Please indicate the names of anyone who is coming.What is the meaning of Benedict XVI's resignation and legacy? What kind of person might be the next pope? What kind of challenges will confront the next pontiff and the Church?
If these questions are of interest, please come to this panel discussion that will be followed by a Q&A period.
Dr. Cory Andrew Labrecque
A Catholic ethicist and the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Religious Thought at Emory University's Center for Ethics. He earned a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics (2011) at McGill University where he was a course lecturer in the Faculty of Religious Studies.
Associate professor in systematic theology in the Candler school of Theology. His research focuses on the political mission of the church, and music and theology. He has written on the Catholic theologian, Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Therese of Lisieux.
Dr. Phillip M. Thompson
Executive Director of the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University. He has a Ph.D. in the History of Culture from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from the University of Georgia, and an LL.M. in Health Law from DePaul University. His most recent book is Returning to Reality, Thomas Merton's Wisdom for a Technological World.
Sponsored by the Aquinas Center of Theology and the Candler School of Theology.
For more information on the papal resignation and the papal election go to www.aquinas.emory.edu.