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2017 Faculty Summer Seminar on "The Message of Matthew"  

MathewJoin the Center for Catholic Studies for the 2017 Faculty Summer Seminar, "The Message of Matthew," this May 23-25th. Father Pablo Gadenz, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies will be the facilitator. Faculty and administrators can apply by indicating interest to Francia Peterson by May 8th. The Seminar is held for three days from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and is presented in partnership with the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.

The Gospel of Matthew has played a significant role throughout history in teaching the Christian message. Its memorable presentation of the deeds and words of Jesus includes the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, the Our Father and the Golden Rule. It is the Gospel of the kingdom and of the Church. It also serves as a bridge between the Old and the New Testaments. This seminar will explore the background, themes, and impact of Matthew's Gospel. It will be of special interest to Core faculty teaching the Journey of Transformation.

Fr. Gadenz has been a faculty member in the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology since 2008. He received his licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L.) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and his doctorate in biblical theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He regularly teaches courses on the Synoptic Gospels and is the author of a forthcoming commentary on the Gospel of Luke (Baker Academic).

Since 1998, the Center for Catholic Studies has provided the opportunity for faculty to reflect in depth on topics central to the Catholic intellectual tradition. This seminar is open to all administrators and faculty. Faculty participants who write a short response-essay will receive a stipend of $300. These essays will be collected and made available online »

About the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership
The Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership promotes openness to God's call in both the academic life and common life of Seton Hall University to support the overall mission of forming students as servant leaders for today's world. The center began in 2003 supported by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment to further their goal of preparing the next generation of Church Leadership.

The Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership does its work in cooperation with other campus organizations and by sponsoring several different programs including: faculty development; scholarships; retreats for students, faculty and alumni; spiritual outreach to students; local community development; service learning opportunities; and the expression of faith through the arts.

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review.

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Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Christine Brazeau
  • (973) 275-4883
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