Noted theologian Dr. Regis Martin sheds light and hope on the nature of a fallen world for the Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series with "Still Point: Loss, Longing, and our Search for God."
The second annual lecture series continues at 5 p.m. on December 3 in Jubilee Hall Auditorium, Seton Hall University, South Orange. All are welcome and admission is free; guests are encouraged to R.S.V.P. online or to Alexandra Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 275-2808.
About Regis Martin
Regis Martin is a professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he has taught for the past twenty-five years. He studied in Rome at the Angelicum and graduated summa cum laude in 1988 with a doctorate in sacred theology. He is the author of more than a half dozen books, most recently The Beggars Banquet. Married and living in Steubenville, Martin is the father of ten children and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Martin is also known to many EWTN viewers as a regular panelist on Franciscan University Presents, a theology discussion program to which Dr. Martin brings his knowledge of the Catholic faith, keen wit, and occasional humor as the panel probes timely moral and religious topics.
About the Lecture
Because the search for an Ultimate Horizon---which, in the Catholic Tradition, we dare to call God---is something both constitutive of who we are, and determinative of all that we long to become, the lecture will explore the whole state of being lost and alone in a dark wood (Dante), in which the desire for escape has grown truly desperate. His presentation will shed light and hope on the nature of a predicament from which, in a fallen world, no one is spared. My lament, writes Gerard Manley Hopkins in one of the Terrible Sonnets, Is cries countless, cries like dead / letters sent / To dearest him that lives alas! away! What an honor to have Dr. Martin as our second Archbishop Meyers Lecture Series distinguished speaker. His lecture will lead us into a mature meditation to the still point symbol of the Logos, to transcend the temporal, to give up desire, suffering and to rise up. It is exactly in the stillness that Dr. Martin proposed where perfect order can be found. It will be a beautiful and rewarding journey, said Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku, Professor and Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies.
Dr. Martin's presentation is sponsored by the Department of Catholic Studies. The department, established in 2012, fosters Seton Halls Catholic identity and mission by exploring the relationship of Catholicism with all areas of culture and learning. At the inauguration of the Archbishop Myers Lecture Series last year, the Apostolic Blessing was imparted by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to Seton Hall University on the establishment of the Department of Catholic Studies, its faculty and students. Seton Hall is the first university in the eastern United States to create a Department of Catholic Studies and is America's oldest diocesan university.
One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership – developing students in mind, heart and spirit – since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 academic programs, Seton Halls academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News U World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car from New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The University's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.
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